MCD Elections 2017: Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav Cast Their Vote


While the exit polls are predicting mega victory for BJP, Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on 23 April, the polling day, alleged that reports of EVM malfunctioning were surfacing from all over the Capital.

Battling the scorching heat, Karan and his father, came out to vote in a ward in East Delhi and said he will be voting for AAP as he is happy with the work the party has done till now in the city.

The voting for the MCD elections started at 8 AM, in around 13,000 polling stations across the city, amid ample security arrangements.

Out of the 13,022 polling stations, police authorities have declared 3,284 as sensitive and 1,464 as hyper-sensitive.

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After polling ended at 5.30 p.m., the BJP said it was confident of sweeping the corporations while its rivals were less exuberant.

"I urge the people of Delhi to vote for a filth-free Delhi, a dengue- and chikungunya-free Delhi", said Kejriwal after voting along with his family. "Now people have to decide whether they want "Tu-Tu Mai-Mai" of BJP and AAP or good governance by Congress", he said. "What is the SEC doing?"

The elections will be held after the latest delimitation exercise that has restructured the civic wards. However, those who entered the polling stations before the stipulated time will be allowed to vote. (Photo: IANS) New Delhi: Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan shows his finger marked with phosphorus ink after casting vote during MDC elections in New Delhi on April 23, 2017. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had been demanding that the elections be postponed till voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT)-fitted EVMs are made available.

Delhi is voting on Sunday to elect three wings of the municipal corporation.

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Kejriwal, who has been up against the Centre's ruling BJP and the Election Commission over the EVM tampering, has repeatedly flayed the State poll panel for using pre-2006 balloting machines in the civic polls.

Of the three corporations, the EDMC recorded the highest turnout of 55 per cent, followed by the NDMC's 54 per cent and the SDMC's 50 per cent. Both Kejriwal and the BJP indulged in verbal duel. The areas where faults were reported include Mangolpuri, Patparganj and many areas of south Delhi.

The Delhi unit of the Congress had approached the Commission against Times Now yesterday, and sought action for violating the procedures and Standard Operating Procedure of the Election Commission.

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Renko stood in line for over an hour to hit the polls and said she was shocked at how many people joined her. Security has inevitably been an issue in campaigning , as have immigration and the economy.