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Cong will win 208 seats in Delhi MCD polls: Maken

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today claimed that the party will win over 200 seats in the civic body polls scheduled on Sunday. "As per an internal survey conducted with a sample size of 52,000 voters in 13,000 polling booths, will win 208 wards among a total of 272 in three municipal corporations," president Maken said in a press conference here. He hit out at and AAP, accusing them of running a "negative" campaign instead of suggesting solutions to the problems faced by the people. He said hoardings of both the parties, instead of highlighting their achievements, are focusing on opponents and charges against them. "Kejriwal started this trend, but the people of want to know what parties can do for them and what have they done," he said. However, has come out with road maps on sanitation, primary health and education, financial self of municipal bodies, with an aim to solve the problems once voted to power, he said. "We request the people to vote for positive governance.

Making use of the best brains in the party, we have made seven road maps for the development of Delhi," he said. 39 top leaders of the party, including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Shashi Tharoor, Oscar Fernandes, Bhoopinder Singh Hooda, Salman Khursheed, Raj Babbar among others campaigned for the in different parts of the city. The Committee (AICC) had appointed 70 Assembly observers and 14 district observers for the MCD elections. The vote for civic bodies elections will be cast on April 23. Counting of votes and announcement of results will take place on April 26. has 272 wards in total - NDMC (104), SDMC (104) and EDMC (64).

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 18:59 IST