MCD Elections 2022 Updates: 50% voter turnout recorded, less than 2017 figures
New Delhi, Dec 04: Around 50 per cent voting was recorded on Sunday in the election to the 250 municipal wards in Delhi, with main rivals BJP and AAP claiming victory in the high-stakes contest.
No major glitches in electronic voting machines were reported and the voting passed off peacefully with high security observed at the 3,360 critical booths in 493 locations where more than 25,000 police personnel, nearly 13,000 home guards and 100 companies of paramilitary forces were deployed.
The results will be announced on December 7. Garbage collection and landfills emerged as one of the biggest issues in the fight between the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP, which has been controlling municipal bodies for 15 years. The polls are crucial for the AAP and its leader Arvind Kejriwal as they seek expansion of the party ahead of 2024 general elections in the country.
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"My name is neither in the voter list nor in the deleted list. My wife has voted. Officials are checking it," says Delhi Congress president Anil Chaudhary who arrived at a polling booth in Dallupura to cast his vote for #DelhiMCDElections pic.twitter.com/cHWtjYin5f— ANI (@ANI) December 4, 2022
Congress leader Alka Lamba casts her voter for #DelhiMCDElection2022 at a polling booth in Raghubir Nagar— ANI (@ANI) December 4, 2022
"I appeal to people to come out of their homes and vote. People should vote for change," she says pic.twitter.com/iOCkVBdswq