Bawana polling to get underway today
As one of the largest constituencies of Delhi gets set to cast its ballot on Wednesday, confidence ran high amongst the top three parties in the fray on the penultimate day of the Bawana by-polls. The BJP, AAP and the Congress are the main contenders for this seat.
The elections, which were necessitated after the seat fell vacant — following then AAP MLA Ved Prakash joining the BJP — is a test for all the parties on their popularity in the Capital. The results will be announced on August 28.
The BJP wants to continue its triumphant run in the Capital that was initiated by the local civic elections in April this year, and then winning the Rajouri by-assembly election. Bawana comes as a test for the saffron party, especially because it has fielded an AAP defector Prakash. Party leaders, who are keenly watching Bawana, meanwhile, have already declared a “win”, crediting it to “intelligent voters”.
Talking to DNA, district president Neel Daman Khatry said, “Residents of Bawana have seen through the lies spun by the Kejriwal government. He had promised water to them in 2015, on the basis of which he romped to power. Surprisingly, the chief minister does not know that …read more