Delhi MCD Election 2017: BJP jubilant; AAP, Congress shrink
New Delhi, April 27: Riding on a Modi wave and defeating anti-incumbency, the BJP on Wednesday retained with a sweeping majority its 10-year hold on the capital's three civic bodies.
The BJP won 181 of the 270 wards of all the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi. It won 64 of 103 wards in North, 70 of 104 in South and 47 of 63 in East.
The Aam Aadmi Party led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal could manage wins in just 48 wards and the Congress was way behind with 30 seats. The Bahujan Samaj Party won three wards, Indian National Lok Dal and Samajwadi Party one each and independents won six wards.
BJP celebrates its grand victory
Delhi BJP President and MP, Manoj Tiwari, BJP incharge of Delhi Shyam Jaju, Hans Raj Hans and others during a press conference after BJP posted a huge victory in the MCD elections.
The BJP's hat-trick in the capital's municipal polls is being seen as a feather in the cap of the party's Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari and it has helped him emerge as a key face of the party in the national capital.
As Delhi has a large migrant population, Tiwari, who hails from Bihar, also made efforts to woo these sections.
Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu greets Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, the brain behind the party's "AAP se na ho ga" (AAP can't do it) campaign, also credited the victory to Modi and his developmental policies.
BJP dedicates MCD victory to martyred CRPF Jawans.
Delhi BJP President and MP, Manoj Tiwari, Hans Raj Hans and others paying homage to CRPF martyers as party dedicated its landslide win in the MCD elections to the CRPF personnel martyred in the recent Sukma Naxal attack.
Workers carry a hoarding outside Delhi BJP office
There were no bursting of crackers at the Delhi BJP office at Pandit Pant Marg since morning, or dancing to tune of drumbeats by party workers and supporters, or splashing of colour and distribution of sweets.
BJP leaders and workers paid floral tributes to the Central Reserve Police Force men killed in Maoist attack in Sukma.
BJP takes dig at AAP
A poster outside Delhi BJP office said 'Delhi vasiyo badhai, Kejriwal ki hesiyat batai' (congratulations citizens of Delhi, put Kejriwal in place).
AAP hopes for survival
The AAP office at Rouse Avenue wore a deserted look as only a very few party volunteers could be seen there.
Congress looks for revival!
There were no top leaders except for some party volunteers, at the Delhi Congress office.
The Congress was looking at a possible revival in Delhi, where it ruled for 15 years till 2013 but failed to win a single seat in the 2015 assembly elections or a Lok Sabha seat from Delhi in the 2014 polls.
Swaraj India Leader Yogender Yadav addresses a press conference after MCD Election Result.
Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India, which was formed six months ago, has failed to impress Delhi voters as the fledgling party has not won even a single ward in the city's municipal elections held on Sunday.