The BJP was leading in all the three civic bodies, while Delhi's ruling AAP was at second spot, and the Congress was trailing at third spot, according to counting trends after an hour, Delhi State Election Commission officials said on Wednesday.
Senior AAP leaders, including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, on Wednesday went to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence as early counting trends showed the ruling party far behind in the civic polls.
Bharatiya Janata Party's Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday said he was sure his party would win the civic polls.
A day after Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja met Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss a joint opposition candidate for the upcoming presidential election, senior JD-U leader Sharad Yadav on Tuesday also met her on the matter.
A record 1,000-metre-long ceremonial chadar was offered on Tuesday at the graves of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his Empress Mumtaz Mahal on the 362nd Urs of the builder of the immortal memorial to love here.
The midnight arrest of AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran by the Delhi Police will not affect the proposed unification talks between the two factions in the party, said a former AIADMK parliamentarian.
The BJP was leading in 160 wards, the Congress in 45 and the AAP in 16 wards in the Delhi civic polls, according to early counting trends, election officials said on Wednesday.
Counting of votes for Delhi municipal elections began at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.
The Indian Coast Guard's Northeast region command on Tuesday commissioned a high speed interceptor boat to help it patrol the Bay of Bengal, an official said.
BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday lunched at a tribal's home, and met local residents here in northern West Bengal's Naxalabari block -- the cradle of the 50-year-old Maoist movement in India - while launching a stinging attack on the ruling Trinamool Congress.