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MCD by-poll results: AAP wins 5 seats, Congress 4, BJP 3 and Independent 1
AAP has won 5 seats, Congress 4, BJP 3 and Independent 1 in Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) by-polls. After sweeping the MCD by-elections the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to express his thanks to the people of Delhi for reaffirming faith in his government.

The Congress, which has won 4 seats in the by-election too has thanked people for their support. The Delhi Congress chief, Ajay Maken, said, "We are grateful to people for supporting us. It's a great win as these wards weren't traditionally ours."

The Bharitya Janata Party (BJP), which managed to win only 3 seats, called the results as drastic loss to the ruling AAP government. Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly and BJ MLA, Vijender Gupta claimed that AAP has lost its aura.

In the by-polls though BJP managed to win only 3 seats but it got highest vote share i.e.e 34 per cent. AAP got 29 per cent and Congress got 24 per cent. Gupta said that Delhiites have rejected the working style of the AAP government. 

The by-polls were crucial for the three main political parties in the fray - BJP, Congress and AAP. BJP leaders had called it a 'trailer for municipal polls', scheduled to be held next year, AAP leaders had said they are testing the waters. Meanwhile, the Congress was fighting for its existence in the capital and in the minds of people.

The 13 MCD wards which went for by-polls on May 15 include Quamruddin Nagar, Shalimar Bagh (North), Ballimaran, Nawada, Vikas Nagar, Matiala, Nanakpura, Munirka, Bhati, Tehkhand, Khichripur, Jhilmil and Wazirpur.

BJP is ruling the MCD for the last 10 years. AAP has made its debut in the civic by-polls this year. The by-elections have been necessitated due to 13 councilors getting elected to Delhi Assembly.

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