Clean sweep for BJP in MCD election; AAP, Congress to bite the dust, say exit polls

The Bharatya Janata Party has ruled the three MCDs for 10 years. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Apr 24, 2017, 00:19 AM IST
PlayClean sweep for BJP in MCD election; AAP, Congress to bite the dust, say exit polls

New Delhi: The BJP is on course to a massive victory in the civic body elections in the national capital, while its rivals, the Congress Party and the Aam Aadmi Party would face a humiliating defeat, two exit polls predicted on Sunday.

About an hour after the voting in the MCD elections concluded, the exit poll by ABP News-C Voter claimed that BJP would bag a landslide victory in all three municipal corporations by winning 218 of the 270 seats polled on Sunday.

The Bharatya Janata Party has ruled the three MCDs for 10 years.

The AAP and the Congress will get a meagerly 25 seats each, the exit poll said.

In East Delhi Municipal Corporation, the poll said, the BJP is expected to get 48 of the 63 seats while the AAP and the Congress may not even reach double-digit mark with seven and eight seats, respectively.

The exit poll said that in North Delhi Municipal Corporation, the BJP is expected to get 87 of the 103 seats while the Congress is expected to get seven and the AAP eight seats.

In South Delhi Municipal Corporation, the exit poll put the tally at 83 of the total 104 seats. The AAP and the Congress were expected to get 10 seats each.

The exit poll said that in all three municipal corporations, the BJP got the support of around 50 per cent voters while the Congress and the AAP share was only 19.1 per cent and 18.6 per cent, espectively.

The exit poll was conducted among 14,503 respondents in all 270 wards of the three civic bodies that went to the polls on Sunday.

According to the exit poll conducted by India Today-Axis My India, BJP will get over 200 wards out of 272, followed by Kejriwal-led AAP with 25 wards.

However, the situation looks grim for the Congress party once again. It is expected to get less than 30 wards.