The results of the by-elections of five wards of Delhi MCD will come tomorrow. MCD elections are to be held next year in the capital Delhi, so these by-elections happening in five wards are being seen as the semi-finals of next year’s MCD elections. A total of 26 candidates are trying their luck in the polling held on February 28 at 327 polling stations. Of the by-elections in 5 seats of MCD, 3 seats are from East Delhi Municipal Corporation and 2 seats are from North Delhi Municipal Corporation.
Why the by-elections were held
During the Delhi Assembly elections last year, 3 AAP councilors contested and won the assembly elections, besides an independent councilor contested the assembly elections on Aam Aadmi Party ticket and became an MLA. After this, the seats of 4 wards became vacant. At the same time, this seat was vacant after the death of BJP councilor Renu Jaju of Shalimar Bagh ward.
These by-elections are being seen as the semi-finals of the Delhi MCD elections to be held next year. The three main parties Aam Aadmi Party, BJP and Congress showed considerable power during the election campaign. Aam Aadmi Party convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal himself was seen doing road shows for his candidates. In such a situation, the challenge before the Aam Aadmi Party will be to win the four wards again, as well as grab the BJP’s ward.