Cong, BJP confident of victory in MCD polls
New Delhi: Congress and BJP today exuded confidence that they will romp home with flying colours in the polls to all the three civic bodies in the Capital formed from the existing Municipal Corporation of Delhi. Delhi Congress chief J P Agarwal said he was "100 per cent confident" about his party`s victory while his BJP counterpart Vijender Gupta was "certain" that his camp is going to win all the three Corporations.
"People voted in large numbers. I am hundred per cent sure, we will win," Agarwal said. Gupta said, "we are certainly going to win MCD elections. Indications are that the people are in mood of teaching Congress a lesson. This is a vote against the culture of corruption and price spiral of the Congress."
He said the party is expecting victory in all the three corporations. 2,423 candidates have contested for 272 wards in the three civic bodies — East, South and North. Counting of votes will take place on Tuesday. There are 104 each wards in South and North Corporations and 64 in the East, of which 138 seats are reserved for women.
South has the highest number of 904 candidates followed by North (885) and East (634). Ruling BJP, which has 164 councillors in the undivided MCD against Congress` 67 and BSP`s 17, had raised alleged corruption by Sheila Dikshit government during campaigning while Congress targeted the saffron party for its "inefficient and corrupt" administration in MCD.