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Delhi MCD election results: AAP wins 4 seats, Congress 1; BJP says result ‘disheartening’

The Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) received 4 wards and Congress one within the municipal bypoll elections introduced on Wednesday. The BJP drew a clean.

Voting was held in two wards — Rohini-C and Shalimar Bagh (North) — within the North Delhi Municipal Company (NDMC), and three wards — Trilokpuri, Kalyanpuri and Chauhan Banger — within the East Delhi Municipal Company (EDMC) on February 28. The voter turnout was 50.86 per cent.

AAP retained two seats, Kalyanpuri and Trilokpuri, and received Rohini C, which was with BSP however was vacated when its councillor received a MLA election on an AAP ticket. It additionally received the Shalimar Bagh ward, which was earlier held by BJP.

Dhirender Kumar received the Kalyanpuri ward by 7,043 votes; Vijay Kumar from Trilokpuri defeated BJP’s Om Prakash by a margin of 4,986 votes; AAP’s Sunita Mishra defeated Surbhi Jaju of BJP in Shalimar Bagh ward by 2,705 votes; and Ram Chander of AAP defeated BJP candidate Rakesh Goyal by 2,985 votes in Rohini C.

Probably the most shocking end result was of Chauhan Banger, the place Congress candidate Chaudhary Zubair Ahmad defeated AAP’s Mohammad Ishraq Khan by 10,642 votes.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in a tweet, congratulated get together staff for the victory and mentioned individuals had been fed up with BJP and would usher in Arvind Kejriwal’s politics of honesty and work within the MCD polls subsequent 12 months.

BJP Delhi chief Adesh Gupta mentioned the get together would introspect what led to the losses. “4 seats had been already with AAP, however dropping Shalimar Bagh was disheartening,” he mentioned.

Gupta added there was sufficient time to enhance the get together’s efficiency earlier than the 2022 municipal polls.

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