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Delhi MCD Election Results 2017: BJP Sweeps East Corporation With 48 Wards

The Congress buoyed by its increased vote share in the recently held Rajouri Garden bypoll, in which it finished second, is hoping for a comeback.

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Updated:April 26, 2017, 3:30 PM IST
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Delhi MCD Election Results 2017: BJP Sweeps East Corporation With 48 Wards
The Congress buoyed by its increased vote share in the recently held Rajouri Garden bypoll, in which it finished second, is hoping for a comeback.
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New Delhi: The BJP made a sweep of the East Delhi Municipal Corporations with 48 wards out of 64, restricting the Aam Aadmi Party to 10 wards. The Congress failed to touch the double-digit mark and won just three wards.

As many as 71,39,994 votes were polled on April 23, the South Delhi leading the way with 26,87,685 votes, followed by North Delhi at 26,80,011. East Delhi had polled 17,72,298 votes.

Riding on a Modi wave, the BJP has made a clean sweep of the MCD elections and will retain the three municipal corporations for the third term in a row, as predicted in exit polls.

The AAP, which emerged a distant second, has alleged widespread tampering of EVMs in favour of the BJP, calling it “an EVM wave and not Modi wave”. In Congress, which was routed, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ajay Maken took responsibility for the drubbing and offered to resign.

The AAP's humiliating defeat plunged it into a crisis even as its top leadership put up a brave front suggesting it was all expected due to tampering with EVMs, an allegation that has been rubbished by the Election Commission.

Staring at a rout, merely two years into its astounding performance in the assembly polls, the party got into a huddle at Chief Minister Kejriwal's residence to hammer out the next course of action, which may involve agitation over EVMs as already indicated by him.

The BJP, meanwhile, has decided not to hold celebrations for its big win in view of the Sukma attack in which 25 CRPF jawans were killed. "But for the Sukma incident, we would be on the streets celebrating this massive victory. We dedicate this win in the feet of Sukma martyrs," Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said.



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