MCD election results 2017: With BJP virtually ensuring a clean sweep in the prestigious Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, senior leader Subramanian Swamy attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government. In statement given to ANI, Swamy said that Delhi government should be dismissed. He said, “I think President should dismiss Delhi Government and order fresh elections. AAP support has evaporated. It was done in 1977, SC also upheld it.”
Several BJP leaders are hitting out at AAP after its humiliating loss in the Delhi civil body polls. Delhi BJP chief Major Tiwari also mocked chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and said that the CM must resign as his party has failed to fulfill the promises it made and now the people of the state have also rejected overwhelmingly. “The AAP has failed the people of Delhi. People are facing a lot of difficulties. Kejriwal must resign. People want him to resign,” Tiwari told CNN News18 news channel.
Tiwari has also claimed that the BJP, which won all three zones of the Delhi civic body, will make the city clean in the next four months. “We will make Delhi a clean city in the next four months. It will be a hygienic, a dirt and disease free city,” Tiwari promised.
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The counting of votes today led to a huge set back for AAP in the civic body polls with BJP leading the chart in all three corporations (North, South and East) and the ruling Delhi government at distant second. However, Kejriwal and his party has repeatedly blamed its defeat on EVM tampering.
The three-cornered MCD elections were held on April 23 and witnessed a voter turnaround of 53.58 per cent, which was a shade higher than that recorded in 2012. Stakes were high for all three major parties including BJP, AAP and the Congress and as per the exit poll results, the saffron party swiftly headed towards a predicted ‘landslide victory’ in the national capital.