53% turnout in Delhi Municipal elections

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

The elections to Delhi’s three municipalities were held on Sunday with 53.53 per cent turnout at 9.30pm according to Delhi State Election Commission.

The elections were crucial for the BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress. For, the BJP is fighting ten years anti-incumbency while the AAP is hoping to make a good debut and the Congress is seeking a revival.

After the poll ended, the BJP said that it was confident of sweeping the corporations while its rivals were less exuberant. ‘We have contested 247 seats and believe we will get around 220 seats which is no less than a miracle in a multi corned contest, said a senior BJP leader Vijender Gupta.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged malfunctioning of EVMs and mismanagement across the city. He tweeted that ‘reports from all over Delhi of EVM malfunction, people voter slips not allowed to vote. What is SEC doing?, he tweeted.

Congress spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee said ‘ based on reports from the ground, we will do well in the polls. We are confident of our chances’.

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