Around 1.5 crore electorates will cast their mandate across 250 wards, for the Municipal Corp[oration of Delhi (MCD) elections taking place on Sunday today. The voting percentage till 12 noon which is 18 per cent shows very poor voting in the city. Though, there is still enough time for people to come out of their houses and cast their votes. Many are expected to turn out in the afternoon being a Sunday. Voting began at 8 am and polling station gates will be shut at 5.30 pm.
There are 1,349 candidates in the fray and over 1.45 crore electors are eligible to exercise their franchise in the elections to the 250 wards of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), the results of which may have ramifications beyond the national capital.
The main fight is between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Congress. On the side lines of the MCD polls, all the parties were seen engaging in the allegation and counter allegation syndrome. However, AAP seems to be over confidant in saying that it will win the MCD and oust the BJP as people in the city are with them and are not happy with the Saffron.