AAPTN | February 19, 2019 19:14:51As the election for Delhi’s 11th municipal corporation has been declared, a lot of the political buzz surrounding the city has gone out of the window.
The BJP, which holds a majority of seats, has claimed victory in seven of the nine seats.
In the other four seats, the Congress party and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) were victorious, with Congress getting three seats in the two seats it contested.
However, the results are not binding on the city government.
“We are going to hold elections on March 10.
We have to wait till the polls close.
We don’t know if the results will be binding,” Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters here on Tuesday.
While he did not elaborate on the timing of the elections, he said the Election Commission will conduct the polls on March 9.
It was a political shock, but a shock for all concerned, he added.
For the first time, the incumbent government in Delhi, led by the BJP, had a majority in the legislature.
With a total of 16 members in the assembly, it has more seats than the current government in the capital.
Sisodio said the BJP will contest the polls in the three remaining seats in Delhi and Punjab, which are held by the Congress, the Trinamool Congress, and the AIADMK.
As the Election Commissioner, he has taken over the administration of the capital and its three municipal corporations.
Congress, the main opposition party, has announced a separate alliance with the NCP and the BJP to contest the remaining seats, including those held by Congress and the Trinamsa.
A Congress spokesperson said the party will not contest any seats, adding, “This is a political statement.
It is not going to affect the outcome of the election.”
The elections have sparked speculation about the future of the country.
Should the BJP win the election, it will be the first ever in the country to elect a Prime Minister from a party of the ruling UPA government.
The next Lok Sabha election, to be held in 2019, will be a test of the future direction of the UPA.