2017 MCD elections were held on MCD ward seats in the month of April, and BJP emerged out as a clear winner. Inspite of the challenge posed by AAP and Congress, BJP didn't had any trouble in continuing its term as ruling party, for another 5 years. The results were unexpected for many, but considering the performance of the party in recent years, it looks very predictable. Bhartiya Janata Party declared that they will not contest any ruling candidate this time, and yet they won a whopping number of 181 seats. INC got 30 seats and Arvind Kejriwal led AAP won 48 seats. Others managed to win 11 seats. We have shared complete list of winning candidates here.
Delhi MCD is serving more than 11 million people of the capital city of India. There are 11 districts in Delhi and MCD governs 8 district of city, other three districts are managed by NDMC and Delhi Cantonment Board. Delhi MCD Election 2017 were held on 23 April 2017. MCD elections 2017 date was announced on 14 March 2017. In 2012 too, elections were conducted in April, and results were declared two days after voting completion. In 2012, voting date was 15th April and 2012 MCD election results were declared on 17 April. Similar to last year, 2017 MCD elections were again conducted in April month only. Currently BJP is ruling the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. Bhartiya Janta Party got the majority in 2012 MCD elections as well.
MCD Election 2017 Date
Delhi state election commission had announced the MCD election date on 14 March 2017 at 5 PM. EVM machines were used during the Delhi Nagar Nigam elections, date of polling was 23 April 2017 (Saturday). MCD results 2017 were announced on 26 April 2017. Both dates were postponed by a day due to board exams. Party wise and ward wise result of Dilli Nagar Nigam/ Nagar Palika were shared here on 26 April, Results and trends of MCD elections started from the morning on result day.
There are 272 wards in MCD and in 2012 MCD were divided into three parts South Delhi MCD, North Delhi MCD and East Delhi MCD. South and North part have 104 seats each and East Delhi part have only 64 seats. In MCD elections 2012, BJP won the North Delhi MCD and East Delhi MCD easily by securing more than 50% of seats. In South Delhi, they had to take the support of independent candidates for majority. Currently BJP is ruling in Delhi MCD for more than 14 years. They won the last three elections of Municipal Corporation easily. In 2012 MCD elections, BJP won 144 seats out of 272 seats of Municipal corporation. for more details Check: MCD Elections 2012 Results.
MCD Bye Polls 2016
Party Wise Results
MCD By elections on 13 seats were held in the month of May and result was declared on 16 May 2016. As per the MCD election 2016 results, first time contesting party AAP won 5 seats, Congress won 4 seats, BJP won 3 seats and Independent candidate has won 1 seat. Congress had only won 4 seats in Delhi, however, it gave very moralising boost to the party after the clean sweep of the INC in assembly elections. After the charismatic performance of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi Assembly elections 2015, everyone is hoping that MCD election 2017 will be tough for BJP and INC and interesting for Delhi voters. During MCD elections 2016 whole country was eyeing on the results of by polls to see the performance of AAP in 2016 elections.
We are hoping that during Delhi MCD election 2017, we would be the witness of a political fight between AAP, BJP and INC.