- Voters are fed up of poor sanitation management
- Lack of clenliness leads to vector-borne diseases like dengue, chikungunya
- Better roads and cleanliness were the most important issues for voters
New Delhi: Better roads and cleanliness were the most important issues for a majority of voters who exercised their franchise in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls today. For Sonia Jaiswal, a first-time voter from Janakpuri, sanitation is a major issue as it leads to various diseases.
“I am fed up with the poor sanitation management in my area, which causes vector-borne diseases such as dengue and chikungunya in the monsoon. I have voted for better cleanliness,” she told PTI.
Bhullar Singh, from north Delhi’s GTB Nagar, said in his area, the condition of the roads was poor.
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I have been complaining for a long time about the potholes on a road right outside of my house, but the issue is yet to be resolved, he said.
Sanjana Chawla, a resident of Jahangirpuri, said, In my area, there is filth everywhere. Sanitation workers do not come on time. There is no proper sanitation management. I have cast my vote against filth.
For the first time, the ‘None Of The Above’ (NOTA) option was made available in the MCD polls.
A total of 1,32,10,206 voters, including over 1.1 lakh first-time voters, are eligible to exercise their franchise to elect the councillors for the 270 wards under the three civic bodies — North Delhi Municipal Corporation (103 wards), South Delhi Municipal Corporation (104) and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (63).
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