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MCD Elections 2022 Updates: 50% voter turnout recorded, less than 2017 figures

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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.

MCD Elections 2022: Stage set for high-stakes civic polls; 1.45 cr electors eligible to vote

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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7:40 PM, 4 Dec
Voting for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) election concludes, the state Election Commission said the voter turnout till 5 pm was less than 50%.
7:27 PM, 4 Dec
Senior BJP leader and former mayor of North Delhi Avtar Singh claimed on Sunday that his party was "ahead" of its rivals in the MCD polls, and accused the AAP of making "false claims to hide its failures".
7:25 PM, 4 Dec
The polling percentage in Delhi MCD elections, for all 250 wards, stands at approximately 50% till 5.30 PM: State Election Commission.
6:13 PM, 4 Dec
"State Election Commission, Delhi has merely adopted Electoral Roll prepared by ECI for the conduct of elections to MCD and as such the State Election Commission Delhi has no jurisdiction to make any additions or deletions. You may like to take up the matter with CEO, Delhi."
6:12 PM, 4 Dec
Delhi State Election Commission writes to Delhi Congress President Anil Chaudhary regarding the deletion of his name from the electoral roll.
4:59 PM, 4 Dec
Several children in the national capital had a brush with the electoral process as they excitedly accompanied their parents and other family members to the polling booths during the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections on Sunday.
4:44 PM, 4 Dec
The polling percentage in Delhi MCD elections, for all 250 wards, stands at approx 45% till 4 PM: State Election Commission.
3:55 PM, 4 Dec
Lotus will bloom in all three places in MCD elections, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections. BJP will again form government in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh and BJP government will be formed in MCD also: Union Minister Anurag Thakur, Hisar, Haryana.
3:52 PM, 4 Dec
Congress leader Ajay Maken on Sunday cast his vote at a polling booth in Rajouri Garden for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections and urged people to see the candidates and vote accordingly.
3:41 PM, 4 Dec
First-time voters batted for a spick and span Delhi with better civic amenities as they queued up for the MCD elections on Sunday. Of the 1.45 crore voters in Delhi, 95,0000 are first-time voters.
3:35 PM, 4 Dec
Accompanied by her daughter, 106-year-old Shanti Bala Vaidya reached a polling station in Bara Hindu Rao area in north Delhi to cast her vote in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) poll.
3:17 PM, 4 Dec
A rumor is being spread among the voters of Aam Aadmi Party that AAP is winning the MCD elections, so even if some people do not go to vote, it will be fine. Please don’t be in this delusion. You will have to work hard to get each of your votes out. Otherwise, you may have to repent later: Tweets AAP’s Saurabh Bharadwaj.
3:05 PM, 4 Dec
Nearly 30% of voters turnout recorded till 2 pm
2:58 PM, 4 Dec
"He has not visited the landfill in the past 8 years, and he says that he is finishing the landfill. Investing thousands of crores in advertising will not do good to the people of Delhi," Gambhir said.
2:49 PM, 4 Dec
Gambhir further took on Kejriwal over the landfill issue and said that the Chief Minister did not work to finish it.
2:31 PM, 4 Dec
Gambhir said, "The MCD has fought against Dengue. MCD is working in all three landfills. I am not an astrologer like the Chief Minister, that I can say about the number of seats that we will win. I can tell the reality. The reality is that we have genuinely worked for the people of Delhi in the last 15 years. We have not made false advertisements. MCD fought against Dengue and the Delhi Chief Minister takes credit for it."
2:31 PM, 4 Dec
MP Gautam Gambhir on Sunday said that the party has "genuinely worked" for the people of Delhi in the last 15 years it has been in power at the city's civic body.
1:11 PM, 4 Dec
Voting underway at Model Polling Booth Ward 160 equipped with facilities like waiting area "People are suffering from issues such as cleanliness. MCD hasn't done anything for us since a long time, so I've decided to contest independently," said a candidate Kumkum
12:52 PM, 4 Dec
18% voting recorded till 12 pm: State Election Commission.
12:11 PM, 4 Dec
In Subash Mohalla ward, names of 450 voters have been deleted from the voters list because they support BJP. This is a big conspiracy by the Delhi govt, will complain against this and appeal for cancellation of this polls and re-election: Manoj Tiwari, BJP MP
12:11 PM, 4 Dec
Union Minister Meenakashi Lekhi cast her vote for Delhi MCD Election 2022 at a polling booth in South Extension Part 2. People who call themselves honest will get a befitting reply from people. What AAP ministers are doing inside the jail has come in front of the world: M Lekhi
11:37 AM, 4 Dec
These polls are a wake-up call for Delhi. We've to make India a developed country by 2047...Recently a report has predicted that we'll become no. 3 (economy) in next 4-5 years. So people have to choose which brand of politics they want to follow: Union Minister HS Puri
11:24 AM, 4 Dec
Around 9% of voters turnout recorded till 10:30 am: State Election Commission.
10:50 AM, 4 Dec
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal along with his family cast their votes at a polling booth in Civil Lines.
10:24 AM, 4 Dec
I have full confidence that a large number of people from Delhi will cast their votes. Under the leadership of PM Modi, BJP has taken the country to new heights, I hope people vote accordingly. Delhi has seen the work of BJP in last 15 years: Former Health Min Dr Harsh Vardhan
10:01 AM, 4 Dec
"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.
10:01 AM, 4 Dec
Former Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan cast his vote
9:28 AM, 4 Dec
AAP was claiming to form govt in Goa, Uttarakhand & UP but people know they have a habit of lying. During COVID, no one from AAP was seen working for the people. Only MCD workers were standing with people. We're getting around 210 seats out of 250 in the MCD polls: Parvesh Verma
9:20 AM, 4 Dec
BJP MP Parvesh Verma and his wife cast their votes
9:20 AM, 4 Dec
Congress leader Alka Lamba casts her voter for Delhi MCD Election 2022 at a polling booth in Raghubir Nagar.

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