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BJP clean sweep in civic polls, rout for AAP: Exit poll

IANS | New Delhi |

The BJP will make a clean sweep in Sunday's municipal elections in Delhi while the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress will lag far behind, said an exit poll.

The Exit Poll by ABP News-C Voter claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has ruled the three MCDs for 10 years, will get a landslide victory in all three municipal corporations with 218 of the total 270 seats for which polls were held on Sunday.

The AAP and the Congress will get 25 seats each, the exit poll said.

In East Delhi Municipal Corporation, the poll said, the BJP is expected to get 48 of the 63 seats while the AAP and the Congress may not even reach double-digit mark with seven and eight seats, respectively.

The exit poll said that in North Delhi Municipal Corporation, the BJP is expected to get 87 of the 103 seats while the Congress is expected to get seven and the AAP eight seats.

In South Delhi Municipal Corporation, the exit poll put the tally at 83 of the total 104 seats. The AAP and the Congress were expected to get 10 seats each.

The exit poll said that in all three municipal corporations, the BJP got the support of around 50 per cent voters while the Congress and the AAP share was only 19.1 per cent and 18.6 per cent, respectively.

The exit poll was conducted among 14,503 respondents in all 270 wards of the three civic bodies that went to the polls on Sunday