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MCD election: Bypoll next month in two wards after death of candidates

MCD polls: Delhi is voting in MCD election on Sunday. However, two of the 272 wards will have bypolls on May 14 and 21.

MCD Elections 2017 Updated: Apr 23, 2017 10:40 IST
Vibha Sharma
Vibha Sharma
Hindustan Times
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Around 1.3 crore people are expected to cast their votes in MCD election on Sunday. (Mohd Zakir)

Even as the municipal election begins in Delhi, there will be no voting in two wards on Sunday due to death of two candidates. Delhi State Election Commission has announced bypolls in Maujpur in east Delhi on May 14 and Sarai Pipal Thala in north Delhi on May 21.

Delhi is voting to elect councillors in 272 wards of three municipal corporations. Samajwadi Party candidate Dinesh from Sarai Pipal Thala passed away on Thursday after which voting in the ward had been put off.

“The bypoll in Maujpur ward will be held on May 14,” confirmed a senior official. Naseema, another Samajwadi Party candidate, died last week. The voting results for these Maujpur and Sarai Pipal Than are likely on May 16 and 23 respectively.

Polls are going on in full swing in the rest 270 wards. Around 1.3 crore people are expected to cast their votes on Sunday. Results to these wards will be declared on April 26.

The state election commission is expecting a turnout of nearly 70% this time much higher than the turnout of 54% in 2012 – which was the highest in almost 15 years.

First Published: Apr 23, 2017 10:31 IST