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Delhi MCD Elections 2022: Voting ends for crucial civic polls in national capital with 50% voter turnout

Delhi MCD Elections 2022 Latest updates: Delhi recorded 50% of voters turnout by the end of the polls. COunting to be done on December 7.

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: Voting ends for crucial civic polls in national capital with 50% voter turnout
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Delhi MCD Elections 2022 LIVE Updates: Voting began for the high-stakes municipal polls in Delhi today, December 4, 2022, a contest which is largely being seen among the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and the Congress. The polling for the Delhi civic polls began at 8 am and will continue till 5 pm. The MCD elections are being held across 13,638 polling stations set up by Delhi State Election Commission and 1,45,05,322 voters are eligible to cast their franchise to decide the fate of as many as 1,349 candidates. Nearly 229 voters of  1,45,05,322 are aged over 100 years and 2,04,301 electors are in the age group of 80 to 100 years. The state commission has also established 68 model polling stations and 68 pink polling stations. To ensure a hassle-free civic election, the first one after the fresh delimitation exercise, the Delhi Police has deployed around 40,000 security personnel at every nook and corner of the national capital.

This is also the first civic poll being held in the national capital after the February 2020 Delhi riots and as per data shared by officials, 3,360 booths, spanning 493 locations, have been identified in critical or sensitive categories.

There were 272 wards in Delhi and three corporations -- NDMC, SDMC and EDMC -- from 2012-2022, before being reunified into an MCD that had formally come into existence on May 22.

The erstwhile MCD, established in 1958, was trifurcated in 2012 during Sheila Dikshit's tenure as the chief minister.

Earlier in the 2017 civic election, the BJP had won 181 of the 270 wards, the AAP 48 wards and the Congress 27. Polling could not be held on two seats due to the death of candidates.

In 2017 MCD polls, the voting percentage was recorded about 53.

Stay tuned to Zee News for the latest updates on Delhi MCD Elections 2022

04 December 2022
19:21 PM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: Voting ends

Voting for all 250 wards ends, 50% voters cast their vote by 5:30 PM. The fate of as many as 1,349 candidates shall be decided on December 7.

18:13 PM

Delhi Congress President Anil Chaudhary's name was not present in either voter or deleted list. 

 

16:40 PM

 Delhi MCD Poll Updates: 45% voter turnout till 4 PM

15:38 PM

Delhi MCD elections Updates: Voters of Katewara village boycotts elections  

The voters of north-west Delhi's Katewara village show anger towards the MCD authorities and said that they will not cast their voters till their voices are heard. 

15:13 PM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: 30% voter turnout till 2 PM

The national capital sees weak voter turnout as only 30 of voters have cast their votes in the ongoing MCD elections till 2 PM

14:31 PM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: Delhi State Elections Commission establishes 68 model booths

14:27 PM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: AAP vs BJP vs Congress

While the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party is looking to wrest power from the BJP, the saffron party is eying its fourth consecutive term at the civic body. The Congress, which has suffered a back-to-back drubbing in the national capital since 2015 in parliamentary, assembly and municipal corporations polls, is looking to redeem itself with a notable performance this time.

14:05 PM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: Polling Underway

The voting for Delhi civic body elections began at 8 am today at over 13600 booths across the national capital, the union territory recorded 18% voter turnout till 12 pm and the polling will continue till 5 pm. Over 1.45 crore voters will decide the fate of more that 1300 candidates for 250 wards of Delhi municipal corporation.

13:08 PM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: Manoj Tiwari casts his vote

Manoj Tiwri cast his vote at a polling booth in Yamuna Vihar and claimed that names of 450 voters were deleted from the list because they supported BJP.

13:01 PM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022:  18% voter turnout till 12 pm

Delhi recorded 18% voter turnout till 12 pm for civic body polls, the State Election Commission stated.

12:34 PM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: 18% voting recorded till 12 pm: State Election Commission

Delhi records 18% voting till 12 pm: State Election Commission

12:02 PM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: Union Minister Meenakashi Lekhi cast her vote

Union Minister cast her vote for Delhi MCD Elections 2022 at a polling booth in South Extension Part 2. 

11:32 AM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: Union Min HS Puri casts his vote

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri cast his franchise for Delhi Municipal Corporation Elections and said the polls are a wake-up call for Delhi.

11:10 AM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: 9% of voters turnout recorded till 10:30 am

Delhi recorded 9% of voters turnout till 10:30 am, said the State Election Commission

11:00 AM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: Shahdara records over 5% voter turnout 

The polling percentage of Shahdara district reached 5.15%, out of a total 967953, 49873 have reached to cast their votes.
 

10:55 AM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: 106-year-old casts her vote

10:24 AM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: Voters cast franchise amid high security

Delhi police has deployed 40,000 security personnel at every nook and corner of the national capital to ensure a hassle-free civic election.

10:15 AM

MCD Elections 2022: Voting for Delhi civic body underway

Nearly 1.5 crore voters will cast franchise for Delhi municipal corporation election which is being held at 13,638 polling stations across the national capital. High-stake MCD elections are conducted for 250-wards and the counting of votes will be held on December 7.  

09:53 AM

Delhi MCD Elections: Polling underway

The voting for the high-stakes MCD elections with 250-wards is underway at 13,638 polling stations set up byDelhi State Election Commission for the civic body polls in the national capital and the counting of votes will be held on December 7.  

09:44 AM

MCD Elections 2022: Delhi Congress president Anil Chaudhary arrives at polling booth in Dallupura

Delhi Congress president Anil Chaudhary who arrived at a polling booth in Dallupura said that his name was neither on the voter list nor in the deleted list however his wife cast her voter for Delhi MCD elections.

09:35 AM

MCD Elections 2022: Dry days in Delhi 

The city Excise Department announced the ban on alcohol sales for three days in the national capital starting for the Delhi municipal corporation election. The three-day ban will came to force on Friday (December 2) evening and will continue until the completion of voting. When the votes will be counted on December 7, liquor sales will again be prohibited.

09:30 AM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022

Former Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan cast his vote at a polling booth in Krishna Nagar and said Delhi will see a good voter turnout.

09:17 AM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: Congress leader Alka Lamba casts her voter

Casting her voter at a polling booth in Raghubir Nagar, Congress leader Alka Lamba appealed to voters to cast their franchise. "People should vote for change," she said.

09:07 AM

Delhi MCD Election 2022: BJP's promises for polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party has promised to regularise weekly markets of eight lakh street vendors of the national capital if BJP returns to power after the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections scheduled for Sunday.

Earlier, BJP`s National Spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said, "Taking cognizance of the demand of eight lakh street vendors of Delhi that their weekly markets be regularized, BJP has determinedly decided to regularize them.

 

09:04 AM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: BJP MP Parvesh Verma casts vote

BJP MP Parvesh Verma and his wife cast their votes for Delhi municipal corporation election 2022 in Matiala Village where he claimed that the saffron party will get around 210 seats out of 250.

09:01 AM

Delhi Municipal Corporation Election 2022: AAP, BJP fight for all seats

Over 1,300 candidates from different political parties are in the contest for the Civic body polls in Delhi. The AAP and BJP are fighting on all seats. The Congress has fielded candidates on 247 seats as nominations of three of its candidates were rejected over technical issues.
 

08:35 AM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: Manish Sisodia trashes BJP 

Delhi DyCM Manish Sisodia on MCD Election day thrashed BJP and said the party has done nothing  for Delhi in 15 years. "It has failed miserably to work for people," he added.

08:19 AM

MCD Elections 2022: Congress leader Ajay Maken casts vote

Congress leader Ajay Maken cast his vote at a polling booth in Rajouri Garden and said people should vote for the candidates who will be available for them after the polls.

08:17 AM

MCD Elections 2022: Delhi people queue up to cast vote

08:16 AM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: Ajay Maken at polling booth

Congress leader Ajay Maken arrives at a polling booth in Rajouri Garden to cast his vote for.

08:04 AM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: Polling begins

Voting for 250 wards of Delhi Municipal Corporation began at 8 am today at 13,638 polling across national capital. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urged voters to cast their franchise "to form an honest and working government in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi."

07:28 AM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: Pink Polling Stations

Delhi State commission has set up 13,638 polling stations of which 68 are pink polling stations that are managed by all-woman staff. The commission has also set up 68 model polling booths to provide unique arrangements for women, elderlies and persons with disabilities, among other people to encourage voters` participation

07:13 AM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022: Over 1.45 crore voters to decide fate of 1349 candidates

Delhi will vote in civic polls today, December 4, 2022 to decide the fate 1349 candidates. Over 1.45 crore electors will cast their votes for 250 wards in the civic body. Of these 1,45,05,322 voters, the number of people above 100 years of age is 229, while there are 2,04,301 voters between 80 years and 100 years.

07:08 AM

Delhi MCD Elections 2022 Today

The polling for the Delhi Municipal Corporation will begin at 8 am today, December 4, 2022 at 13638. 
The total number of voters for the MCD elections is 1,45,05,322 of which 78,93,403 are male and 66,10,858 are female and 1061 are other voters. 

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