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MCD polls: 18 pc polling recorded till 12 noon

MCD polls: 18 pc polling recorded till 12 noon

New Delhi, Dec 4 (UNI) Voting is underway for Municipal Corporation of Delhi with 18 per cent polling being recorded in Delhi in 250-ward till 12 noon.

BJP leader Dr Harsh Vardhan, Parvesh Verma, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Minister Gopal Rai, Congress leaders Ajay Maken and Alka Lamba are among the leaders who have cast their vote in the Delhi's MCD election on Sunday.
All the leaders have appealed to the people to come out in large numbers to vote.
Talking to the media after casting the vote, Dr Harsh Vardhan said, he has full confidence that a large number of people from Delhi will cast their votes.
He added that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP has taken the country to new heights and even Delhi has seen the work of BJP in the last 15 years.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia have cast their votes and also appealed to the Delhiites to cast their vote for a corruption free government.
In a tweet, Kejriwal urged the people to vote for an honest party and good people.

"My appeal to all the Delhiites - do go to cast your vote today to form an honest government in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi," Kejriwal wrote in a tweet.
"Today the whole family went together and voted to form an honest government in the Municipal Corporation. Today is a holiday, you too must go and vote with your whole family. Ask your neighbors and acquaintances to vote too. Together we will make Delhi clean and beautiful," Kejriwal added.

Polling for 250 Wards of MCD is underway and will end at 5.30 hours. The counting of votes will take place on December 7.
A total of 1,349 candidates including 709 women and 640 male candidates are in fray for the MCD polls.

Delhi State Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements to ensure free and fair elections.

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