Published On: Wed, Apr 26th, 2017

BJP sweeps MCD polls; 92 Congress, 40 AAP candidates lose security deposit

New Delhi: At least 70 per cent of the 2,516 candidates in fray for the Delhi Municipal Elections, including 40 of the AAP and 92 of the Congress, lost their security deposit.

About 40 AAP candidates lost deposit, while 92 of the Congress met the same fate

Talking to media persons here, Delhi state election commissioner said, “as many as 1,790 candidates lost their deposit. In the 2012 municipal polls, 1,782 out of the 2,423 candidates in the fray had forfeited their deposit.”

Registering a resounding victory, the BJP, scored a hat-trick in the municipal polls. Only five of its candidates lost their deposit, said election official.

According to the Commission, about 40 AAP candidates lost deposit, while 92 of the Congress met the same fate.

“192 of the BSP and 94 of the JD(U), 55 of the 56 Shiv Sena candidates forfeited their deposit,” he said.

He said that in 2012, 203 candidates of the BSP, 18 of the BJP, and 26 of the Congress, had to forfeit security.

As per the finally tally of teh results, the BJP won 181 out of 270 wards for which the elections were held on April 23.

The corporation-wise tally of the BJP is: SDMC – 70, North Delhi – 64 and EDMC – 47 as against the AAP’s tally of 16, 21 and 11 respectively. The Congress finished the poor third with victory in 12, 15 and 3 wards respectively.

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