MCD Election Voting Today: Delhi Civic Polls Today, AAP’s All-Out Fight For Capital Control: 10 Facts

Delhi Citizens Polls Today, AAP's All-Out Battle for Capital Control: 10 Facts

Civil polls in Delhi: Officials outside polling stations ahead of MCD elections.

New Delhi:
With waste at the heart of the issue, AAP is targeting more control in the national capital as the vote for the Delhi Municipal Corporation is held today. The BJP is confident of prolonging its rule, while Congress hopes to regain some positions.

Here are the top 10 points in this big story:

  1. Nearly 1.5 million people are eligible to vote in 250 wards, elections taking place when the three MCDs – formed by region in 2011 – were unified and the wards redrawn after the last term The last of the BJP ended earlier this year. Voting begins at 8 a.m. and the polling station gates close at 5:30 p.m., after which only those already inside can vote. Metro service started at 4 a.m., two hours earlier than usual, on polling day. December 7th is the result date.

  2. More than 1,300 contestants participated in the contest. AAP and BJP, who both currently control parts of Delhi government through state and central government, are vying for all seats. Parliament, fighting to regain its seat in Delhi since the arrival of the AAP, is vying for 247 seats as the nominations of three of its candidates have been rejected because of technical problems. .

  3. Although the BJP has not established a Delhi state government in the past 24 years, its control over the MCD has been very strong through the National Assembly and the AAP’s state governments. Even after the AAP won a record 67 out of 70 seats in the 2015 congressional poll, the BJP, two years later, retained its civic body by winning 181 out of 272 seats. The AAP is second with 48 and Congress is third with 30.

  4. This time, the BJP asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hand over the keys of some slum rehabilitation apartments – one of the highlights of the campaign – and deployed union ministers led by Amit Shah, alongside general secretary JP Nadda and several ministers, in a campaign that showed the prestige of the battle for success. city. Local leaders are second only.

  5. AAP has been preparing since the beginning of last year. It holds it yard mounted directly on the dustbin problem: “We have improved everything according to the state, now let us take care of the hygiene too.” The slogan “Government of Kejriwal, corporation of Kejriwal” contrasts with the BJP’s similar slogan “Modi’s Dual Engine” — both based on the faces of their top leaders.

  6. The BJP has promised housing and charged corruption charges against several AAP ministers, including Manish Sisodia. CCTV videos of the arrested minister Satyendar Jain receiving “special treatment” in Tihar Prison have emerged. Congress also used these to dig at the AAP. But AAP has kept decibels high by claiming to be “kattar imandar” (honest honesty). Mr. Kejriwal said “shaandaar” (glorious) the job of prime minister will not be defeated by “bogus accusations” and “abuses of central authorities”.

  7. Congress is expecting to get some bags of least influence. It is still rebuilding in Delhi after the death of Sheila Dikshit in 2019. It focuses on the macropolitics of ideology—apparently in Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ still in central India – which means that civil body elections are not top of its list. Definitely not as high as on the AAP and BJP’s list.

  8. Delhi saw riots less than three years ago and religion-based rhetoric – some seen as community propaganda – continues to spread, especially on social media. Given the way social media is not constrained by geography, such rhetoric from Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat also entered the civic space of Delhi.

  9. Since the stakes are high — and the rhetoric is sharp — so is security. About 40,000 state police, 20,000 State Guardsmen, and 8,000 odd employees from the paramilitary and state armed police, were deployed — nearly 70,000 in total. In addition, 60 drone cameras will move over sensitive areas. “Preventing the risk of a community outbreak” is one of the police’s focuses.

  10. Delhi’s civil service is one of three election battles that have raged in tandem over the past few months – the others being parliamentary elections in Himachal Pradesh and Prime Minister Modi’s home state Gujarat, where the BJP is also in control. permission. Himachal is like a Congress-BJP war. But that is Gujarat, where AAP is trying to push Parliament aside and break in.

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