New Delhi: A triumphant Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday retained control over Delhi's civic administration, with the results of elections to the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) coming as a shot in the arm for the party ahead of the 2013 Delhi assembly polls. The BJP won 138 seats of the 272 wards in the trifurcated civic body. The Congress secured 78 seats in the polls. While the BJP lost 26 seats as compared to 2007 when it had won 164 seats, the Congress's tally went up from 64 to 78 seats. Of the smaller parties, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) bagged 15 seats, Nationalist Congress Party and Samajwadi Party secured two seats each, while Independents bagged 24 seats.
Image: BJP workers celebrate partys thumping win in the MCD elections at BJP officce, in New Delhi on Tuesday.