Highlights: 50% Voting In Delhi Civic Body Polls

Delhi MCD election: The AAP is looking to wrest power from the BJP, which is eying its fourth consecutive time at the civic body.

Highlights: 50% Voting In Delhi Civic Body Polls

MCD Election 2022: Voters wait in a queue to cast their votes.

New Delhi:

Around 50 per cent voting was recorded on Sunday in the election to the 250 municipal wards in Delhi, with main rivals BJP and AAP claiming victory in the high-stakes contest. In the high-stakes polls for greater control in the national capital, Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party is looking to wrest power from the BJP which is eyeing its fourth consecutive tenure at the civic body. The Congress, which has suffered a back-to-back drubbing in the national capital since 2015 in parliamentary, assembly, and municipal corporations polls, will try to win back some ground.

Here are the Highlights for the MCD Elections:

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Dec 04, 2022 21:19 (IST)
50% Voting In Delhi Civic Body Polls
Around 50 per cent voting was recorded on Sunday in the election to the 250 municipal wards in Delhi, with main rivals BJP and AAP claiming victory in the high-stakes contest.
Dec 04, 2022 17:02 (IST)
AAP's "Heaps Of Garbage" Message To Delhi Residents On Voting Day

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today appealed to residents of the national capital to elect, and an honest and performing administration in the civic polls.


Dec 04, 2022 15:28 (IST)
"Vote For Those Who'll Be Available After Polls": Congress's Ajay Maken

Congress leader Ajay Maken on Sunday cast his vote at a polling booth in Rajouri Garden for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections and urged people to see the candidates and vote accordingly.

He was accompanied by his wife Radhika Maken at the polling booth.
Dec 04, 2022 14:57 (IST)

The names of 450 voters in Subhash Mohalla ward in the national capital have been deleted from the voters' list because they support the BJP, claimed party MP Manoj Tiwari on Sunday and demanded cancellation of the polls and re-election in the ward.

Speaking to reporters at the Yamuna Vihar polling booth in Subhash Mohalla ward, the BJP MP alleged this was a conspiracy by the Delhi government.
Dec 04, 2022 14:41 (IST)
"Look At The State Of Garbage": AAP's Atishi To NDTV On Delhi Poll Day
The BJP can't ask for votes for the Delhi civic polls based on the work they have done in 15 years, said senior AAP leader Atishi. Read here.




Dec 04, 2022 14:34 (IST)
Childcare Facilities, Selfie Kiosks, Lounges Greet Voters At Pink Booths

Childcare facilities, selfie kiosks, lounges, and candies greeted voters at pink booths and model polling stations decked up to provide a relaxed voting experience in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls on Sunday.

Polling for 250 wards began at 8 am and will continue till 5:30 pm. Votes will be counted on December 7.

The Delhi State Election Commission (SEC) has set up 68 pink booths and as many model polling stations.
Dec 04, 2022 14:32 (IST)
"Roaming For 2 Hours": Delhi Voters Return After Not Finding Poll Booth

Angry and frustrated voters have alleged gross mismanagement in the conduct of polls for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). Several voters at a polling booth in West Patel Nagar claimed they have been roaming for hours in search of the booth where they were supposed to cast their vote, only to be refused and guided to another room.

"I have been roaming with my child for over an hour, but still not getting a booth to vote. I am being directed to different booths. My wife cast her vote, but I couldn't. No one knows where to vote," says Kalu Ram, a voter.
Dec 04, 2022 14:08 (IST)
This Time Delhi Will Vote For Cleanliness: AAP's Saurabh Bharadwaj
AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj today cast his vote for the Delhi civic polls and said this time people will vote for making the city clean. All candidates, including those from the BJP, talk about cleanliness as they admit this has been an issue neglected over the last 15 years, said Mr Bharadwaj. "The mandate is clear from what people are saying, they're fed up with BJP."
Dec 04, 2022 14:06 (IST)
"Everyone Should Come Out, Exercise Their Right": Differently-Able Voters

Being wheelchair-bound or walking with crutches was not a deterrent for differently-abled Delhi residents who enthusiastically arrived at the polling booths on Sunday to make their vote count for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) election.

Praveen (56), whose family brought him to the booth on a wheelchair, said, "Every vote matters".

"Everyone should come out and exercise their right. Cleanliness was the main issue on my mind when I cast my vote," he said.

Hari Om (70) arrived at the polling booth holding crutches.
Dec 04, 2022 14:06 (IST)
"Zero Delivery By BJP In 15 Years": AAP's Atishi
The BJP can't ask for votes for the Delhi civic polls based on the work they have done in 15 years, said senior AAP leader Atishi. She also slammed the BJP, which ruled the civic body for these many years, over alleged corruption and "zero delivery" of work. "Does the BJP have the courage to say that vote for us if we have managed to clean Delhi in 15 years. They can't ask for votes based on the work they have done in 15 years. That is why they need to distract attention by calling ministers, chief ministers, MPs," she said on the high-decibel campaign by the BJP. "For 15 years, there has been zero delivery by the BJP in the MCD," she claimed.
Dec 04, 2022 13:42 (IST)
18% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 12 pm

Till 12 pm, 18% voter turnout was recorded in crucial Delhi civic body election which are underway. The overall turnout in 2017 was 54%
Dec 04, 2022 10:51 (IST)
First Turnout Figures In For Delhi Civic Polls, 7% Voted Till 10 am
A voters' turnout of 7 per cent has been recorded till 10 am in Delhi where local body elections are underway.
Dec 04, 2022 10:39 (IST)
"People Will Vote For BJP Despite Anti-Incumbency": BJP's Manoj Tiwari
"People will vote for the BJP despite anti-incumbency. (Jailed Delhi minister) Satyendar Jain's videos are sins of the Aam Aadmi Party. We have reduced the heights of 'garbage hills'. We will empty all landfills.  We ask for votes in the Prime Minister's name because he is our leader. Isn't it wrong when the Chief Minister and other ministers campaign for their party?"

Manoj Tiwari, BJP MP
Dec 04, 2022 10:33 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal Reaches Polling Booth To Cast His Vote
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reached a polling booth at Civil Lines to cast his vote, along with family.
Dec 04, 2022 09:58 (IST)
"People Should Vote For Change": Congress Leader Alka Lamba
Congress leader Alka Lamba today urged people of the national capital to vote for change in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections. The Congress leader exercised her franchise at a polling booth in Raghuveer Nagar. "I appeal to people to come out of their homes and vote. People should vote for change," she said after casting her vote.
Dec 04, 2022 09:57 (IST)
"People Should See Candidates And Vote Accordingly": Congress Leader Ajay Maken
Congress leader Ajay Maken today cast his vote at a polling booth in Rajouri Garden for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections and urged people to see the candidates and vote accordingly. "People should see the candidates and vote accordingly. Congress candidates are good and people should vote for the candidate who will be available for them after polls," he said.
Dec 04, 2022 09:52 (IST)
Delhi Congress Chief Says His Name Not In Voters' List
Dec 04, 2022 09:16 (IST)
"BJP Failed Delhi Civic Body In Last 15 Years": Manish Sisodia To NDTV
Dec 04, 2022 08:21 (IST)
"Vote Today To Form An Honest Government In Delhi Civic Body": Arvind Kejriwal
"Voting is being held today to make Delhi clean and beautiful, and to bring a corruption-free government at the Municipal Corporation. My appeal to all Delhi residents - cast your vote today to form an honest government that works for the people, in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi."

Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, Delhi
Dec 04, 2022 08:13 (IST)
"People Will Bring Arvind Kejriwal To Power In Civic Body": Manish Sisodia
"People asked questions about what the BJP did in 15 years. They said they released 10 videos of (Arvind) Kejriwal and so on. Will that solve the garbage problem? People will now bring Kejriwal ji to power in the MCD."

Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi to NDTV
Dec 04, 2022 08:06 (IST)
"BJP Failed, We Will Make Delhi Clean": Manish Sisodia As Voting Begins In Delhi
"I appeal to voters to vote while keeping in mind the necessity to end corruption and make Delhi clean. With your help, we will make Delhi clean. Only through your votes, Delhi will become clean. People ultimately want their lanes clean. BJP has failed in doing that in the last 15 years. They did negative campaigning because they had no answers to questions over what work they did."

-- Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi
Dec 04, 2022 07:41 (IST)
All Markets To Remain Closed As Delhi Votes For Civic Polls Today
All the markets will be closed in the national capital today, in view of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, the Chamber of Trade and Industries (CTI) informed. More details here

Dec 04, 2022 07:33 (IST)
Voting Schedule For Senior AAP Leaders
Arvind Kejriwal
Timing: 10:30 am

Gopal Rai
Timing: 9:30 am

Saurabh Bharadwaj
Timing: 9:30 am

Atishi
Timing: 12 noon

Durgesh Pathak
Timing: 9 am

Dilip Pandey
Timing: 11:30 am
Dec 04, 2022 07:01 (IST)
1.5 Crore Voters In 250 Wards, Metro Services From 4 am Today
Nearly 1.5 crore people are eligible to vote in the 250 wards, elections to which come as the three MCDs - formed area-wise in 2011 - were reunified and the wards redrawn after the last term of the BJP ended early this year. Metro rail services have a 4 am start, two hours earlier than usual, on voting day. December 7 is result day.
Dec 04, 2022 06:57 (IST)
MCD Election: Delhi To Vote Today From 8 AM Till 5:30 PM
The residents of Delhi are set to vote for the Municipal Corporation election today. The polling will be held from 8 am till 5:30 pm. With garbage as a central issue, the AAP is targeting greater control in the national capital while the BJP is confident of extending its reign at the civic body. Meanwhile, the Congress hopes to win back some ground.

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