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Delhi residents fed up with BJP -ruled MCD, says Kiran Walia

New Delhi, Sun, 15 Apr 2012 ANI

New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): Women and Child Development Minister for Delhi Kiran Walia on Sunday said that the residents of the city are fed up with the present Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -ruled Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and they want to change it.

"BJP has done no good for the city. People are fed up by the present MCD and they want to change it," Walia told media after casting her vote.

"All the people know that the Congress has changed the face of Delhi and they have initiated development, so only if the Congress comes to power, then the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will improve," she added.

Urging people to exercise their right, Walia further said: "I have come here to exercise my right to vote and we feel very proud as voters, as we have a responsibility and we have to fulfil it. I also hope that Delhi residents come out in large numbers to vote and they will definitely exercise their right, which they get once in five years to decide the fate of Delhi."

The polling started at 8.00 a.m. and will continue till 5.30 p.m. The counting of votes would be done on Tuesday.

The electoral fate of 2,423 candidates would be sealed during the polling held in 272 wards of the three civic bodies-East, South and North-carved out of the existing MCD.

There are 104 each wards in South and North Corporations and 64 in the East, of which 138 seats are reserved for women. South has the highest number of 904 candidates followed by North (885) and East (634).

The municipal polls is seen as an indicator for what is in store for the Assembly polls which due 18 months away. (ANI)

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