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  1. MCD election 2017 opinion poll: BJP set to sweep Delhi, says ABP C-Voter survey

MCD election 2017 opinion poll: BJP set to sweep Delhi, says ABP C-Voter survey

The 3 Municipal Corporations of Delhi will be heading to polls on April 23 (Sunday).

By: | Updated: April 25, 2017 10:39 AM
mcd elections opinion polls, mcd elections, mcd elections aap, mcd polls delhi, municipal corporation of delhi, mcd polls, bjp Around 132,00,000 voters would be casting their votes in the civic polls in 10,000 polling stations. (Reuters)

The 3 Municipal Corporations of Delhi will be heading to polls on April 23 (Sunday). The results of these polls are to be announced on April 26. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi governs over 1.90 crore people, according to India Today and is considered to be one of the largest civic bodies in the world. Around 132,00,000 voters would be casting their votes in the civic polls in 10,000 polling stations. The counting of the votes will be taking place in 34 counting stations. 114 out of 272 seats going for polls have been reserved for women in the civic body polls.

In the South MCD, ABP C-Voter opinion poll states that the BJP is expected to win 39% of the votes, while the Aam Aadmi Party could win 32%. Meanwhile, the Congress falls behind with just 20% of the votes and others stay at the bottom with 9%. When converted into seats, these numbers state that the BJP would win 60 seats, the AAP would have to be content with 21 seats, while the Congress could only manage 9 seats. There are a total of 104 seats in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation. Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashish Khetan told ABP  that their internal survey showed that they would win 51% of the votes in the polls.

The opinion poll further states that the BJP is expected to win 44% votes in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation polls. The Aam Aadmi Party could get 25% of the votes while the INC again falls behind with 19%. Other candidates could win 12% of the vote share. The opinion poll suggests that BJP could win 76 seats and have a clear majority in the polls. AAP does not come a close second in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation polls, with just 13 seats, while the INC comes third with just 8 seats.

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In the East Delhi Municipal Corporation polls, the Bhartiya Janata Party can be expected to win 42% of all votes, while the AAP could manage 26%. The Congress again comes third with 22%. In matters of seats sharing, BJP is expected to win 43 seats, while AAP could only manage 11 seats. The INC continues its poor show in the opinion polls with just 8 seats.

Overall the BJP would win 42% of votes and 179 out of the total 272 seats of the three municipal corporations of Delhi, according to survey. The overall vote percentage for AAP would be 27.5%votes and 26 seats, while the corresponding numbers for Congress is 20% votes and 22% votes and 22 seats. Others can win up to 10.5% votes and 22 seats.

Exit polls result:

According to ABP C-Voter exit polls prediction:

Overall voting predictions

BJP: 52% (218 seats)
AAP: 18% (24 seats)
Congress: 18% (22 seats)
Others: 12% (8 seats)

Here is a zone-wise breakup of MCD seats in Delhi

East Delhi
BJP:
47 seats
AAP: 9 seats
Congress: 6 seats
Others: 2 seats

South Delhi
BJP:
88 seats
AAP: 6 seats
Congress: 7 seats
Others: 3 seats

North Delhi
BJP:
83 seats
AAP: 9 seats
Congress: 7 seats
Other: 3 seats

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According to the Aaj Tak-Axis My India exit polls prediction:

Overall voting predictions

BJP: 202 – 220 seats
AAP: 23 – 35 seats
Congress: 19 – 31 seats

Here is a zone-wise breakup of MCD seats in Delhi

East Delhi
BJP: 45 – 51 seats
AAP: 6 – 10 seats
Congress: 4 – 8 seats

South Delhi
BJP: 79 – 85 seats
AAP: 9 – 13 seats
Congress: 7 – 11 seats

North Delhi
BJP: 78 – 84 seats
AAP: 8 – 12 seats
Congress: 8 – 12 seats

(With agency inputs)

 

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