More than 50% of MCD’s new councilors have never even seen college!

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Delhi Election Watch have analyzed the educational qualification of the candidates who won the Delhi MCD Election.

How educated are the new councilors of Delhi? (representative picture)

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has got a majority in the results of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections. MCD Election More than half of the winning candidates are women. However, shocking information has also come to the fore regarding the educational qualification of the candidates who won the MCD elections. In fact, more than 50 percent of the candidates who won the MCD elections are not even graduates, that is, they have never gone to college. Most of these candidates have studied only from fifth to eighth grade.

According to the report of Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), 248 candidates who won the MCD elections were analysed. Out of this, 132 winning candidates i.e. 53 percent are women. AAP’s transgender candidate Bobby has also won from Sultanpuri-A ward. And in the MCD elections held in 2017, out of 266 corporators, 139 candidates (52 per cent) were women.

ADR and Delhi Election Watch analyzed self-declared affidavits of 248 out of 250 candidates who won the MCD elections 2022. The two winning candidates were not analyzed at the time of preparing this report due to unavailability of their clear and complete affidavits on the SEC Delhi website.

How educated are the councilors of Delhi?

Information has also been given in the report regarding the educational background of the candidates who won the MCD elections. It has been said in the report that 126 candidates i.e. 51 percent of the winning candidates have told that they have studied only between 5th to 12th class. At the same time, 116 winning candidates i.e. 47 per cent have said that they have studied graduation and above.

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Apart from this, if we talk about the age of the winning candidates, then it has been said in the report that the age of 84 candidates ie 34 per cent is between 21 to 40 years. It has been told about 164 winning candidates i.e. 66 percent of the candidates that their age is between 41 and 70 years.