As it happened.
Congratulations to BJP karyakartas and Delhi BJP President Shri Manoj Tiwari on registering an emphatic victory in MCD polls.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) April 26, 2017
To defend the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Wednesday took to Twitter and said AAP is the fastest growing party in India.
I congratulate BJP on their victory in all 3 MCDs. My govt looks forward to working wid MCDs for the betterment of Delhi— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 26, 2017
FINAL RESULTS IN SDMC | Counting in South Delhi Municipal Corporation has ended with the BJP winning 70 wards, the AAP 16 and Congress 12. Here’s a look at the final results:
BJP won Madipur, Punjabi Bagh, Raghubir Nagar, Rajouri Garden, Vishnu Garden, Hari Nagar A, Pratap Nagar, Keshopur, Mahavir Nagar, Janakpuri West, Janakpuri South, Milap Nagar, Vikaspuri, Sainik Enclave, Vikas Nagar, Mohan Garden North, Uttam Nagar, Bindapur, Dabri, Sagarpur West, Kakraula, Dwarka A, Dwarka B, Isapur, Raj Nagar, Dwarka C, Mahipalpur, Madhu Vihar, Mahavir Enclave, Sadh Nagar, Palam, Lajpat Nagar, Kasturba Nagar, Kotla Mubarakpur, Vasant Kunj, Dakshin Puri, Sangam Vihar B, Pushp Vihar, Khanpur, Greater Kailash, Chitaranjan Park, Molarband, Hari Nagar B, Jaitpur, Om Vihar, Madanpur Khadar East, Madanpur Khadar West, Mohan Garden South, Chhawla, Gopal Nagar, Roshanpura, Hauz Khas, Malviya Nagar, Vasant Vihar, Mehrauli, Said Ul Ajaib, Bhati, Tughlakabad Extension, Sangam Vihar E, Sri Niwas Puri, Kalkaji, Harkesh Nagar, Tughlakabad, Safdarjung Enclave, Raja Garden, R.K. Puram, Munirka, Chhatarpur, Sagarpur East and Pul Pehladpur
AAP won Tagore Garden, Tilak Nagar, Sitapuri, Bapraula, Manglapuri, Matiala, Bijwasan, Lado Sarai, Tigri, Deoli, Madangir, Chirag Delhi, Abul Fazal Enclave, Hastsal, Sangam Vihar C and Sangam Vihar D
Congress won Sarita Vihar, Badarpur, Aya Nagar, Andrews Ganj, Sidharth Nagar, Ranhola, Subhash Nagar, Khyala, Zakir Nagar, Govind Puri, Nangli Sakrawati and Daryaganj
INLD won Dichaon Kalan
Samajwadi Party won Ghuman Hera
Independents won Sangam Vihar A, Kapashera, Nawada and Najafgarh
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The BJP was the clear winner in the East, where it stormed back to power by winning 48 out of 64 seats. The AAP managed to win a miserly 10 seats, while the Congress got three.
FINAL RESULTS IN NDMC | Counting in North Delhi Municipal Corporation has ended with the BJP winning 66 wards, the AAP 20 and Congress 15. Here’s a look at the final results:
BJP won Moti Nagar, Rohini E, Bhalswa, Karampura, Ramesh Nagar, Kirari Suleman Nagar, Rohini B, Swami Sharda Nand Colony, Mubarak Pur Dabas, Bawana, Nithari, Adarsh Nagar, Dhirpur, Budh Vihar, Pooth Khurd, Nangloi, Sultanpuri B, Nangloi Jat, Peera Garhi, Nihal Vihar, Saraswati Vihar, Civil Lines, GTB Nagar, Mukherjee Nagar, Dhirpur, Narela, Bakhtawarpur, Kadipur, Burari, Jharoda, Rohini D, Nithari, Haiderpur, Pitampura, Paschim Vihar, Rani Bagh, Tri Nagar, Sawan Park, Ashok Vihar, Model Town, Kamla Nagar, Alipur, Kamalpur, Sant nagar, Rohini A, Vijay Vihar, Nithari, Rohini F, Rohini G, Rohini H, Rohini I, Haiderpur, Shalimar Bagh North, Kohat Enclave, Sadar Bazar, Chandi Chowk, Pahar Ganj, Karol Bagh, East Patel Nagar, Ranjit Nagar, Baljit Nagar, West Patel Nagar, Rajinder Nagar, Inder Puri, Naraina, Shalimar Bagh South and Nangloi
AAP won Shakurpur, Aman Vihar, Prem Nagar, Sultanpuri A, Mangolpuri A, Sultanpuri C, Rampura, Wazir Pur, Nirmi Colony, Bankner, Mukundpur, Rithala, Nilothi, Mundka, Shastri Nagar, Dev Nagar, Begumpur, Ajmeri Gate, Mangolpuri D and Sangam Park
Congress won Jahangir Puri, Sarup Nagar, Samaypur Badli, Mangolpuri C, Jama Masjid, Timarpur, Malka Ganj, Lakshmi Park, Kishan Ganj, Anand Parbat, Bazar Sita Ram, Delhi Gate, Mangolpuri B, Ballimaran and Dev Nagar
Independents won in Nangal Thakran and Holambi Khurd
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Mayank Gandhi, former member of India Against Corruption movement and former National Executive member of the Aam Aadmi Party, has written a ‘strong personal message’ to Arvind Kejriwal, excoriating him for his ‘ego’ and the ambition to become the Prime Minister in 2019. The message is posted on Gandhi’s blog dated April 25, 2017. It is addressed as a “Strong Personal Message” to Kejriwal from “an old friend”. Gandhi’s first line says that a defeat “deals a body blow to arrogance and makes the mind ready to reflect”.
Former Supreme Court judge and former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde has only one advice for CM Arvind Kejriwal: “Talking about EVMs after the defeat is not good. Not the right thing to do.” In conversation with News18 after the MCD election results, Hegde said, “AAP has lost the confidence of people. Big talks, and no work. The party has violated ethics of politics. People are fed up. They feel there is no difference between them and others.”
When asked about the possibility of those who had left AAP taking the alternative politics initiative forward, Hegde said, “Yes, it is possible. Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan are already on it.”
FINAL RESULTS IN EDMC | Counting in East Delhi Municipal Corporation has ended with the BJP winning 48 wards, the AAP 10 and Congress three. Here’s a look at the final results:
BJP won Mayur Vihar Phase I, Trilokpuri West, New Ashok Nagar, Mandawali, Mayur Vihar Phase II, Patparganj, Kishan Kunj, Lakshmi Nagar, Shakarpur, Pandav Nagar, Vishwas Nagar, Anand Vihar, I.P.Extension, Preet Vihar, Krishna Nagar, Anarkali, Ghondli, Geeta Colony, Kanti Nagar, Raghubarpura, Dilshad Garden, Ashok Nagar, Ram Nagar, Rohtash Nagar, Welcome Colony, Gautam Puri, Bhajan Pura, Yamuna Vihar, Ghonda, Braham Puri, Subhash Mohalla, Babarpur, Janta Colony, Joharipur, Gokal Puri, Saboli, Sonia Vihar, Sadatpur, Dallupura, Shastri Park, Vivek Vihar, Shahdara, Dilshad Colony, Kondli, Karawal Nagar East, Harsh Vihar, Shiv Vihar and Karawal Nagar West
AAP won Sri Ram Colony, Khajoori Khas, Kardam Puri, Chauhan Banger, New Seemapuri, Sunder Nagri, Vinod Nagar, Trilokpuri East, Kalyan Puri and Nehru Vihar
Congress won Nand Nagri, Mustafabad and Jhilmil
BSP won Seelampur and Gharoli
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