Amid tight security, the polling for Delhiites municipal elections began on Sunday morning at 8am that will decide the fate of 2,423 electorate contestants.
Polls are to be held in around 272 wards of three East, South and North civic bodies of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
Amongst candidates, 138 seats are fixed for women and it has said that in each ward there has atleast 104 candidates in South and North Corporations while 64 in the East.
Over 1.15 crore voters cast their votes to their franchise in the polling that would be over at 5:30pm under the full security arrangement of deployed 77,000 officials and 83,000 police personnel.
Source says that out of 11,543 polling stations, around 55 polling stations have been identified as hyper-sensitive while 275 as sensitive, including Jamia Nagar, Chandni Chowk and Seelampur.
Civil polls is the most crucial stage of being fought between Congress and BJP party members as Congress is presented with its 67 councilors against BJP’s 164 in the undivided MCD.
Where there are top parties candidates then there would be many crorepatis who contesting elections and if we measures Polling ground filled with 342 crorepatis, 116 from Congress side while BJP has 103. BJP candidate Satvinder Kaur Sirsa, is on top rank with assets worth Rs. 112 crore. She is contesting from Punjabi Bagh.
A large number of candidates with crime background and having unresolved case have been stood in civil polling and for this BJP revealed 39 candidates followed by Congress 28, report said by Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) after screening candidates’ filled forms.
Although votes would be counted on Tuesday, the second day after polling, but one who is under huge pressure is of Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s govt. that alleged BJP for corruption charges and now wait voting result and pray that BJP has not win.
MCD voting result will give base to estimate performance of each party for the assembly polls which is 18 months far away.