BJP schedules meeting with winning MCD council members


The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called a meeting of its key office bearers on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the BJP headquarters, according to BJP sources.

The MCD election-winning party councillors have scheduled another meeting. In the civic body elections for the national capital, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party, ending its 15-year rule, by winning 134 of the 250 wards. Congress lost nine wards, and the BJP won 104, meaning that its support base in Delhi is continuing to dwindle.

Both the BJP and the AAP made loud claims about winning the election during the intense campaigning in MCD, but it all came down to December 7, when the results were made public.

On December 4, elections were held in 250 wards of the nation’s capital, with a turnout of about 50% and 1,349 candidates running for office. The low voter turnout, however, did not prove to be a pro-incumbency sign.

In the most recent polling, it was not predicted (in the exit polls) that Congress would be a significant challenger because it is primarily focused on the success of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.