MCD elections 2017 results will start coming from the morning of 26th April. The polling today was without any major incident, though gau rakhshaks tried to terrorise a few Muslim traders in Kalkaji while they were carrying buffalo on a truck. The cow vigilantes who have become increasingly aggressive and violent in recent months have become so daring that they didn’t think twice before taking the law in their own hand and bashing up Muslim buffalo traders.
It should be kept in mind that sale of buffalo and its slaughter is legal in Delhi and buffalo meat is available across the national capital.
Barring this incident there was no news of any other untoward incident taking place anywhere in Delhi. Reports suggest that close to 55 percent polling was registered across Delhi. While initially the polling was extremely slow and only 12 percent of polling was reported in the first three hours, but the pace picked up later in the day.
Despite the temperature being high, the voting was brisk later and as the sun blazed mercilessly, the voters came out in droves across the national capital and voted for their chosen candidates. After conclusion of the voting across the national capital, State Election Commissioner S K Srivastava said, “The entire electoral exercise passed off peacefully. The turnout by 4 PM was around 45 per cent and we are very hopeful that the final tally will be beyond 54 per cent, the voting percentage in the 2012 civic body polls in Delhi.”
In the meantime two exit polls predicted huge win for the BJP in today’s election. Two prominent surveys were conducted and both claimed huge win for the saffron party that was already controlling the three corporations of the MCD. Both India Today-Axis My India and ABP News C-Voter survey predict a BJP sweep in Delhi with Aam Aadmi Party taking the third spot.
The exit poll conducted by India Today-Axis predicts massive sweep for the saffron party in the national capital. The survey claims that the BJP will win around win between 202-220 seats out of 272 seats. Congress party is expected to win up to 31 seats while Arvind Kejriwal led AAP may end up winning merely 23 seats.
On the other hand, the survey conducted by the ABP News-C Voter doesn’t give a different picture. It says that the BJP will win around 218 seats out of 272. The BJP is trailed by the Aam Aadmi Party with 24 seats, and the Congress with 22. Around eight seats were predicted for others. For East Delhi, the ABP News- C Voter survey predicted a BJP win with 47 followed by AAP with 9, the Congress with 6 and others with 2.