Delhi MCD Election Results 2021: Counting of votes for Delhi municipal corporation bypolls in five wards began this morning and final results for Delhi MCD Bypolls have been now declared. The five wards where counting of votes for Delhi MDC election result took place are: Ward No 32N, (Rohini-C), Ward No 62N, (Shalimar Bagh North) in north Delhi and Ward No 02-E (Trilokpuri), Ward No 08-E (Kalyanpuri) and Ward No 41-E (Chauhan Bangar). Also Read - UP Gram Panchayat Election 2021 Seat List: Bhadohi Administration Releases Reservation List Late Night

Here are the updates For Delhi MCD Bypolls Results 2021: Also Read - Gujarat Local Bodies Polls: Counting of Votes For 8,235 Seats to be Held on Tuesday

12.03 pm: Arvind Kejriwal congratulates people of Delhi Also Read - Delhi MCD Bypolls 2021: AAP Announces Candidates For Municipal Corporation Byelections

AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted saying, “The people of Delhi once again voted in the name of Kaam (work). Congratulations to all. The people are fed up of the 15-year misrule by BJP in MCD. People now really want the Aam Aadmi Party to form government in MCD.”

11.20 am: Election result shows people of Delhi fed up with BJP, says Sisodia

Speaking to reporters after AAP won four out of five seats in Delhi MCD bypolls, Manish Sisodia said, “The people of Delhi have expressed their confidence in us. They are fed up with BJP and this election is an indication of that. In the 2022 Delhi municipal polls, BJP will be wiped out.”

10.55 am: AAP’s Sunita Mishra wins from Shalimar Bagh North ward

Aam Aadmi Party’s Sunita Mishra has been declared the winner from Ward No 62N, (Shalimar Bagh North) with 2,705 votes.

10.45 am: AAP’s Dhirender Kumar wins from Kalyanpuri ward

Aam Aadmi Party’s Dhirender Kumar has been declared the winner from Ward 008-E Kalyanpuri by 7043 votes.

10.43 am: Congress wins Chauhan Banger ward, Zubair Ahmad Chaudhary declared winner

Congress leader Zubair Ahmad Chaudhary declared the winner by 10,642 votes from Ward 041-E Chauhan Banger

10.40 am: AAP WINS 4 OUT OF 5 SEATS, TWEETS SISODIA

AAP leader and Deputy Delhi CM Manish Sisodia tweeted, “Congratulations to the Aam Aadmi Party workers on winning 4 out of 5 seats in the MCD by-election. The people of Delhi are now saddened by the BJP’s rule. In next year’s MCD election, the public will bring Arvind Kejriwal ji’s honest and work politics.”

10.34 am: AAP WINS KALYANPURI WARD

AAP candidate Dhirender Kumar has won the Kalyanpuri ward by 7,259 votes.

AAP is heading for victory in 3 wards with party nominees leading in Shalimar Bagh North, Trilokpuri and Rohini- C wards.

10.25 am: Congress is leading by 8323 votes in Ward No 41-E, Chauhan Bangar

9.50 am: AAP leading in 4 wards, Congress leading in 1

As per latest trends, AAP is leading by 6227 votes in Ward No 08-E(Kalyanpuri), 3791 votes in Ward No 02-E(Trilokpuri),1759 votes in Ward No 62N, (Shalimar Bagh North) &2157 votes in Ward No 32N(Rohini-C). Congress is leading by 8323 votes in Chauhan Bangar.

9.00 am: AAP candidates are leading in 4 wards – Shalimar Bagh North, Kalyanpuri, Trilokpuri and Rohini- C

8.30 am: Congress candidate leading in Chauhan Bangar ward

More than 50 per cent voters cast their votes in the MCD elections to five wards, with the highest voting percentage recorded in Kalyanpuri and the lowest in Shalimar Bagh North.

The voting went smoothly on Sunday (February 28) except for a few instances of replacement of electronic voting machines in Chauhan Bangar and Kalyanpuri. As per official figures, 59.19 per cent votes were cast in Kalyanpuri, 55.95 per cent in Trilokpuri, 55.60 per cent in Chauhan Bangar, 44.58 per cent in Rohini-C, and 43.23 per cent in Shalimar Bagh North wards. Total voting percentage in the five wards was 50.86 per cent.

None of the COVID-19 infected voters, 10 in Shalimar Bagh North and two in Kalyanpuri, turned up to cast their votes, they said.

The main contenders AAP, BJP and Congress asserted victory after voting.

Senior AAP leader Durgesh Pathak said he visited various polling booths in the wards and was confident of the party winning all five seats. Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta reflected similar sentiment, asserting that people rejected the Kejriwal model and voted for the BJP.

The Delhi Congress in a statement said that it expected favourable results in view of support witnessed for the party in the wards.

The Congress filed a complaint with the Delhi Chief Electoral officer accusing AAP volunteers of seeking votes for party candidates at the time of voting. Pathak rejected the charge as “baseless”.

Officials said two sets of EVMs each in Chauhan Banger and Kalyanpuri were replaced during voting.

A turnout of about 42 per cent was recorded in the first eight hours of voting for the bypolls to five municipal wards, the first electoral exercise being conducted in the national capital amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The results of these bye-elections are likely to have an impact on the big-ticket 2022 Delhi civic polls.

Polling began at 7:30 am amid tight security arrangements, and was scheduled to end at 5:30 pm.

By 3:30 pm, the overall turnout across the five wards was 42.91 per cent, with Kalyanpuri ward recording the maximum 50.56 per cent, as per the data shared by a senior official of the State Election Commission in Delhi said.

In Kalyanpui ward in east Delhi, two of the seven polling locations are in “critical” category. A total of 16 polling locations out of the total 44 have been kept in this category, as per official data.

According to the State Election Commission, around 2.42 lakh people are eligible to cast their votes in two wards under the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and three wards under the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC).

The results for the bypolls will be announced on March 3, officials said, adding that there are 327 polling stations and 26 candidates in the fray.

The officials said COVID-19 patients can vote during the last hour of polling as per the government guidelines.

Thermal guns are being used to measure temperature of all voters, and masks and sanitiser bottles being provided at polling stations, another official said.

The main candidates in the Kalyanpuri ward bye-elections are Dhirendra from the AAP, Siyaram Kanojia from the BJP and Dharampal Maurya from the Congress.

Vijay Kumar from the AAP, Om Prakash Gugarwal from the BJP and Bal Kishan from the Congress are contesting from Trilokpuri ward.

In Chauhan Banger, former AAP MLA Haji Ishraq Khan is pitted against Congress’ Chaudhary Zubair Ahmad and BJP’s Nazir Ansari.

These three wards are under the East Delhi Municipal Corporation. The AAP held these wards. The bypolls were necessitated after sitting councillors contested the assembly polls last year and became MLAs.

In Shalimar Bagh North ward, which fell vacant after the death of the BJP councillor, the contest is between the saffron party’s Surbhi Jaju, AAP’s Sunita Mishra and Congress’ Mamata.

The BJP had retained all three corporations in the 2017 civic polls with the AAP finishing a distant second. While the BJP had swept the polls by winning 181 seats, AAP had won 48 and Congress was on third spot in the tally with 30 seats in its kitty.

In May 2016, bypolls were held for 13 municipal wards, with the AAP picking up five seats, follows by Congress with four and the BJP with three seats, one ward picked up by an independent candidate.

The voters’ turnout in 2016 bypolls was 45.90 per cent, as per data shared by the State Election Commission.

(With agency inputs)