MCD Election Result Live: BJP has ruled Delhi's civic bodies for a decade. This will be their third term.
The BJP will rule Delhi's civic bodies for the next five years after the party retained by huge margins, all the three civic bodies in the crucial Delhi MCD elections 2017
. The results come three days after voting took place in 270 wards across the three civic bodies - North Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and the East Delhi Municipal Corporation. While Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party was spurned by Delhi and came a distant second, Ajay Maken of the Congress party
announced that he is stepping down as the party's chief in Delhi. The overall turnout was recorded at 54 per cent
, almost the same as the 2012 elections. Other parties which contested the election also include Swaraj India, the political arm of Swaraj Abhiyan - co-founded by activists Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan.
Here are the highlights of the MCD Election 2017 Results:
And that's a wrap from us. Signing off with one of those pictures that speak a thousand words. This one's from the Congress office earlier today.
Arvind Kejriwal tweets: I congratulate BJP on their victory in all 3 MCDs. My government looks forward to working with MCDs for the betterment of Delhi
AAP minister Gopal Rai on Alka Lamba's resignation: We are analysing on all aspects
The BJP has dominated the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for a decade.The latest results bring them to power for the third time.
Alka Lamba who resigned from AAP: EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) are not a problem in my area. We will support those elected by the people.
Barkha Shukla Singh who jumped ships from Congress to BJP: I think it is because of his (PM Modi's) policies and the work done by Manoj Tiwari that gave us this result.
BJP is ahead in thrice as many seats as AAP
Vijay Goel attributes BJP win in MCD polls to choice of new candidates
Amit Shah is addressing party workers in Kolkata
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on Ajay Maken's resignation: I have seen news reports with regard to his resignation. His work is commendable.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets: Grateful to the people of Delhi for the faith in BJP. I laud the hardwork of team @BJP4Delhi which made the resounding MCD win possible.
Congress General Secretary PC Chacko has sent a resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi. He takes responsibility for the MCD poll defeat. He was the General Secretary in-charge for Delhi
Behind The Scenes: NDTV's Sunetra Choudhury in the studios during a short break
Arvind Kejriwal's former mentor Anna Hazare reacts to the MCD election results: There is a difference between saying and doing things
BJP workers in celebratory mode after the results indicated a win for the party in the MCD elections
Manoj Tiwari attacks AAP: Every day the Chief Minister's speeches are spreading the stink of negativity. I am happy that people of Delhi have rejected such people. It is an emotional day for us.
Manoj Tiwari: Complete credit (for MCD win) goes to PM Narendra Modi
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari holding a press conference. He is welcomed with conch and flower petals
BJP improves tally in all 3 corporations in Delhi
Alka Lamba of the AAP announces resignation from all party posts
Sheila Dikshit to NDTV's Sandeep Phukan: (Ajay) Maken should take major part of the blame as Pradesh Congress Chief
Poster outside the BJP headquarters dedicating the MCD results to CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the Sukma attack
Sneak Peek: NDTV Production Control Room crew keeping a close tab on the results
Ajay Maken: If they say we should have been aggressive, well, I cannot show aggression to respond to the charges
JUST IN: Ajay Maken resigns as Delhi Congress chief
Amit Shah: This victory bolsters BJP's governance record of the last three years at the centre
BJP chief Amit Shah thanks people of Delhi "for electing the BJP in all three municipalities"
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia: The results show there have been a clear attempt to run an EVM leher
BJP's Sambit Patra: Reason behind our victory is Modi ji's consistently work for the betterment of poor people
BJP candidate from Dwarka-B Kamaljeet Sehrawat has won by 14,613 votes
AAP candidate Sanjey Puri loses from Janakpuri West
AAP candidate Asit Kumar loses from Burari in MCD North
Congress candidate Anisha Gupta loses from Mubarak Pur Dabas in MCD North
Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit: I did not campaign because I was not invited by the party (Congress). Can't do it on my own. I was not told about anything.
AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha on NDTV: You can't blame us for using the EVM bahana after losing, we've been saying so for the last month
AAP leader Ashutosh: It's difficult to digest that despite halving electricity rates, giving water for free, improving schools and hospitals, people haven't voted for AAP
Delhi voters to NDTV: It is true that BJP which held MCD for 10 years didn't do much. But over the past two years Arvind Kejriwal has not fulfilled any of his poll promises
AAP minister Gopal Rai: AAP winning or losing is a small thing. But if EVM decides democracy, then it is a dangerous trend
AAP which loses Delhi election, says "this is not Modi Wave, this is EVM Wave"
AAP minister Gopal Rai: For 10 years, BJP has been ruling the MCD. The way they have won today, it's only due to the EVM wave.
Former Congress minister Arvinder Singh Lovely who joined BJP just before the MCD elections says, "The Delhi government has hurt the municipalities over the last few years."
"Sweeping Delhi MCD polls without sweeping Delhi's streets for a decade. When machines are with you human will is of no relevance," AAP's Nagender Sharma tweets.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra: AAP played rhetorical politics, people did not buy it
Senior AAP leaders are watching the MCD election results at Arvind Kejriwal's house
AAP contemplating a nationwide "Andolan" against alleged EVM tampering after the MCD election results, reports NDTV's Sonal Mehrotra
Congress leader Kiran Walia on NDTV: I don't think recent defections have cost the party. Workers have been very angry with such people.
Arati Jerath on NDTV: AAP would have had a chance if it had not put all its eggs in the Punjab basket. Delhi residents felt neglected.
Aam Aadmi Party pulls up to Number 2, BJP set for a big win in the Delhi MCD elections 2017
Police outside counting centre near Gargi College in south Delhi
There is no crowd of volunteers outside Arvind Kejriwal's house, reports NDTV's Tanima Biswas
A screen displaying the numbers at the Delhi State Election Commission office
Yogendra Yadav to NDTV: The results broadly confirm exit polls. BJP is headed for a big win.
Delhi minister Gopal Rai is also at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's house.
Manish Sisodia has reached Arvind Kejriwal's house, reports NDTV's Tanima Biswas
"There is no doubt BJP is going to have mayors in all 3 municipalities," says Delhi BJP vice president Rajiv Babbar.
Congress takes first lead in South Delhi's Zakir Nagar
The Delhi State Election Commission has set up 35 centres for counting of votes and the results are expected by afternoon.
Congress maintains that anti-incumbency against BJP and disillusionment with AAP will help them, reports NDTV's Amitoj Singh.
BJP ahead in 4 of 5 early leads in Delhi, AAP ahead in 1
BJP leads in North Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar as early trends start coming in.
AAP has maintained it is winning but it is very quiet outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's house, reports NDTV's Tanima Biswas
Counting of votes for MCD elections 2017 begins.
"We won't get more votes...This election for us was about laying the foundation. I am a person of zero expectation," says Swaraj India's Yogendra Yadav.
For AAP, the Delhi civic elections are a fight to remain politically relevant after losing the Punjab and Goa assembly elections last month.
"BJP will win with overwhelming majority," says Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.
On Sunday, polling had not taken place in two wards -- Maujpur in east Delhi and Sarai Pipal Thala in north Delhi -- where a candidate each of the Samajwadi Party died.
In the elections this year, a total of 2,537 candidates were in the fray for the 104 seats each of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation and the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, and 64 seats of the East Delhi Municipal Congress.
Arrangements in full swing for counting of votes cast for MCD elections
As Delhi gears up for counting of votes for MCD Elections this year, arrangements have been made at 35 centres across the area.
16 ballot counting centres have been set up for the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, six for the East Delhi Municipal corporation, and 13 for the South Delhi Municipal Corporation.