Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday faced defeat in Delhi’s local body polls after 15 years of service covering three consecutive terms.
The 10-year-old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) emerged as the winner in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, which were held on Sunday.
APP currently rules the Delhi state.
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In the 250-member strong MCD house, the AAP won 134 seats and the BJP’s candidates won in 104 wards.
AAP will appoint a candidate for Delhi’s Mayor after winning a majority of seats in the MCD House.
Over the past month, the national capital watched a high-pitched electoral battle between the AAP and the BJP.
As its main election promise, APP pledged to clean up Delhi, by removing garbage mountains in different corners. (Xinhua)
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