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Delhi MCD Election 2017

Delhi MCD Polls 2017 Main Issues

The upcoming Delhi MCD election on 23 April 2017 promises to be one of the most keenly contested and closely watched political events of the month. With 272 seats up for grabs, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Indian National Congress (INC), the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and the newly formed Swaraj India will be locked in a tight contest. The National Capital Territory of Delhi is spread over an area of 1,484 square kilometres [...]

Delhi MCD Polls 2017

No one remembers municipal polls in Delhi witnessing such high-voltage campaigning. These polls used to be the off-the-block kinds, where mainstream political parties hardly invested so much money, energy and enthusiasm as they are doing now to win municipal wards. Buoyed by its performance in assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa, the BJP is sparing no effort to have the same kind of performance in Delhi municipal polls also. To regain control [...]

Arun Jaitley Defamation case

The Delhi MCD elections are slated to be held on April 23, 2017. The Indian National Congress (INC), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are locked in a close contest, on all 272 seats. With an important political battle looming ahead, things look rather gloomy for the AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Following a media exposé that Kejriwal was attempting to use public funds to foot his legal [...]

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Contesting on all 272 seats, spread over three municipal bodies of the national capital, the Congress is trying to field for those who have a chance to win. The party has adopted a sharp and a different strategy in contrast to the BJP, which has decided to field entirely new faces for the elections. The Congress has chosen to re-nominate all 83 councilors, besides giving tickets to winnable candidates. A three-member screening committee that included [...]

Yogendra Yadav: Swaraj India

  In a normal situation, municipal or local body elections don’t excite public, or for that matter, catch the media attention. But when Delhi goes to witness its municipal elections (April 23), all national mainstream or sidestream news/blog outlets are busy reporting each and every activity of political parties and their representatives, as if they were parliamentary or assembly elections. Primarily, there are two key reasons for generating public and media interests in the municipal [...]

Delhi MCD Election 2017

Even though it is municipal elections in Delhi, all eyes are focused on the performance of Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). After its poor performance in Goa and Punjab assembly elections, a further defeat in the civic elections would hit the morale of the party’s rank and file and may also write off its chance to become a political force of any significance. To be held on April 23, 2017, municipal elections for 272 [...]

Delhi MCD Elections-2017

The elections to the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) will be held on April 22, 2017, as per an announcement made by the Election Commission. The filing of nominations will begin on March 27, while the counting of votes will take place on April 25. Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used in the MCD polls. New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) account for 104 seats each, while East [...]