New Delhi: Polling Continues for MCD Elections in Delhi. According to State Election Commission, around 9%of voters turnout recorded till 10:30 am.
After casting his vote, Union Minister HS Puri said, These polls are a wake-up call for Delhi. We’ve to make India a developed country by 2047…Recently a report has predicted that we’ll become no. 3 (economy) in next 4-5 years. So people have to choose which brand of politics they want to follow.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal along with his family cast their votes at a polling booth in Civil Lines. CM Kejriwal said, I appeal to people to vote in large numbers. We can see there is garbage everywhere. It’s an opportunity to clean Delhi. Vote for the party which does development work and is honest. Don’t vote for those who are corrupt. We’ve to clean Delhi in the next 5 years.
Delhi Congress chief Anil Chaudhry has claimed that his name is missing from voters’ list at polling booth. “My name is neither in the voter list nor in the deleted list. My wife has voted. Officials are checking it,” says Delhi Congress president Anil Chaudhary who arrived at a polling booth in Dallupura to cast his vote for MCD Election.” He said.
Congress leader Alka Lamba casts her vote for Delhi MCD Election at a polling booth in Raghubir Nagar. After casting her vote, Alka Lamba said, “I appeal to people to come out of their homes and vote. People should vote for change.”
Delhi Dy. CM Manish Sisodia said, “1.5 crore people are going to vote in Municipal Corporation polls. I appeal to people to keep in my mind that MCD’s priority is to keep the city clean. BJP has not done anything for Delhi since 15 years, it has failed miserably to work for the people.”
A total of 1349 candidates are in the fray in the Delhi Municipal Corporation elections. Of these, 709 are female candidates, while 640 are male candidates. Among the three parties, the Aam Aadmi Party has given tickets to the maximum number of women (140). AAP is followed by the BJP at 137 and the Congress at 134. BJP and Aam Aadmi Party are contesting on all 250 seats in this year’s Municipal elections, while Congress has fielded candidates on 247 seats only.