The votes will be counted today of the Delhi MCD election which saw a triangular fight among BJP, AAP and Congress.
The counting of votes has started at 8:00 am today for three municipal corporations in Delhi.
The question in everyone’s mind is whether Delhi has turned away from Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party as predicted by the exit polls.
For AAP, the MCD elections are a fight to remain politically relevant after losing the Punjab and Goa assembly elections last month.
The counting of votes has started at 8 am today. Sunday’s polling for Delhi’s north, south and east municipal corporations saw 53.58% voter turnout.
BJP wants to win the Delhi MCD elections and mark a stepping stone for the victory in the next Delhi Assembly elections.
During the last civic elections in 2012, the BJP had won a majority in the north Delhi municipal corporation and got 59 of 104 seats. In the east MCD, it won 35 off 64 seats and in South Delhi, it won 44 of 104 seats. BJP has been controlling all three MCDs since.
AAP has claimed that EVMs are rigged and warned to lauch a movement if they loose Delhi MCD elections as suggested by the exit polls.