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India: 30,000 police officers deployed in Delhi as citizens vote in Municipal Corporation Elections02:31

India: 30,000 police officers deployed in Delhi as citizens vote in Municipal Corporation Elections

India, New Delhi
December 4, 2022 at 22:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 30,000 police officers and 20,000 members of the home guard were deployed in the streets of New Delhi on Sunday as scores of residents visited polling stations to vote in the Municipal Corporation Elections (MCD).

The law enforcement and military units were dispatched to maintain order and security at the 13,638 polling stations across the city.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress party are all battling for the 250 councillor seats up for grabs in the MCD elections. Garbage collection and landfills have emerged as the biggest issues on voters’ minds.

"Roads and alleys are dirty, there is no proper cleanliness in this area and there is no place where daily garbage can be dumped. We want our area to be neat and clean and for that, we came out to vote," said one voter.

“The Bharatiya Janata Party has been holding control of Delhi municipal affairs for many years. But, if we talk about their work performance, that is zero. They have turned Delhi into a dustbin," added another.

Votes for the Municipal Corporation Elections are expected to be counted next Wednesday.

India: 30,000 police officers deployed in Delhi as citizens vote in Municipal Corporation Elections02:31
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Around 30,000 police officers and 20,000 members of the home guard were deployed in the streets of New Delhi on Sunday as scores of residents visited polling stations to vote in the Municipal Corporation Elections (MCD).

The law enforcement and military units were dispatched to maintain order and security at the 13,638 polling stations across the city.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress party are all battling for the 250 councillor seats up for grabs in the MCD elections. Garbage collection and landfills have emerged as the biggest issues on voters’ minds.

"Roads and alleys are dirty, there is no proper cleanliness in this area and there is no place where daily garbage can be dumped. We want our area to be neat and clean and for that, we came out to vote," said one voter.

“The Bharatiya Janata Party has been holding control of Delhi municipal affairs for many years. But, if we talk about their work performance, that is zero. They have turned Delhi into a dustbin," added another.

Votes for the Municipal Corporation Elections are expected to be counted next Wednesday.