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Delhi MCD Election Results 2017 - In early trends, BJP leads, Congress gaining lost ground from AAP?

Votes are being counted for three municipal corporations in Delhi today and in early leads the BJP has shot ahead in MCD North, East as well as South.

Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party is trailing at number 3 in the North and South and is tied with Congress at second place in the East Delhi municipality.

Exit polls after voting on Sunday predicted that the BJP will retain the three, adding another crucial win to its list of victories in state and local elections across the country.

For AAP, which swept assembly elections in Delhi two years ago, the civic elections are a fight to remain politically relevant after losing the Punjab and Goa elections last month.

Here are the latest results:

North Delhi:

BJP 27

Congress 8

AAP 4

South Delhi:

BJP 30

Congress 10

AAP4

East Delhi:

BJP 15

Congress 2

AAP 2

A confident BJP has targeted winning over 200 of the 272 wards in the MCD North (104 wards), MCD south (104 wards) and MCD East (64 wards). "The BJP will win with an overwhelming majority, said the party's Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari this morning.

Sunday's polling for Delhi's north, south and east municipal corporations drew a voter turnout of 53.58 per cent, a smidgeon higher than the 2012 elections. The 2012 elections were the first after the Municipal Corporation of Delhi or MCD was split into three.