The Delhi state election commission on Wednesday said that due to CBSE board exams, Delhi MCD elections 2017 have been now postponed.
In a statement S K Srivastava, State Election Commissioner said, “We tried to hold the elections on April 22 only but it would have been difficult to manage it due to Class XII CBSE examination on the polling day. In view of this, now the MCD polls will be held on April 23. As a result, we have also postponed the date for counting by a day to April 26”.
In the wake of CBSE board exams, the new MCD poll schedule reads as the counting of the elections polls is now rescheduled on April 23 instead of April 22. The result of the MCD elections will now be declared on April 26 instead of April 25. The last date for withdrawal of nominations will be April 8.
Although, the date of counting has also been extended to April 26.
Adding further Srivastava said, “However, dates for all other poll processes, including for nominations, would remain unchanged”.
However, in Delhi BJP is ruling the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) since 2007.