Live updates: BJP is finished, says Manish Sisodia after AAP wins 4 wards in Delhi MCD by-election
The AAP won four out of five wards and the Congress one in the Delhi Municipal Corporation byelection, the results of which were announced on Wednesday. The BJP, which had held one of these wards, failed to open its account in the bypolls.
New Delhi: The AAP won four out of five wards and the Congress one in the Delhi Municipal Corporation byelection, the results of which were announced on Wednesday. The BJP, which had held one of these wards, failed to open its account in the bypolls.
More than 50 per cent voters cast their votes in the municipal corporation bypolls in the five wards on Sunday. Congress candidate Chaudhary Zubair Ahmad defeated AAP candidate Mohammad Ishraq Khan by 10,642 votes in Chauhan Bangar ward. The AAP candidates won from Kalyanpuri, Rohin-C, Trilokpuri and Shalimar Bagh North wards.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in a tweet, congratulated the party workers for the victory and said people were fed up with the BJP and would bring in Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's politics of honesty and work in the municipal corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls next year.
The BJP had retained all three municipal corporations in Delhi in the 2017 civic polls with the AAP finishing a distant second. AAP candidate Dhirender Kumar won the Kalyanpuri ward by 7,043 votes. AAP's Vijay Kumar defeated BJP's Om Prakash by a margin of 4,986 votes in Trilokpuri.
AAP's Sunita Mishra defeated Surbhi Jaju of the BJP in Shalimar Bagh ward by 2,705 votes. The seat was earlier held by the BJP. Ram Chander of the AAP defeated BJP candidate Rakesh Goyal by 2,985 votes in Rohini C ward.
Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind will be administered the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the Army hospital (Research and Referral) in New Delhi on Wednesday. Several prominent political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, have already taken the vaccines.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the people at 10:30 AM to discuss the importance of education, research and skill development in helping the country become self-reliant.
The session will be in online mode as part of the webinar on Union Budget 2021-22 announcements. The webinar will begin with an inaugural session on 'Harnessing Education, Research and Skill Development for an Atmanirbhar Bharat' which will be addressed by the Prime Minister.
In other events, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda will on Wednesday attend the BJP core group meeting in view of the upcoming West Bengal assembly election in the TMC-ruled state. According to reports, Bengal BJP MPs Mukul Roy, state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and other top BJP leaders will attend the crucial meeting.
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In 2015, Congress had won 22 Zila Panchayats while BJP had won 9. But this time, BJP won all 31 Zila Panchayats. Congress was wiped out: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar
Yesterday's results are very encouraging. Elections on 31 Zila Panchayats were held. In 2015 Congress had won 22 Zila Panchayats while BJP had won 9. But this time, BJP won all 31 Zila Panchayats. Congress was wiped out: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar#GujaratLocalBodyElection pic.twitter.com/yKO5NzENIQ
— ANI (@ANI) March 3, 2021
BJP has won nearly 80 per cent of seats in the Gujarat local body polls. We have also won big in the Taluka Panchayat polls. If these numbers are converted into assembly seats, it will come around 155 out of 185 constituencies, Javadekar said.
BJP has won 31 district panchayats out of 31, and Congress was completely wiped out there as the party won 800 out of 979 seats, says Javadekar.
Congress has been wiped out completely in Gujarat, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on the recently concluded local body elections in the state.
Congratulating the AAP worker for the landslide victory in the MCD by-election, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, ''I congratulate the Delhi voters for preferring good work over petty politics. The outcome of the MCD byelection results shows that people are completely fed up with the 15 years of BJP's misrule in the MCD. People are now desperate to form the Aam Aadmi Party government in the MCD as well.''
Congress party has bagged a major victory in the Muslim-dominated Chauhan Banger ward.
AAP candidate is also leading in Trilokpuri in Delhi MCD election
Delhi MCD election: Counting is currently underway and AAP leading in 4 wards as of now
1. Kalyanpuri - AAP ahead by 4,461 votes
2. Trilokpuri - AAP ahead by 3,156 votes
3. Chauhan Bangar - Congress ahead by 6,526 votes
4. Shalimar Bagh - AAP ahead by 1,238 votes
5. Rohini C - AAP ahead by 1,871 votes
Delhi MCD by-poll election results: Congress is leading by 8323 votes in Ward No 41-E, Chauhan Bangar.
It is our priority and duty to not let any communal and fascist force come into power (in West Bengal). We've decided to strengthen Mamata Ji's hands & give our unconditional support to her. She has called us & we'll be there wherever she needs us: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.
A fire broke out at an auto garage in the Daighar area. Fire tender reached the spot & doused the fire. No casualty or injury was reported. Around 15 two-wheelers parked at garage were burnt down: Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), Maharashtra.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has sanctioned a scholarship worth Rs 101 crore for SC, ST students in the state.
Counting of votes for MCD by-poll in five wards -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), will be held today.