Dattatreya hails BJP victory in Delhi Municipal polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed gratitude to the people of Delhi for reposing their faith in the BJP and ensuring its resounding victory in the MCD polls.

Tending to a question and answer session here, the BJP boss stated, "I compliment the general population of Delhi for resting their confidence in the BJP in MCD decisions".

"Hopefully now all the bottlenecks created by the AAP government will come to an end", he said adding the BJP-SAD alliance would deliver on its promises to the Delhi electorate in a time bound manner.

At the time of filing this report, the BJP is all set to make a comeback in all the three civic bodies.

But people, he said, have realised now that in the last 10 years, the previous governments (of the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party) had followed the policy of discrimination.

"This is an unprecedented win for BJP".

He said despite the AAP's "brouhaha" to provide free water supply to every household in the city, people in some slum areas faced acute water storage while farmers suffered from government apathy and youth and women faced also battled issues.

As counting progressed, the Bharatiya Janata Party was declared victorious in six wards and was leading in over 140 of the 270 that went to polls on April 23, Delhi State Election Commission officials said.

The party's near-certain defeat comes barely two weeks into its drubbing in the Rajouri Garden Assembly bypoll and two years after it registered a thumping victory in the assembly polls winning 67 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly. "We dedicate this win in the feet of Sukma martyrs", he said.

Today, it was left with just 48 wards in its kitty out of the 272 spread across the three municipal corporations in the national capital.

The security deposit is forfeited if a candidate fails to garner a minimum of 1/6th of the total number of valid votes.

Its Delhi convenor Dilip Pandey resigned while Chandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba offered to step down owing responsibility for the debacle, pointing towards an impending churning in the party.

Following the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati had alleged that the voting machines had been rigged by the BJP.

The thumping win for the BJP prompted Union Ministers and senior Ministers to hit out at AAP leaders for blaming EVMs for their party's lost in the MCD and recently held Assembly polls.

  • Leroy Wright