Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is most likely to retain power in all the three municipal corporations in Delhi, according to the current trends. Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress are battling it out for the second spot. Meanwhile, AAP leaders have come out to blame the EVMs for the election results. AAP leader Ashutosh, while talking to reporters, has questioned the use of EVMs in the MCD elections 2017. He claimed that BJP has not done anything in the last 10 years, and he wondered why would the people vote for it. The MCD elections were held on April 23 which saw a voter turnout of almost 53.58 per cent, marginally higher than the 2012 elections.
Ashutosh, the senior party leader has questioned BJP’s success in MCD polls. He said, “Tell me one thing the BJP has done in Delhi. It has ruined the MCD. Still, BJP wants to tell the whole world it is winning.” Ashutosh highlighted the good work done by the AAP government in Delhi. He also spoke about instances of alleged corruption by the BJP in the MCD. Meanwhile, senior AAP leaders have been huddling at Delhi CM’s residence. Delhi Minister Gopal Rai also blamed faulty EVMs for the BJP’s sweep of the MCD elections. He said it’s not the Modi wave, but the EVM Wave which won BJP the elections.
With AAP failing to secure a win in any of the three municipal corporations, party leaders are currently meeting at Delhi CM and party chief Arvind Kejriwal’s house. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia was already at Kejriwal’s residence ahead of counting. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has said Kejriwal has no basis to continue as CM as the MCD results clearly indicate that the people of Delhi want a change. Meanwhile, Ashutosh said that Kejriwal has no reason to resign.
According to the latest data by ABP news, BJP is leading in 181 seats, Congress is ahead in 34 seats while AAP is leading in 41 wards. Others are leading in 14 wards.