New Delhi: The counting of votes polled in the Delhi municipal elections at 42 centres across Delhi began at 8 am on Wednesday.
Initial trends at 8.30 am showed Aam Aadmi Party taking a comfortable lead over BJP. However, BJP was giving a close fight to AAP.
Delhi recorded a voter turnout of 50.48 per cent in the keenly-watched MCD elections held on December 4, results of which may have ramifications beyond the national capital.
The election was largely touted as a three-way contest among a spirited AAP, a confident BJP and a hopeful Congress.
There are 250 wards in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and 1,349 candidates are in the fray in this election.
The centres for counting are located in areas, including, Shastri Park, Yamuna Vihar, Mayur Vihar, Nand Nagari, Dwarka, Okhla, Mangolpuri, Pitampura, Alipur and Model Town.