The Aaam Aadmi Party has swept the civic body bypolls in the national capital bagging four out of five seats with Congress winning the other. The BJP however drew a blank on the poll score card.
In the Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) bypolls, AAP put up a stellar performance and bagged Kalyanpuri, Rohini-C, Shalimar Bagh (North) and Trilokpuri seats while the Congress won the Chauhan Banger seat.
AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to say that Delhi had once again voted for development.
दिल्ली के लोगों ने एक बार फिर से काम के नाम पर वोट दिया। सबको बधाई।
MCD में 15 साल के भाजपा के कुशासन से जनता परेशान हो चुकी है। लोग अब MCD में भी आम आदमी पार्टी की सरकार बनाने के लिए बेताब हैं। https://t.co/aIKthb13q2
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 3, 2021
AAP candidates Dhirender Kumar won Ward 008-E (Kalyanpuri) by 7,043 votes, Sunita Mishra from Ward No 62N (Shalimar Bagh North) by 2,705 votes, Ram Chandra from Ward No 32N (Rohini-C) by 2,985 votes and Vijay Kumar from Ward No 02-E (Trilokpuri) by 4,986 votes.
Congress leader Zubair Ahmad Chaudhary declared the winner by 10,642 votes from Ward 041-E Chauhan Banger.
BJP finished at number two on four seats while it slipped to the third spot on Ward 041-E (Chauhan Banger).
Elections for 272 wards in three municipal corporations are due in 2022.
Kejriwal also said that people have now fed up with BJP’s “misrule” in the MCD and are desperate to make AAP win the MCD.
AAP leader and Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said the BJP will be wiped out in 2022 civic body polls.
“The people of Delhi have expressed their confidence in us. They are fed up with BJP and this election is an indication of that. In the 2022 Delhi municipal polls, BJP will be wiped out,” Sisodia said.
Polling on the MCD bypolls held 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) in East Delhi took place on Sunday at 327 polling stations while adhering to COVID-19 protocols.
Twenty-six candidates from BJP, Congress, AAP and other parties were in the fray. (With ANI inputs)