MCD Election 2022 Updates: After AAP, BJP Issues First List of 232 Candidates for Delhi Civic Polls

MCD Election 2022 Updates: The 250-ward Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) goes to polls on December 4 and the counting of votes will take place on December 7

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Last Updated: November 12, 2022, 21:35 IST

New Delhi, India

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The remaining 18 candidates will be announced later, the party said in a statement. (File photo/Reuters)

MCD Election 2022 Updates: Ahead of the civic body polls in the national capital scheduled in December, the Delhi BJP on Saturday issued its first list of 232 candidates. The remaining 18 candidates will be announced later, the party said in a statement. The names were announced after the approval of BJP  national president J P Nadda.

Earlier on Friday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)  released the first list of 134 candidates for the high stakes Delhi civic polls. It also announced its list of 30 star campaigners. The list includes names of  Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, MLA Rajendra Pal Gautam, who recently quit as Read More

Nov 12, 2022 20:55 IST

'Best Wishes and Congratulations!', Says BJP as it Releases List of Candidates for Delhi Civic Polls

Nov 12, 2022 20:49 IST

Delhi BJP Issues First List of 232 Candidates for MCD Polls

The Delhi BJP on Saturday issued its first list of 232 candidates for election to the 250-ward Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) next month, the party said in a statement. The remaining 18 candidates will be announced later. The names of 232 candidates were announced after the approval of party national president J P Nadda, said Delhi BJP general secretary Harsh Malhotra.

Nov 12, 2022 19:55 IST

Clearing Delhi's Landfill Sites, Ending Corruption in MCD Among AAP's 10 Guarantees for Municipal Polls

Clearing the three landfill sites, a corruption-free civic body and relief from the stray menace form the backbone of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s 10-point guarantee for the MCD polls. The AAP national convener on Friday announced 10 guarantees for residents of the national capital ahead of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections. He also referred to the guarantees as nothing less than “Fevicol ka jod”.

Nov 12, 2022 19:08 IST

What is the Function of MCD in Delhi?

Spread over 1,484 square km of land, Delhi has a population of 17.8 million in 2014, according to a report by worldpopulationreview.com. Under the rules of the government of India, all cities with a population of over ten lakh are required to have a municipal corporation.

Nov 12, 2022 18:46 IST

READ | Kejriwal Launches WhatsApp Number for People to Pledge Contribution Towards Yoga Teachers' Salaries

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday issued a WhatsApp number for people to pledge their contribution towards the salaries of yoga teachers under the ‘Dilli Ki Yogshala’ programme. During a press conference here, Kejriwal also accused Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena and the BJP of “ruining the lives” of Delhiites by trying to stop the yoga classes and other works implemented by the Aam Aadmi Party government in the capital. FULL STORY

Nov 12, 2022 18:26 IST

'2,339 Auto Tippers Helped in Cleanliness': BJP Tweets on Garbage Collection Drive in Delhi

Nov 12, 2022 17:52 IST

'BJP Stopped Yoga Classes in Delhi': Kejriwal Attacks Centre Ahead of MCD Polls, Says Delhiites Ready to Pay Yoga Teachers

Nov 12, 2022 17:23 IST

READ | Not So 'Gully Boy': In Poll Picture, MCD's Supporting Role May Dim Stardom of Himachal, Gujarat Elections

The announcement of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections has spurred political parties into action with each targeting the other over a host of issues such as sanitation, the Capital’s towering garbage dumps, corruption, and corporation taxes. The polls came over eight months after they were meant to be called and at a time when high-profile assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal are underway. FULL STORY

Nov 12, 2022 16:49 IST

Owaisi's AIMIM to Contest 68 Wards, ASP to Fight on 32 Wards in Delhi MCD Polls

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) headed by Asaduddin Owaisi will contest 68 of the 100 wards, while ASP will fight the polls in 32 wards, leaders of the two parties announced in a press conference. Also, the Aam Aadmi Party on Friday released the first list of 134 candidates for the high-stakes Delhi civic polls.

Nov 12, 2022 16:24 IST

'Three Gifts of BJP to Delhi - Garbage Landfill Sites': AAP Takes Dig At Centre Ahead of MCD Polls

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday tweeted against the Centre, saying the BJP has given three gifts to the national capital: Garbage landfill sites. “You go around in Delhi, you see heaps of garbage lying everywhere. With annual budget of ₹16,000 Cr for sanitation, multiply 15 yrs of BJP in MCD, imagine the corpus of money looted!”, the party tweeted.

Nov 12, 2022 15:44 IST

AAP's 'Anti-Hindu' Comments Show Kejriwal Only Interested in Votes of One Community: BJP

BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia on Saturday alleged that AAP leaders’ anti-Hindu comments showed that the party and its leader (Kejriwal) were only interested in the votes of one community. He also claimed that the AAP-run government in Delhi gave funds to the Waqf Board and provided salaries to imams.

Nov 12, 2022 15:37 IST

BJP Leader Kapil Mishra Slams AAP for Choosing Rajendra Pal as Star Campaigner for Delhi MCD Polls

BJP leader Kapil Mishra on Friday came forward in opposition of AAP leader Rajendra Pal Gautam being chosen as one of the star campaigners for Delhi MCD elections. Mishra alleged that Gautam had “abused” Hindus in the past.

Nov 12, 2022 14:56 IST

Sukesh Learning BJP's Language, Should Stand With PM Modi At Rallies: Kejriwal

Sukesh Chandrashekhar is learning the language of BJP. BJP should make him its national president…There is no crowd in Modi ji’s meetings…There were 700 people at the Road Show in Vadodra… Sukesh should stand with Modi ji. Crowds will come only to hear the delightful stories of his cheating: Arvind Kejriwal

Nov 12, 2022 14:13 IST

Not So 'Gully Boy': In Poll Picture, MCD's Supporting Role May Dim Stardom of Himachal, Gujarat Elections

The announcement of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections has spurred political parties into action with each targeting the other over a host of issues such as sanitation, the Capital’s towering garbage dumps, corruption, and corporation taxes. The polls came over eight months after they were meant to be called and at a time when high-profile assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal are underway.

MCD elections were aborted when the Union government decided to dissolve Delhi’s erstwhile municipal corporations and reunify them into a single municipal corporation of Delhi (MCD), a process that also involved whittling down of the wards from 272 to 250. Now, the polling is scheduled to take place on December 5, and the results for all 250 wards (across 12 zones such as Civil Lines, Karol Bagh, and Rohini) will be declared on December 7. READ MORE

Nov 12, 2022 13:09 IST

MCD Polls: Cong Names Jagdish Tytler in Election Panel, BJP Says 'Rubbing Salt on Sikhs' Wounds'

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday slammed the Congress for including 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused Jagdish Tytler in the party’s Pradesh Election Committee for the December 4 Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls.

“Congress has a soft corner for the perpetrators of 1984 Sikh riots. They are always dear to the party’s high command because everything had happened on theirs orders. Tytler whose hands are painted with the blood of thousands of innocent Sikhs is in Delhi state election committee. This shows Congress cannot stay away from the criminals of 1984 riots,” BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa told the media. READ MORE

Nov 12, 2022 12:09 IST

BJP Slam Kejriwal Over Conman Sukesh's Bribery Allegations

Conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar is challenging another big conman Arvind Kejriwal…’Mahathug’ Kejriwal is maintaining silence on now scrapped Delhi liquor policy…If a conman is ready for the lie detector test then why is Kejriwal not comfortable doing it too?” Gaurav Bhatia said.

Nov 12, 2022 12:06 IST

Congress Hurt Sikhs Wound By Including 1984 Riot Accused Jagdish Tytler In Star Campaigner List: BJP

“I also want to raise the issue related to the Congress party star campaigner list. On the 8th number, there is the name of Jagdish Tytler. Jagdish Tytler is accused in the 1984 Sikh riots. Why is he a star campaigner for the Congress party in civic body polls?…PM Modi is trying hard to heal the wounds of the Sikh riots but on the other side, there is Congress party that keeps on hurting Sikh sentiments across the country,” Gaurav Bhatia said.

 

Nov 12, 2022 12:02 IST

BJP Slams TMC Minister Akhil Giri For Derogatory Statement Againt President Murmu

“Akhil Giri is minister in Mamata Banerjee-led government made a derogatory statement against our Hon’ble President Draupadi Murmu…This is the kind of language used by the TMC minister against our president. They are polluting the standards of politics in the country. It is unfortunate to see a minister’s statement when his party president is a lady,” said BJP’s Gaurav Bhatia.

Nov 12, 2022 11:49 IST

Rajendra Pal Has Hurt Hindu Sentiments By Saying He Doesn't Consider Ram, Krishna as God: BJP

“Star campaigners are those who are STARS of a party…When this list was out for MCD from AAP, all were shocked to see the name of Rajendra Pal Gautam. He was a former minister of the Delhi government…Gautam had hurt Hindu sentiments by saying that he doesn’t consider Ram or Krishna as God,” BJP’s Gaurav Bhatia said.

Nov 12, 2022 11:46 IST

BJP's Gaurav Bhatia Addresses Media Over-Inclusion of 'Ánti Hindu' Rajendra Pal in AAP's Star Campaigner List

BJP’s Gaurav Bhatia slammed AAP and its convenor Arvind Kejriwal over-inclusion of ‘ánti Hindu’ Rajendra Pal Gautam in party’s star campaigner list for MCD polls.

minister amid a row over attending a religious conversion event, and former cricketer and sitting Rajya Sabha member Harbhajan Singh.

The 250-ward Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) goes to polls on December 4 and the counting of votes will take place on December 7.

Meanwhile, after the list was announced on Friday, the BJP attacked AAP over the inclusion of MLA Rajendra Pal Gautam as a star campaigner for the MCD polls. The saffron party accused AAP of taking an “anti-Hindu” stand.

Gautam had resigned last month from the Arvind Kejriwal-led government after courting controversy over attending a religious conversion programme in which Hindu deities were allegedly insulted.

“Arvind Kejriwal has been exposed… he is anti-Hindu as Gautam, who abused Hindu deities, has been made a star campaigner of AAP for the MCD polls,” charged BJP MP Manoj Tiwari.

Delhi BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga said Gautam’s nomination as star campaigner exposes the “anti-Hindu face” of the chief minister and the AAP.

Gautam’s elevation as AAP’s star campaigner proves that Kejriwal was behind the anti-Hindu agenda furthered by the former minister, alleged BJP leader Kapil Mishra.

Meanwhile, the Congress’s Delhi unit on Friday called the AAP’s “10 guarantees” for the MCD elections just another “bundle of lies” and said the Kejriwal government “fostered corruption” in the national capital, utilising every opportunity to make money.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier in the day announced the AAP’s 10 guarantees, including clearing the city’s three landfill sites, ending corruption in the civic body and timely payment of salaries to employees, for the December 4 Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections.

Congress state unit president Anil Chaudhary claimed that the promises to clear the land-fill mountains and ending corruption were akin to the “pot calling the kettle black”.

“The AAP government in Delhi was equally responsible for the three landfill mountains and corruption. In the last eight years, the Kejriwal government only fostered corruption in the national capital and utilised every opportunity to make money,” he alleged.

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