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Voting Underway For High-Stakes Delhi Civic Polls

MCD Election 2022: Voters wait in line to cast their vote.

New Delhi:

Voting for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) election began today at 8:00 AM and will continue until 5:30 PM. In the polls where the stakes are high for greater control in the national capital, Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi party is seeking to wrest power from the BJP, which is entering its fourth consecutive term as a civilian body. Congress, which has taken a beating in parliamentary, parliamentary and municipal polls since 2015 in the national capital, will try to regain some ground.

Here are the live updates for the MCD Elections:

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Arvind Kejriwal reaches the voting booth to cast his vote
Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, has reached a polling booth at Civil Lines with his family to cast his vote.

“People must vote for change”: Congress leader Alka Lamba
Congress leader Alka Lamba today urged the people of the national capital to vote for change in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections. The congress leader exercised her right to vote at a polling booth in Raghuveer Nagar. “I’m calling on people to get out of their homes and vote. People need to vote for change,” she said after casting her vote.

“People should see candidates and vote accordingly”: Congress leader Ajay Maken
Congress leader Ajay Maken cast his vote today at a polling booth in Rajouri Garden for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections and urged the people to see the candidates and vote accordingly. “People should see the candidates and vote accordingly. Congressional candidates are good and people should vote for the candidate who will be available to them after the polls,” he said.

Delhi congress chief says his name is not on the electoral roll

“Vote Today to Form Fair Government in Delhi Civic Body”: Arvind Kejriwal

“Today there is a vote to make Delhi clean and beautiful and to get a corruption free government in the Municipal Corporation. My appeal to all residents of Delhi – cast your vote today to form an honest government that works for the people, in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.”

Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, Delhi

“People will bring Arvind Kejriwal to power in the civil body”: Manish Sisodia

“People asked questions about what the BJP did in 15 years. They said they released 10 videos of (Arvind) Kejriwal and so on. Will that solve the garbage problem? People will now bring Kejriwal ji to power in the MCD.”

Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi to NDTV

“BJP Fails, We Will Clean Delhi”: Manish Sisodia as voting begins in Delhi
“I appeal to the voters to vote bearing in mind the need to end corruption and make Delhi clean. With your help, we will make Delhi clean. Only through your votes will Delhi become clean. People ultimately want their lanes are clean. BJP has failed to do that for the past 15 years. They ran negative campaigns because they had no answers to questions about what kind of work they did.”

— Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi

1.5 Crore voters in 250 wards, metro services from 4am today
Nearly 1.5 crore people are eligible to vote in the 250 wards, which will face elections when the three MCDs – formed areawise in 2011 – were reunited and the wards redrawn after the BJP’s last term ended early this year. Metro train services will begin at 4 a.m., two hours earlier than usual, on voting day. December 7 is result day.

MCD Election: Delhi to vote today from 8am to 5.30pm

Delhi residents will vote in local elections today. Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. With garbage as a central issue, the AAP is aiming for more control in the national capital, while the BJP is sure to extend its rule over the civic body. Meanwhile, Congress hopes to regain some ground.

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