New Delhi, April 23: The Elections for three Municipal Corporations in Delhi has just come to an end today evening, voter turnout remained low in the national capital. In Delhi, for MCD Elections 2017 the union territory has witnessed a high voltage triangular battle between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress. Today’s voting is also seen as a referendum for the AAP, which has been ruling the national capital for last two years. The Delhi Municipal Corporation, which is divided into three parts – North Delhi Municipal Corporations (NDMC), East Delhi Municipal Corporations (EDMC) and South Delhi Municipal Corporations (SDMC). The NDMC and the SDMC are the biggest civic body in Delhi as both holds 104 wards, while the EDMC holds 64 wards. Currently, the BJP is ruling in all three civic bodies. In North Delhi Municipal Corporation which is divided into six zones – City, Karol Bagh, Sadar Paharganj, Civil Lines, Nerala, Rohini – BJP holds 59 out of 104 seats. Till 3 pm, around 35 percent voter turnout was recorded in Delhi. Also Read - PM Hailing Farm Laws Shows Govt 'Drunk With Power' in Face of Protests: Congress
The State Election Commission in a statement said, “As many as 16,40,304 people have cast their vote in areas under the North Delhi Municipal Corporation”. After the polling procedure is completed in Delhi, we at India.com will bring you minute by minute coverage on what different Exit Poll has to say about the MCD Election Results. The final results of the MCD Elections will be declared on Wednesday by Election Commission. Also Read – MCD Elections 2017: As Delhi goes for poll today, here is all you need to know Also Read - Delhi Chalo: Rahul Gandhi Backs Protesting Farmers, Says Modi Govt Will Have To Take Back 'The Black Law'
Current Position Of Parties in NDMC:
The State Election Commission which has taken a task to conduct free and fair elections has done a massive preparation and had kept around 13,022 polling booths spanning over 272 wards. On Sunday morning, some faulty Electronic Machines (EVMS) had stopped the voting procedures in some booths. Former Delhi minister and even BJP leader Arvind Singh Lovely was unable to cast his vote after the EVMs faced some problems at the polling booth in East Azad Nagar ward. Also Read - Amarinder Singh Condemns Haryana Govt's Attempts To Prevent Farmers March To Delhi
Current Position Of Parties In Three MCDs:
In Delhi, this is the first time in MCD Elections, where voters have an option to choose None of The Above (NOTA) option. Today, in Delhi the polling ended peacefully and there were no reports of any violence in the national capital.