MCD Exit Polls 2022 highlights: AAP's maiden win predicted in Delhi civic polls

Updated on Dec 06, 2022 02:05 AM IST

The counting for the MCD election 2022 will be conducted on Wednesday but a post-poll or exit poll survey will present a picture on Delhi's choice for its civic body for the next five years. 

MCD exit polls 2022 LIVE: Who will rule the Delhi civic body for next 5 years?
MCD exit polls 2022 LIVE: Who will rule the Delhi civic body for next 5 years?(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

The high-stakes battle for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) 2022 for a total of 250 wards was held on Sunday and it recorded around 50 per cent voter turnout. The election is seen more as a two-way contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) even as the Congress is also eyeing a revival. The BJP has been ruling the civic body since 2007 and it is a first major election in Delhi after a few crucial events including 2020 Delhi riots and the pandemic.

Both the BJP and the AAP have been seeking votes based on the popularity of their top leaders - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The MCD election is taking place around the same time as the assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh and the BJP is an incumbent in all three.

The counting for the MCD election 2022 will be conducted on Wednesday but a post-poll or exit poll survey will present a picture on Delhi's choice for its civic body for the next five years. The exit polls are likely to start from 6 pm on Monday.

(Health Warning: Exit polls often get it wrong)

Follow all the updates here:

  • Dec 05, 2022 08:17 PM IST

    BJP set to win northeast Delhi, says India Today exit poll

    The India Today exit poll predicted that the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP will bag 17 out of 41 seats in northeast Delhi and BJP will get 21. 

  • Dec 05, 2022 07:16 PM IST

    BJP projected to lose, says Jan Ki Baat-India News exit poll

    Seat share predicted by Jan Ki Baat-India News exit poll:

    AAP- 150-175

    BJP- 92-70

    Congress- 7-4

    Others- 1

  • Dec 05, 2022 06:26 PM IST

    Seat share as projected by Times Now-Navbharat ETG exit poll


    BJP - 84-94 seats

    AAP - 146-156 seats

    Congress - 6-10 seats

    Others - 0-4 seats

  • Dec 05, 2022 06:22 PM IST

    What India Today Axis My India poll says?


    Arvind Kejriwal's AAP is set to win somewhere between 149 and 171 seats in the MCD polls, the India Today Axis My India exit poll predicts. The BJP has been reduced to the second spot, as per the prediction, with 69-91 seats. This is the first civic polls in the national capital after civic bodies were merged.

  • Dec 05, 2022 06:11 PM IST

    Jahangirpuri residents vote for cleanliness, peace 

    Residents of violence-hit Jahangirpui  have cast their votes for communal harmony, peace and cleanliness in the MCD polls. The voters want the upcoming MCD regime focus on their primary concern – peace and communal harmony. 

  • Dec 05, 2022 05:58 PM IST

    Residents at Bawana's Katewara village  boycot election

    Residents at Bawana's Katewara booth boycotted MCD election due to negligence from the civic body. Many complained about road left broken, drains clogged and schools in a dilapidated situation, as reported by PTI. 

  • Dec 05, 2022 05:50 PM IST

    Voters in Fatehpuri booth greeted  with flowers

    Voters were greeted with flowers at a polling Chandni Chowk's Fatehpuri as they arrived at the booth on Sunday, PTI reported.


    Police personnel stationed at the booth haded over rose and marigold flowers to voters as they arrived to vote at 8 am. 

  • Dec 05, 2022 05:12 PM IST

    Several voters complained about not having their names on the electoral list, some directed to different booths

  • Dec 05, 2022 05:12 PM IST

    Garbage collection, landfill among big issues for this year's MCD polls 2022

  • Dec 05, 2022 05:07 PM IST

    Around 50.47% voters' turnout recorded post poll, exit polls to begin shortly


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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal yet again backed Rahul Gandhi on Friday after the Congress MP was disqualified as a Lok Sabha MP after a Surat court handed a suspended two-year jail in a defamation case on Thursday.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi(File photo)
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Published on Mar 24, 2023 12:28 AM IST

In its plea, DMRC has said that the attachment of its statutory expenses will result in immediate stoppage of the entire metro network in the national capital region and cause inconvenience to more than 50 lakh commuters.

DMRC, a 50:50 joint venture between the Government of India (GOI) and the Delhi government; terminated its contract with DAMEPL to operate the 22.7km Airport Metro Express line in October 2012. (HT Photo)

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Nearly 20% of the complaints were about plastic cutlery. (File)

Even British didn’t jail over posters: Delhi CM Kejriwal

Updated on Mar 24, 2023 03:28 AM IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit back at Kejriwal with party spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor saying that the statements are unbecoming of the constitutional post Kejriwal holds.

A public meeting organised by the Aam Aadmi Party at Jantar Mantar on Thursday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
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Five arrested in Delhi for smuggling Bengal tiger skins

Published on Mar 24, 2023 12:26 AM IST

Special commissioner of police (crime) Ravindra Singh Yadav said police had received information about a Bengal tiger skin smuggling racket active in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR)

The interstate unit was assigned to gather information and conduct raids. (Representational Image)

As Delhi high court defers hearing, MCD Budget clearance in doubt

Updated on Mar 24, 2023 04:55 AM IST

The elected House of the councillors could not hold a fresh meeting until April 24, since the high court was yet to decide a challenge to the elections to the powerful Standing Committee

A senior municipal corporation official said that the civic body has written to the Delhi government on Thursday seeking a special permission to hold the Budget session before March 31, 2023. (HT Archive)

Delhi LG inspects landfill sites, reviews progress of disposal work

Updated on Mar 24, 2023 03:12 AM IST

VK Saxena, according to the statement, said sufficient infrastructure and arrangements with central government agencies as well as industries have been put in place to ensure a disposal rate of about 1 million tonne per month

LG VK Saxena. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Delhi: Man kills wife in Karawal Nagar, dies by suicide

Published on Mar 24, 2023 12:21 AM IST

According to police, the couple had been married for nine years and had two children — a seven-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy.

Police the 26-year-old victim was jailed in Visakhapatnam in 2021 for peddling marijuana. There, she befriended a 25-year-old woman with whom she entered into a romantic relationship, the police said. (HT Photo)

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BJP MLA Vijender Gupta. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

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Updated on Mar 24, 2023 03:31 AM IST

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On January 14, 2014, the Danish woman was gang-raped at knifepoint near the New Delhi railway station by a group of men when she lost her way to her hotel on the last day of her trip to India. (HT Photo)

Delhi riots: Court frames charges against former AAP MLA Tahir Hussain

Updated on Mar 24, 2023 01:48 AM IST

In February 2020, police had registered an FIR based on the complaint of Intelligence Bureau officer Ankit Sharma’s father, who said his son went missing on February 25.

Tahir Hussain. (PTI)

Delhi girl raped: Security lapses in civic schools were flagged in 2019

Updated on Mar 24, 2023 01:54 AM IST

Four years on, the now unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is yet to address this concern, and has in the past cited a lack of funds or unavailability of sanctioned posts for guards as the reason behind the lack of security measures at their schools

This lacklustre approach to school security was brought into sharp focus on Thursday, when Delhi Police announced that it had arrested a peon for the rape of a 10-year-old girl in east Delhi’s Gharoli. (Representative image)

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Updated on Mar 24, 2023 11:42 AM IST

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Delhi finance minister Kailash Gahlot. (ANI)
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Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar (PTI)
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