BJP leads in early trends in Delhi civic polls

By: admin
Updated: 17 Apr 2012 12:02 AM

New Delhi: The
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was ahead of the Congress in early trends as
counting began Tuesday morning for elections to the recently trifurcated
Municipal Corporation of Delhi. The incumbent BJP led with 54 seats in 102
wards and the Congress trailed with 32 seats, according to early trends
available at 10 a.m.

The BJP was leading with a steep margin of
27 seats in north Delhi, while the Congress showed nine seats in early
trends. In south Delhi, both the parties were neck-and-neck with 20 and 19
seats respectively. In east Delhi, BJP led with seven seats, while the
Congress followed with four seats.

Independent candidates were
leading in six seats. The Delhi State Election Commission has set up
counting centres at 32 places across the city for counting of votes in
elections that saw around 55 percent voting Sunday. The elections will
decide the fate of 2,423 candidates for the three new agencies - north
Delhi, east Delhi and south Delhi.

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