In an unexpected turn of events, the Delhi State Election Commission rejected about 40% of the 4,605 nominations filed for the MCD elections for 272 wards of three municipal corporations during scrutiny and related check-ups.
The Delhi State MCD elections are around the corner and contestants had already filed their nomination for the elections to be happened on 23rd April.
The Delhi State Election Commission has confirmed that 1,796 nominations have been rejected due to errors of different kinds. Maximum 758 nominations out of total 1,833 filed for 104 wards in South Delhi Municipal Corporation have been cancelled during scrutiny.
It is also believed that nomination papers of the four BJP candidates were also cancelled, however, the election commission could not verify the information.
BJP sources claimed that nomination papers of the official candidates of party were also cancelled in Khayala and Wazirpur wards. However, the “back up” party candidates were there to contest the polls.