Delhi: Results for the Delhi municipal elections are set to be announced on Wednesday even as exit polls showed that the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will sweep the 250-ward corporation that has been under BJP rule for around 15 years.
The counting of votes for 250 wards of Municipal Corporation of Delhi began at 8am. Counting is being held under tight vigil at 42 centres across the national capital.
Surveys have predicted that the BJP is likely to trail AAP while Congress’s tally is likely to remain in the single digits.
Officials said 42 centres have been set up across the city for the counting exercise, which will begin at 8am amid tight security. The centres are located in areas such as Shastri Park, Yamuna Vihar, Mayur Vihar, Nand Nagari, Dwarka, Okhla, Mangolpuri, Pitampura, Alipur and Model Town.
Twenty companies of paramilitary personnel and over 10,000 officers of Delhi Police have been deployed at the 42 centres.