In a tightly fought election, the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Chhatarpur, Anita Tanwar, defeated her nearest Aam Aadmi Party rival Pinki Tyagi by the thinnest of margins – two votes.
While Tanwar managed to get 8,415 of the total votes polled in the ward, Tyagi got 8,413.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday retained Delhi’s three civic bodies for the third time in a row, dealing a body blow to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which blamed Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for its poor show in the municipal elections.
According to the Delhi election office, the BJP had won 174 wards, AAP 44, Congress 27 wards so far. The BSP won two wards in the east municipal corporation, the INLD bagged one seat and one ward went to an Independent candidate.
In the north body, the BJP won 62 wards, AAP 18 and Congress 13. In the south MCD, the BJP won 66, AAP 16 and 11 went to the Congress. In the east Delhi municipal body, 46 went to BJP, 10 to AAP and three to the Congress.
Voting for 270 of the total 272 wards of the three municipal corporations saw around 54% voting on Sunday. Election was countermanded in two wards following the death of candidates.