AAP sweeps Delhi APMC polls, secures 14 of total 17 seats

AAP termed the result �a mandate against the Centre�s demonetisation decision�

AAP sweeps Delhi APMC polls, secures 14 of total 17 seats

The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday swept the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) polls in Delhi, securing 14 of the total 17 seats across seven wholesale mandis in the national capital.

The APMC in responsible in managing the sabzi mandis in Delhi and the latest win suggests an immediate response against demonetisation as mandis were hit badly after the note ban.

Delhi Labour Minister Gopal termed the win as a mandate against the demonetisation move while AAP’s Delhi unit convenor Dilip Pandey found the result as a “semifinal” to the municipal polls.

The new results would give confidence for AAP  in Delhi as they have come a few months before the municipal elections in the city scheduled in May.

Earlier, in the first polls since PM Modi decided to demonetise the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, the BJP had lost all 17 seats in the APMC of Panvel, Maharashtra.

The BJP lost all 17 seats to members of Peasants and Workers Party (PWP), Shiv Sena, Congress and the NCP alliance. The PWP won 15 seats while its allies, Sena and Congress, won one seat each. Congress has secured a seat in the APMC polls in Panvel after a gap of 25 years.

In Delhi, after the AAP’s win in the election, many took to twitter claiming the inconvenience to common man caused by the demonetisation decision is the main cause of BJP’s loss in the polls.