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  • MCD Election Results 2017: BJP sweeps all three municipal corporations
    BJP wins 184 seats, Cong 30, AAP 47 and Others wins 10 Seats in all the three municipal corporations. The voting for the MCD elections was concluded peacefully on Sunday. Results of NDMC: BJP - 66, AAP - 20, Cong - 15, Others - 2, EDMC Final Results: BJP - 48, AAP - 10, Cong - 3, BSP - 2 Source and SDMC Results BJP - 70, AAP - 16, Cong - 12, Others - 6
    2017-04-26 05:21:57 PM
  • BJP ahead in MCD elections as vote counting begins in Delhi
    The counting of votes for the recently held MCD elections started at 8 AM today in 35 counting centres. The early trends suggest that the BJP is surging ahead in the three municipalities and is likely to rule the three wings of the MCD. The AAP is in the number two spot while the congress is on the third spot. The final picture is likely to emerge by afternoon.
    2017-04-26 09:49:54 AM
  • DU survey also predict a landslide victory for the BJP In MCD polls
    Yet another survey has predicted a landslide victory for the BJP in MCD elections. The survey conducted by Delhi University research centre has estimated that the BJP would emerge winner in 214 seats in the three wings of the MCD. The Aam Aadmi Party according to the survey would be distant second and congress the third spotter. According to the survey AAP would get around 29 seats. The survey was conducted by 305 member team which included 272 students. The survey was conducted by Delhi University’s Developing Countries Research Center (DCRC) with a sample size of 39,147 voters.
    2017-04-25 04:59:15 PM
  • BJP in celebration mode but congress also confident of better results in the MCD elections
    The BJP workers are already in celebration mode as the exit polls and their own survey has predicted a landslide victory for them. The party according to the exit polls is likely to win around 220 seats in the three wings of the MCD. The congress however, has cautioned the party to wait for the final results as it feels that it would be able to negate the exit poll surveys and improve its tally drastically. The results are going to be announced tomorrow.
    2017-04-25 12:00:34 PM
  • Bakhtawarpur ward records highest voter turnout in MCD elections
    Bakhtawarpur ward in North Delhi Municipal Corporation has earned the distinction of being the ward for polling the highest number of votes in the Delhi MCD elections. A total of 69% votes were polled in this ward which was much higher than the rest of Delhi which polled around 58% votes. The ward is located near Delhi- Haryana- UP border and has a history of high voter turnout. The villagers are proud of its high voter turnout and say that they have inherited this practice from their elders who always encourage them to go out and vote.
    2017-04-25 11:55:02 AM

  • MCD Elections: Kejriwal ready to go back to 'movement'
    The Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that if the exit poll results come true, he would go back to the 'movement' mode as the Aam Aadmi Party was product of a movement and that he did not come to power to enjoy it but for the public welfare. In a meeting with the poll observers he categorically stated that if the exit poll results come true, it would means that large scale manipulation has taken place and the EVMs have been tampered with. He said that he would fight against the unabated tampering of EVMs and mobilize his people to fight the menace.
    2017-04-25 11:52:30 AM
  • BJP is all set to rule the MCD once again
    BJP is upbeat after two exit polls predicting a landslide victory for it in MCD elections. The party has worked hard to become the top contender in the MCD elections. It was not only fighting the AAP and Congress party in the MCD elections but also anti-incumbency of ten years and numerous charges of corruption in the MCD. It was successful in mobilizing its voters. A total of 58.58 percent votes were polled for the 270 wards. The election was cancelled in two wards following death of the candidates. The actual results would be out tomorrow on April 26, 2017
    2017-04-25 11:34:27 AM
  • More than 54% voters exercise their franchise in MCD elections
    People came out in large numbers in Delhi to vote for the three municipalities of Delhi despite scorching heat. Though the voting started sluggishly but picked up later in the day. By the end of the day voter turnout crossed 54%. Many factors can be attributed to the high voter turnout. The Voter Dhakad hai’ campaign by the election commission was a hit with the people and second the BJP was able to mobilize its voters who enthusiastically supported their party of choice.
    2017-04-24 10:21:27 AM
  • MCD Elections: Exit poll predict a clean sweep by the BJP
    The voting for the MCD elections was concluded on Sunday and the fate of three major political parties in the fray is locked in the EVMs and the results would only be out on April 26, 2017. However the exit polls have brought cheers to the BJP. They have predicted a clean sweep by the BJP in all three wings of the MCD while the AAP and the Congress would be routed in one of the largest civic body in the country.
    2017-04-24 10:20:27 AM
  • Two surveys predict a clean sweep by the BJP in MCD
    Two more surveys have predicted that the BJP would sweep the forthcoming MCD elections. While one survey has given it 195 seats, the other has given it 179 seats in the house of 272. The AAP according to the surveys would be getting 45 to 45 seats while the congress party would get the third spot. The opinion poll was done by the VMR for Times Now. It however, did not give the breakup of seats for the three wings of MCD. The second survey carried out by C-voter for ABP News has predicted that BJP seats in the three MCD wings. According to the survey the survey BJP would get 76 in North, 60 in south and 43 in the East Corporation.
    2017-04-22 11:56:32 AM

  • EC completes preparations for MCD elections 2017
    The election commission has completed its preparations for the MCD elections to be held on Sunday. The votes would be cast in more than 13,000 polling booths spread across 272 wards. More than one crore and thirty lakh voters would exercise their franchise in the MCD elections. A total of 3,284 polling booths have been declared sensitive while 1,464 booths have been identified as hypersensitive. This time the voters will have the option of ‘None of the above’ (NOTA). The Election Commission has decided to use Generation-1 electronic voting machines which it deems “foolproof”. Apart from this the Election Commission also ran a campaign to create awareness among voters.
    2017-04-22 11:56:05 AM
  • Internal Survey gives 208 seats to the Congress in MCD elections
    An internal survey conducted by the congress party has given it 208 of 272 seats in the forthcoming MCD elections. The findings of the survey were made public by Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken who said that it was Congress all the way in the MCD. According to him, 52,000 voters across 13,000 polling booths were asked about their preferred party for MCD. They overwhelmingly supported the congress party. These results are at variance with other opinion polls which give congress third position in the MCD elections. Ajay Maken is also drawing flak in the party for ignoring the senior leaders. Many leaders like Arvinder Singh Lovely and Barkha Singh have already left the party. The voting for the thee wings of MCD would take place on Sunday and the results would be declared on April 26, 2017.
    2017-04-22 11:55:26 AM
  • Arvinder Singh 'Lovely' joins BJP before MCD elections
    The congress party got a severe blow on Tuesday as Former Delhi Congress chief and four-time congress MLA Arvinder Singh ‘Lovely’ joined the BJP. He blamed the congress High Command for ignoring his contribution to the party and said that the congress party no more exists in Delhi.
    2017-04-20 03:44:24 PM
  • BJP looking towards Haryana to win MCD elections
    The BJP is leaving no stone unturned to woo the Delhi voters for the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections. To make sure that Aam Aadmi Party does not repeat its assembly elections it has asked the Haryana ministers to campaign for it in wards that are dominated by Haryanwis. The Haryana ministers who would be campaigning in Delhi include Om Prakash Dhankar & Ram Bilas Sharma.
    2017-04-20 03:42:59 PM
  • Malappuram By-Election 2017 Result: IUML wins Malappuram seat by huge margin
    Indian Union Muslim League leader P K Kunhalikutty wins the Malappuram by election in Kerala by 171,023 lakh votes. The by-elections were held on April 12. Communist Party of India (Marxist)  candidate, MB Faisal managed to secure only 3,44,307 votes. BJP candidate ADV. N. SREEPRAKASH  has got 65,675 votes.
    2017-04-18 10:00:43 AM

  • By-Election results 2017 - BJP wins 5 Of 10 Assembly Seats and Congress wins 3
    The BJP has won the assembly by-elections in Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Rajasthan. The by-elections were held on Sunday. The Congress has won three seats, two in Karnataka and one in Madhya Pradesh.
    2017-04-14 10:40:37 AM
  • Cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has been sworn in as a minister in the Captain Amarinder Singh led congress government in Punjab. This put to rest the rumors that he would be given a position of deputy chief minister in the state. Navjot Singh Sidhu was administered the oath of office by the governor V.P. Sindh Badnore. Sidhu had joined congress party in January, just before the assembly elections in Punjab. He won his seat from Amritsar East with 42,000 votes.
    2017-03-16 04:12:13 PM
  • BJP wins floor test in Goa
    The BJP has won the floor test in the Goa Assembly. The BJP government led by Manohar Parrikar and supported by others has secured 22 votes in the house of 40. The congress secured only 16 votes as one of its member abstained from the crucial voting. Manohar Parrikar won the floor test with the help of Goa Forward Party, Maharashtrwadi Gomantak Party, NCP and independents. The special session was called as per the directive of the supreme court.
    2017-03-16 04:11:04 PM
  • UP elections: People reject parties who strongly identify with their vote banks
    The election results of Uttar Pradesh for 2017 show the continuation of a trend of voting a party to form the government with full majority by giving it a clear mandate. . It happened in 2007 when Mayawati formed the government, it happened again in 2012 when Akhilesh Yadav became the chief minister of UP by Yadav and Muslim votes. It was politics of revenge people wanted to teach Mulayam Singh Yadav a lesson in 2007 for the lawlessness in the state and Mayawati for her corrupt regime. But the new governments did nothing on that count instead pampered their own voters. In both these cases the respective governments closely identified with their vote bank, Mayawati with the Dalits and Samajwadi Party with Yadav’s and Muslims. This led to alienation of other sections and the results are for everyone to see.
    2017-03-16 04:10:30 PM
  • Captain Amarinder Singh is the 26th chief minister of Punjab
    Captain amarinder Singh took oath of office and secrecy at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh today. He is the 26th chief minister of Punjab. Along with him nine other ministers also took oath of the office. Navjot Singh Siddhu gets a berth in the cabinet. The oath of office to captain Amarinder Singh was administered b y Governor V.P Singh Badnore in presence of congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh
    2017-03-16 04:09:21 PM



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