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Delhi MCD Election 2017 Results LIVE: With BJP set for a win, Yogendra Yadav urges AAP to be gracious in defeat

Counting for the crucial MCD election will begin 8 am on Wednesday & will unveil who emerged victorious from the three-way battle between AAP, BJP, Congress

FP Staff April 26, 2017 10:35:48 IST
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Delhi MCD Election 2017 Results LIVE: With BJP set for a win, Yogendra Yadav urges AAP to be gracious in defeat

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Apr 26, 2017 - 10:51 (IST)

'EVM allegations reflect Kejriwal's mental insolvency'

Mahesh Giri, BJP MP, said that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's allegations of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) tampering is a manifestation of his mental insolvency. 

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:44 (IST)

Celebrations break out at various counting centres in the city. Trends show BJP will secure a landslide victory in the MCD polls, while AAP and Congress fight neck and neck for second place.

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:34 (IST)

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:30 (IST)

Advantage AAP; Disadvantage AAP

Though the AAP might have gained credence for delivering in Delhi, with two factors working strongly in its favour – free water subsidised electricity – the same is not showing in terms of its MCD performance.

The people of Delhi seem generally happy with these deliverables as they have benefited Delhi voters a lot.

However, a large section of voters in Delhi, including AAP insiders, feel that Delhi CM and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal's dictatorial and unilateral decisions and adverse comments against PM Narendra Modi have gone against the party. They believe that it is not the party's performance but rather Kejriwal who is behind the AAP's demise.

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:29 (IST)

AAP must be a gracious loser: Yogendra Yadav 

Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav told the media that his former party, AAP, must be a gracious loser.

"AAP must show grace and accept defeat," he said, adding that there was "no indication that EVMs were tampered with in Delhi." Yadav continued, "AAP needs to introspect, it is not right to blame others."

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:24 (IST)

AAP supporters celebrate outside Shriram Colony at Yamuna Vihar

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Apr 26, 2017 - 10:13 (IST)

If EVM decides democracy, it's a dangerous trend: Gopal Rai

AAP minister Gopal Rai has dismissed notions that the Modi wave that has been sweeping state after state (with a few exceptions) is responsible for the saffron party's performance in the civic election. "AAP winning or losing is a small thing. But if EVM decides democracy, then it is a dangerous trend... This is not the Modi wave, this is an EVM wave."

The minister added, "For 10 years, BJP has been ruling the MCD. The way they have won today, it's only due to the EVM wave."

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:06 (IST)

Dejected Congress supporters outside ward 64E, Shriram Colony at Yamuna Vihar. All trends show that BJP is set to secure a landslide victory in the MCD election.

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:03 (IST)

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:02 (IST)

AAP volunteers remain optimistic

In spite of the early trends of the MCD election say, the volunteers of AAP remain optimistic that their party would do well in the MCD election.

"Even in the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections, trends of the results and the media didn't predict the correct numbers. But, we proved everyone wrong. So, let us wait till the final result is out," said Sunil Kumar, an AAP volunteer outside the party office .

Polling for the crucial MCD election in Delhi, seen as a barometer of the power struggle between the incumbent BJP and AAP, concluded on Sunday. The counting for the election will begin at 8 am on Wednesday.

The initial hours of polling on Sunday, which began at 8 am, witnessed a dismal turnout. The situation improved as people trooped out later in the day as the intense heat waned. The final voter turnout was recorded at around 53.58 percent.

Early exit polls revealed that the saffron party will clinch over 200 of the 272 wards in MCD.

An exit poll conducted by ABP News predicted that BJP will get 218 seats out of 272 seats. Aam Aadmi Party, which runs the state government in Delhi, was predicted to get 24 seats, while the Congress party was pegged to get 22 seats, said the exit poll survey.

Delhi MCD Election 2017 Results LIVE With BJP set for a win Yogendra Yadav urges AAP to be gracious in defeat

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Meanwhile, the India Today-Axis poll gave the BJP a lead of between 202 and 220 seats. It said BJP would clinch between 78 to 84 seats in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, while 79-85 in the south, and 45-51 in the east. It also put AAP and Congress neck and neck for second place, with the former just about inching ahead with 23-35 seats as against 19-31 for the latter.

BJP Delhi president Manoj Tiwari expressed satisfaction with the results and attributed it to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Exit poll results are according to our expectations," BJP president Manoj Tiwari told India Today. "Modi has won the hearts of people from sections of society. The BJP has taken all its decisions for the welfare of India while the AAP has looted citizens of Delhi."

Congress leaders avoided drawing conclusions based on these surveys, instead advising patience till 26 April, when votes will be counted. "These (polls) violate moral code of conduct. The results will come on 26 April. Let us wait till then," Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed said.

The AAP, that enjoyed an unprecedented mandate in 2015 Assembly elections winning 67 out of 70 constituencies in Delhi, seemed shocked by the exit polls and claimed that the MCD poll results could be "rigged".

"If this is what the exit polls say, it is clear that the EVMs have been tampered with and these fake exit polls are being done to prepare a ground for the rigged results," AAP Delhi convener Dilip Pandey claimed.

The party citing an internal survey had claimed to win 218 wards, during campaigning for the MCD polls.

Polling was held in 270 wards of the three municipal corporations. The election to two wards was postponed due to death of candidates.

1,32,10,206 voters were entitled to exercise their franchise in electing councillors for 270 wards falling under the three corporations - NDMC (103), SDMC (104) and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (63).

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