MCD election 2017: Senior citizens come first in East Delhi zone; Cleanliness, health issues priorities in North Delhi

Setting an example, senior citizens were the first to enter voting booths in east Delhi zone on Sunday morning showing that their enthusiasm or confidence in the process had not waned.

Trickling in early in the morning as soon as booths opened to mark their attendance in Krishna Nagar, Mayur Vihar, Patparganj and Vivek Vihar were mostly those aged above 80 and some over 90 years.

Health concerns and sanitation topped the priority of most voters in the east zone, as residents feared another year where of Dengue


Cleanliness and health issues like dengue were the major issues for people who came out to vote in north and central parts of the Capital on Sunday.

Sisters Nisma Taqi and Shaiza Taqi, who came to cast their votes for the first time at the Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School near Ajmeri Gate said cleanliness is most important.

"The roads in old Delhi are crowded and cluttered because of unauthorized buildings and encroachments. Drains are overflowing and roads are broken. Someone has to take care of this," said Shaiza, who studies English Hons at Zakir Hussain College.

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THE pomp and show during MCD poll campaigning fell flat on the polling day with a low turnout in south zone as residents blamed it on heat and the monotony that had crept in the last two years of blame game.

Most of the polling booths in upscale colonies were empty. The turnout was better in areas with middle income groups or economically weaker sections. Speaking to Mail Today, Rabinder Singh , a chartered accountant who lives Vasant Vihar resident said little changes with these polls. " Municipal elections is nothing but the referendum of how the political parties in power have fared in the stint gone by. The civic problems remain as they were."

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