Delhi MCD Elections Exit Polls 2022 Highlights: Ahead of the MCD elections results on Wednesday (December 7), exit polls have started projecting an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) sweep in Delhi. Total seats in MCD are 250, and the majority mark is 126. This is predicted to be the first defeat of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in MCD elections in 15 years.
Around 50 per cent voting was recorded till 5.30 pm 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. No major glitches in electronic voting machines were reported and the voting passed off peacefully with high security observed at the 3,360 critical booths in 493 locations where more than 25,000 police personnel, nearly 13,000 home guards and 100 companies of paramilitary forces were deployed, officials said. Several people in North-East Delhi and some other areas complained that their names were missing from the voters’ lists. The figure is likely to rise as many people who reported before 5.30 pm and were queued up at the polling booths were casting their votes.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal cast his vote in the MCD polls and had appealed to the public to vote for a party that works for people rather than creating hurdles. “People should vote for the party that’s honest and works. For those who focus on the cleanliness of the city and not those who keep creating hurdles,” he told reporters, PTI reported.