Delhi MCD Elections 2017: Dates, Schedule, Polling and Results

Delhi is ready to witness a three-cornered fight between AAP, BJP and Congress.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:March 21, 2017 2:52 pm
Punjab Elections 2017, Punjab polls percentage, Punjab voter turnout percentage, Punjab elections AAP, Punjab polls Congress, SAD-BJP Punjab elections, Polling percentage revised Punjab, Punjab repoll, Pubjab elections results, India news While MCD polls will be a litmus test for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to check its influence in the city, they pose equal importance for BJP which has ruled MCD for 10 years.

The MCD elections will be a litmus test for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as it fights the civic elections in the city for the first time, even as the BJP would look to avenge its devastating defeat in the assembly elections in 2015. The saffron party, which has held control over the MCD for 10 years, will consider it a big blow if they lose in the upcoming polls. The Congress party will also seek to redeem its fortunes amid its rout in state elections.

Announcing the dates of the polls last week, the Delhi State Election Commission said the elections for the three municipal corporations in the city will will be held on April 22 while the votes will be counted on April 25. The SEC  S K Srivastava also said that the party leaders can submit their nomination papers from March 27, declaring April 3 to be the last date for filing nominations. Srivastava said the nominations will be scrutinised on April 5 and leaders can withdraw their nominations till April 8. Further, giving details on the increase in expenditure limit during election campaign, Srivastava said it has been increased to Rs 5.75 lakh from Rs 5 lakh.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had expressed his concerns regarding use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the wake of allegations of tampering with voting machines by BSP chief Mayawati in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. But Srivasatava announced that EVMs will be used in the polls for voting purposes. “Voting through EVMs is very safe. And, if the polls are to be held through ballot then some of the rules have to be amended,” he said.

The fate of 272 councillors will be decided in the upcoming civic polls in the national capital. While NDMC and SMDC have 104 seats each, EDMC has 64 seats.

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    R kumar
    Apr 20, 2017 at 3:37 pm
    For me it's AAP. We have already tried BJP for last 10 years. Let's give a chance to AAP with full majority.
    1. S
      Apr 15, 2017 at 12:18 am
      on 23rd april delhi is open or not?
      1. I
        IML sood
        Mar 21, 2017 at 4:17 pm
        Reverses on the other hand exposes the incompetency of AAP which will further be going down into gutter as happened in Goa and Panjab. Face is the index of mind and everything is visible from Khujli's face how reality has struck him hard after successive defeats.
        1. P
          Mar 27, 2017 at 5:31 am
          PREM lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;AAP PARTY IS GOOD FOR EVERY POOR PERSON .
          1. P
            Mar 21, 2017 at 12:45 pm
            These people have made a mockery of the mandate. They do need best luck.
            1. R
              Mar 21, 2017 at 10:09 am
              All the best AAP. Reverses should make your resolve to fight corruption stronger.
              1. R
                Mar 22, 2017 at 11:56 am
                AAP got some breadth in Punjab but in Delhi will pay for all his non-right actions and non-right guide specially change the meaning of word "Immaandar" who speak lies , make people ashamed who support him , how to acquire public wealth for fulfill self greed , many his party member indulge in anti-law activity , his party behave like Mayawati party who indulge in self wealth but did nothing for people Mayawati party no body can say against or suggest Mayawati similarly He (Arvind) become male Mayawati
                1. P
                  Mar 21, 2017 at 10:01 pm
                  There is no need to check Delhi public. EVM already decidedbalso this election in favour of BJP.
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