NEW DELHI: In its maiden Municipal election, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won five out of 13 wards of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). Many term its success, a dent to the BJP’s decade-old hold over the civic authority. The Congress managed to regain its position and vote share by winning four seats, while one was won by a party rebel who later returned to the fold.
Almost after one and half years after the AAP registered a landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly polls, its to anti-corruption stance appears to have made a mark on the voters.
In a setback, the BJP was reduced to three seats from the eight it had held out of the 13. Congress obviously made a comeback of sorts after its disastrous showing in the assembly polls.
As per the State Election Commission a total of 45.9 per cent of the 6, 68,870 eligible voters exercised their franchise in the civic polls. Out of this AAP got 29.93 per cent of vote share, BJP 34.11 and INC managed 24.87 per cent of vote share. While, the numbers indicate party positions, it’s the vote share that is the key. The major gainer has been the Congress whose vote share jumped from 9.7 per cent to 24 per cent. AAP’s vote share dropped from around 54.2 per cent in the assembly elections. BJP drew solace from the fact that its vote share saw an increase of two per cent.