MCD Polls: AAP With 106 Seats Inching Towards Magic Number As Per Latest Results
New Delhi: The Aam Admi Party (AAP) has won 106 seats and BJP bagged 84 as results are out for 196 wards of the total 250 in the elections to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
The Congress managed to acquire five wards. The remaining one has been won by an Independent candidate.
The latest results and trends show the Aam Aadmi Party has crossed the magic figure of 126 in the MCD polls.
According to figures available at 11.30 am, the AAP has won 56 seats and was ahead in 77, totalling up to 133. The BJP on the other hand has won 46 and was leading in 58, adding up to 104.
The Congress on the other hand was lagging far behind, winning just four seats and leading in six.
The MCD has 250 wards, and the simple majority mark is 126.
Independent candidate Shakeela Begum has won the Seelampur seat in northeast Delhi.
The counting of votes began at 8 am, and initial trends (at 9:30 am) put the BJP ahead of the AAP by a significant margin, but the pendulum swung in the AAP’s favour soon after.
This was the first election after the MCD was reunified earlier this year.
In 2017, the BJP had clinched 181 of the then 270 municipal wards while AAP had won only 48 and the Congress finished third with 30.