NEW DELHI: Municipal corporation Delhi elections are underway in the national capital. A voter turn out of 9 per cent was recorded until 10:30 am.
The polling for the 250 wards of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) kicked off at 8 am will continue till 5.30 pm today. Deploying nearly 1 lakh staff across 13,665 (approx) polling stations, the State Election Commission of Delhi has made elaborate arrangements for the MCD elections. Votes will be counted on December 7 and the results will be announced on the same day.
This will be first election after the MCD was reunified earlier this year. Earlier, the corporation was divided into three – South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North MCD) and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC).
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal cast his vote in the MCD polls and appealed to the public to vote for a party that works for people rather than creating hurdles. “People should vote for the party that’s honest and works. For those who focus on the cleanliness of the city and not those who keep creating hurdles,” he told reporters at the booth.
As many as 1,349 candidates are in the fray for 250 seats with BJP and AAP contesting closesly. Party’s are hitting each other on their scope of bringing change for good in the city. Development of education and health infrastructure, cleanliness and better civic amenities are prime promises in the manifesto of the polling contestants.