In Zakir Nagar ward number 205, sitting councilor Shoeb Danish, a Jamia Miilia Islamia (JMI) alumnus, has anyhow managed to win his seat for the second time. Earlier he was trailing. But in the last phase he took the lead. According to a well-established source, he has won. The victory will certainly increase Danish stock in the Congress.
On the other hand the win has come as a surprise to local MLA Asif Md Khan camp who had made an all-out effort to defeat the sitting Congress councilor.
Shoeb Danish was on a sticky wicket from day one as many residents were not satisfied with his work. But it appears residents decided to vote him at the last moment. Besides, Zi-Ur-Rehman too made things difficult for Danish.
The defeat of Zia-Ur-Rahman would come as a big blow to local leader Amanatullah Khan, who on the voting day on April 15 was confident of his candidate win.
All over Delhi, the BJP’s performance has been impressive as the party had taken an edge over Sheila Dikshit-headed Congress Party.
The BJP fought the election on anti-corruption and it looks that residents in north, south and east Delhi have shown confident in the saffron party.
The loss will bring in trouble for Sheila Dikshit, who had divided Municipality in three parts. Now the rebels in the Congress will go after the chief minister.