The BJP, which has been ruling the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for the last 15 years, has been wiped out. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has won here with a majority. According to the State Election Commission, AAP has got 134 seats in the MCD with 250 seats, which is 8 more than the majority. On the other hand, BJP has won 104 seats, Congress 9 and Independent candidates have won 3 seats.
188 candidates of Congress, 10 candidates of BJP have forfeited their deposits.
This time the performance of the Congress in the MCD elections was very poor as compared to the previous elections. This time only 9 candidates of the party were able to register victory, while 188 candidates could not even save their deposits. In the last election, Congress had won in 30 wards. Similarly, 10 candidates of BJP and 3 candidates of Aam Aadmi Party could not save their deposits this time. The deposits of 370 independent candidates have been forfeited. Similarly, 128 candidates of Bahujan Samaj Party, 25 of NCP, 13 candidates of Owaisi’s party AIMIM could not save their deposits.
Largest and smallest margin of victory
Aale Muhammad Iqbal of Aam Aadmi Party won the election from Chandni Mahal ward of Matia Mahal Assembly by a margin of 17,134 votes. This is the biggest margin of victory in this election. Iqbal got 19 thousand 199 votes while his nearest rival Mohammad Hamid of Congress got 2065 votes.
Similarly, Aam Aadmi Party’s Ashu Thakur won the election from Chittaranjan Park ward of Greater Kailash by just 44 votes. Ashu Thakur got 10 thousand 443 votes while his nearest rival BJP’s Kanchan Chowdhary got 10 thousand 399 votes. This was the lowest margin of victory of any candidate this time.
BJP’s vote increased by 0.6%, AAP’s by about 17%
The surprising thing in this election is that BJP’s vote increased by 0.6% as compared to the last election but 77 seats decreased. The vote share of the party was 39.09% this time, while in the last election it was voted by 39.03%.
Similarly, the vote share of Aam Aadmi Party has increased by about 17% as compared to last year. AAP got 42.05% votes this time, while it got 25.08% votes in the last election.
On the other hand, Congress got 21.02% votes last time, which came down to 11.68% this time. Others had won 11 seats last time with 14.99% vote share, however this time they could win only 3 seats with 7.18% vote share. Whereas a total of 57 thousand 545 people used NOTA i.e. 0.78%.
You are backward in the field of giants
Manish Sisodia’s assembly constituency has 4 seats. BJP won 3. Only one seat came in your account. On the other hand, there are 3 wards in the assembly constituency of jailed Satyendar Jain. The party lost to the BJP on all three. In Kejriwal’s Ward No. 74 Chandni Chowk, the party’s candidate Punardeep Singh defeated the BJP and Congress candidates. On the other hand, Congress won from AAP MLA Amanatullah’s ward number 189 Zakir Nagar.
First despair then celebration in your office
After AAP’s victory in the exit polls, the party office started buzzing since Wednesday morning. The office was decorated with yellow and blue balloons. Last time they were decorated with white and blue colored balloons, but as the trends kept coming, there was first celebration, then despair and then celebration in your office.