MCD polls: Optimistic BJP says Delhi has rejected Cong, exposed AAP

New Delhi [India], April 23 (ANI): Predicting a thumping majority for the saffron party in the civic polls, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice-president Shyam Jaju on Sunday said Delhi has already rejected the Congress, adding the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stands exposed courtesy its work in the last two and half years.

"People of Delhi are fed up of Arvind Kejriwal and his party. I am absolutely confident the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win. This is a litmus test for the AAP, as these polls will decide that how the national capital has accepted Arvind Kejriwal," said Jaju.

"The people of Delhi have already rejected the Congress and in the past two years the real face of AAP has also been exposed, which is why I am confident that people will vote for the BJP," he added.

The polling for the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi began at 8 a.m. today and will end at 5:30 p.m. Over 2,500 candidates are in the fray.

Over 1.3 crore people are eligible to exercise their voting rights and of them more than 1.1 lakh are first-time voters. More than 2,500 candidates are in the fray.

The civic polls will witness a triangular contest involving three major parties - the AAP, BJP and the Congress. Interestingly, None of the Above (NOTA) option has been made available for the first time in MCD elections. (ANI)