New Delhi : Polling for 250 wards of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) passed off peacefully on Sunday. Around 50 per cent polling was recorded till 5.30 pm. Meanwhile, voters who reached their respective booths before 5.30 pm are still waiting to cast their votes. In such a situation, there is a possibility of a slight increase in the voting percentage. Last time in 2017, the percentage of voting was 54 percent.
The State Election Commission says that around 50 per cent polling has been recorded till 5.30 pm in all 250 wards in the Delhi MCD elections.
Polling for 250 wards of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi concluded today in the post-unification polling. Complaints related to voter list were received from some places regarding voting. Some people said that their names are not there in the voter list. The name of the Delhi Pradesh Congress President was also missing from the voter list.
The polling program began at 8 am and continued till 5.30 pm. Voters in Delhi started casting their vote since morning. The main contest in the Municipal Corporation is between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Aam Aadmi Party. BJP is in control of Municipal Corporation and AAP is in Delhi government.
Voting for 250 seats in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) began at 8 am on Sunday. As many as 13,638 polling stations were set up in the state for the MCD elections. Out of this, 68 pink polling stations were set up exclusively for women. At the same time, 68 model polling stations were also made.
Special care was taken for the security at the polling booths to conduct the polling in a peaceful manner. For the MCD elections, 40,000 police personnel were deployed at various polling booths. Along with this, about 20 thousand home guards were also deployed.
Delhi Pradesh Congress President Anil Chowdhary had alleged that his name had been deleted from the voter list. Had complained to the Delhi State Election Commission, in response to this, the Commission said that the State Election Commission has only used the voter list given by the Election Commission, the State Election Commission has no right to delete and add anyone’s name. Yes, he can complain to CEO Delhi in this matter.
Meanwhile, for the first time for the MCD elections, POTA Cabin was used as a polling station near the main road in Govindpuri to reduce the crowd.
Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party made a special appeal to the people on the low polling percentage. Party leader Saurabh Bhardwaj said that Aam Aadmi Party voters are being increasingly driven that AAP is winning and they should not go to vote as it will not make any difference. He said that every vote is valuable and people should vote. Delhi Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also gave a similar statement.
On the other hand, BJP MP and former Delhi Pradesh President Manoj Tiwari also complained to the State Election Commission, claiming that the names of about 450 BJP supporters have disappeared from the voter list. He has demanded cancellation of the election in the ward and re-election.
Manoj Tiwari was talking to reporters at Yamuna Vihar polling station Subhash Mohalla ward. The BJP MP further alleged that this is a big conspiracy by the Delhi government. I will complain against this and appeal to cancel this election and conduct it again. Tiwari said that I have spoken to the State Election Commissioner and lodged a complaint with him. If necessary, we will demand cancellation of elections here. He said that he would also explore legal options.