After the BMC polls last month and the recently concluded elections in five states, the heat is on for the upcoming MCD elections. The polls, which are all scheduled on April 22, hold great importance for AAP, BJP and Congress.
Well, BJP has been ruling MCD since 2007, and are trying everything they can to retain their position. Meanwhile, AAP, after losing its credibility as Delhi government, is leaving no stones unturned to get maximum number of seats too.
Congress, on the other hand, is confident of making a mark in the MCD polls as they claim that AAP and BJP have lost people’s trust and that they will vote for a change.
While it’s over a month as Delhi go to polls, here are some things about the MCD polls that you should know –
- While the elections will take place on April 22, the votes will be counted on April 25. April 3 will be the last date for filing nominations and their scrutiny will take place on April 5. And the state election commission said that the last day of withdrawal of nomination will be April 8.
- The NDMC and SDMC have 104 seats each while the EDMC has 64.
- Number of seats reserved for women in NDMC is 43 while it is 45 in SDMC. And EDMC has 27 seats reserved for women.
- According to the state commission, 17,000 personnel will be deployed – 5074 in SDMC, 5170 in NDMC and 2990 in EDMC.
- The state commission has ruled out the use of loudspeakers between 10pm to 6am during poll campaigning.
- AAP is entering the polls in a full-fledged manner for the first time even though they contested in the MCD by-polls last year where they won 5 out of the 13 seats contested.
- Another first timers are Swaraj India’s Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, who were expelled from AAP.
- NOTA (None of the Above) is the option in the MCD elections for the very first time.
- AAP has released a list of 248 candidates while Swaraj India has put out a list of 109 candidates. Congress and BJP are yet to announce the candidates.