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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 2017The 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
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