MCD POLLS

  • 'Price rise, dissidence responsible for MCD poll defeat' April 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Price rise, dissidence, lack of intensity in campaigning and failure to highlight "misdeeds" of BJPruled MCD were on Saturday identified by majority of Congress MLAs as reasons for the party's drubbing in municipal polls. At a meeting convened by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to analyse the poll outcome,...
  • Cong trying backdoor entry in S Delhi civic body: BJP April 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP on Wednesday alleged that the Congress was trying to "grab power" in South Delhi Municipal Corporation through backdoor and accused it of nursing "evil intentions". Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta lashed out at Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and DPCC chief JP Aggarwal for their "confusing and contradictory"...
  • Delhi CM uses sarcasm to downplay BJP's MCD win April 20, 2012

    New Delhi: After the Congress' rout in MCD elections, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday used sarcasm to downplay BJP's victory and accused it of creating a "tragic situation" by bringing top leaders like Nitin Gadkari to campaign for the local polls. "It was an MCD election in which the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 18, 2012

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  • MCD results not a referendum on me: Dikshit April 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has taken the full responsibility for the defeat of the Congress party in the Delhi civic polls, but has maintained that the result is not a referendum on her. Speaking exclusively to CNNIBN's Bhupendra Chaubey, the Delhi Chief Minister refused to accept that the...
  • Sheila Dikshit downplays MCD poll loss April 18, 2012

    New Delhi: As Congress received a drubbing in the Delhi municipal polls, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday sought to downplay the party's poor showing saying it was civic elections and could not be compared with anything else. In her first comments after the party lost to BJP in all the...
  • Independents to be kingmaker in South Delhi civic body April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Four regional parties, RLD, NCP, JD(U) and Samajwadi Party, have made their mark in Delhi municipal polls by opening their accounts though BSP suffered a setback as its tally went down. The list of successful independent candidates was big as 24 of them won as against 2007's figure of...
  • Accept MCD poll results with 'good grace': PM April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the Delhi civic poll results in which the Congress suffered defeat should be accepted with "good grace". "These are local elections, local issues. People who work for the people, these are qualities that count. In every election, there is a winner and...
  • 'Disconnect between Cong, people led to defeat' April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Sandeep Dikshit, Congress MP and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's son, on Tuesday attributed his party's defeat in Delhi civic polls to a disconnect between the party and the people and the BJP's success in taking advantage of scams like 2G spectrum and price rise. He also said an environment...
  • How will Delhi civic polls affect national politics? April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Another election, another defeat for the Congress! The only silver lining for the party, well it couldn't get worse. The grand old party, which has been in power in Delhi since 1998, would be hoping that Delhiites have given vent to their anger at the MCD level. Good,...
  • After MCD, we will win assembly polls too: Venkaiah Naidu April 17, 2012

    The BJP has surged ahead in all the three municipal corporations of Delhi. ...
  • Congress chapter in Delhi is over: BJP on MCD results April 17, 2012

    BJP leader Vijender Gupta said that it's a clear referendum against the Congress, price rise and corruption. ...
  • AntiCongress wave has helped us in MCD polls: BJP April 17, 2012

    The BJP said that the stage was set for assembly elections as people want to throw out the Congress government. ...
  • Delhi polls: BJP close to victory, targets Sheila April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to the Congress and the Sheila Dikshit government in the capital, the BJP has surged ahead in all the three municipal corporations of Delhi. The BJP would secure majority in East and North Delhi, and emerge as the single largest party in South Delhi...
  • Delhi civic polls: BJP moves towards victory April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are locked in a bitter fight to control the three civic bodies in the national capital. The BJP is leading in all the three civic bodies South Delhi, North Delhi and East Delhi. The BJP has established a huge...
  • Delhi civic polls: Counting of votes begins April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The MCD polls are being seen as an acid test for Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Delhi will soon know who will rule its three newly created municipal corporations. Counting of votes began on Tuesday and the exercise is being watched by the Congress and BJP with bated...
  • Delhi polls: mini national battle between Cong, BJP April 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi voted for the first time for the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections on Sunday that saw the archrivals the Congress and the BJP in another pitched electoral battle to control the prestigious civic body. BJP, which won the polls in 2007 with 164 seats in the...
  • Delhi youth ask for right to not vote April 15, 2012

    New Delhi: As Delhi voted Sunday for its trifurcated municipal corporation, a 19yearold boy reached the Delhi Election Commission to demand his right for not voting. Akshay Malhotra, 19, who is from Karampura area of west Delhi, reached Delhi Election Commission Sunday morning to complain that he was not allowed to...
  • Delhi votes to elect new civic bodies April 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Moderate polling was witnessed in the Delhi municipal elections, the first for the trifurcated civic body, on Sunday with 5558 per cent of the 1.15 crore electorate exercising its franchise till late afternoon. The counting of votes will take place on Tuesday. There were no reports of violence during...
  • MCD polls: Parties promising more parking lots April 15, 2012

    In this MCD election, parties are promising underground and multilevel parking lots to woo voters. ...
  • MCD Polls Not Referendum on Delhi Govt: Dikshit April 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Playing it safe, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday said the election to the trifurcated municipal corporations on Sunday will not be a "referendum" on her government as it is being fought on local issues. She, however, exuded confidence on winning the polls saying people of the city are...
  • MCD Polls: Safety of buildings remains a concern April 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi has been feeling the effects of several minor earthquakes in the past few months. In such a situation, an important election issue is building safety and illegal construction. But as CNNIBN found out, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) may not be doing much to address the...
  • MCD polls: Shiv Sena candidate stabbed in Rohini April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: One more candidate contesting the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections has been allegedly stabbed. A Shiv Sena candidate, Sunil Kumar, claimed on Thursday that he was attacked by four people who stabbed him. Sunil Kumar, who is contesting from ward number 21 in the Rohini area of Delhi, said...
  • MCD polls: Delhi's traffic an election issue April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: With 6.5 million vehicles in the capital and more adding up daily, Delhis traffic woes are growing and 255 parking lots are just not enough. Politicians have made it an election issue for the coming municipal corporation polls. While BJP leader Vijendra Gupta says that they will build 100...
  • 1600 Illegal colonies an MCD election issue April 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Regularisation and development work in the unauthorised colonies of Delhi is a contentious issue on which political parties fight their localbody elections. As Delhi aspires to be a worldclass city, its underbelly, the 1,600 unauthorised colonies showcase a civic mess. Pul Pehladpur is one of the designated unauthorised...
  • MCD polls: BJP worker 'stabbed' to death April 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker Jaiprakash was allegedly stabbed to death late on Tuesday night in Delhi's Sangam Park. Preliminary reports suggested that the incident took place after an alleged fight between Jaiprakash and BJP councillor in MCD Madhav Prasad. Police say the 'murdered' BJP worker Jaiprakash was upset...
  • MCD polls: Delhi's overflowing garbage problem April 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi wakes up to over 7,000 tonnes of solid waste everyday. Overflowing garbage dumps are a common sight across the city. In the run up to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, this waste is a significance issue for the average Delhi voter. But some like Anjali...
  • MCD polls: Candidates reach out on social networks April 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Times have changed and so has political campaigning. In order to reach out to the younger generation, candidates in upcoming municipal polls in the capital are using Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and other social networking sites to communicate with voters. Gone are the days of loudspeakers and posters. The Election...
  • Landlord shoots at wife, son of MCD poll nominee April 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The wife and son of an independent candidate contesting the April 15 Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections were allegedly shot at and injured in Delhi on Wednesday by their landlord over payment of a power bill, police said. The landlord has been arrested. The wife and son of...
  • Delhi EC allows eunuchs to contest MCD polls March 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi's state Election Commission on Thursday decided to allow eunuchs to fight the next month's civic polls as per their status enrolled in the voters' list. The Commission came out with an order, stating that eunuchs, whose sex in the voters' list have been mentioned as "other" will be...