MCD Election Results 2017: BJP Set For Huge Win In Delhi, AAP In Third Spot
MCD Election Results 2017: BJP Set For Huge Win In Delhi, AAP In Third Spot BJP flags/Getty Images

Counting of votes for the Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) elections is underway. Results announced by Election Commission indicate that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in 181 wards and is set to rule for five more years.

While the Congress is leading in 41 wards, Aam Aadmi Party has slipped to the third spot and is leading only in 37.

Votes for the elections are being counted at 35 centers across the city. Of these, 16 are in North Delhi, 13 in the South, and six in East Delhi. As many as 90,000 security personnel have been deployed at the counting centres.

Voting to pick three new municipal corporations in Delhi took place on Sunday, in which 54 percent of the 1.32 crore electorates exercised their franchise till 5.30 pm when polling ended in 270 out of the 272 wards of the three municipal corporations.

After losing in this month's assembly by-polls and the February elections in Punjab and Goa, these municipal polls are an acid test for Arvind Kejriwal.

With inputs from ANI

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