New Delhi: Even it has suffered a rout in the Delhi municipal polls, the Congress has seen 1.37 percent rise in its vote share to 30.54, while the BJP which has swept the polls registered a nominal increase of 0.54 percent of total votes cast in its favour. 

The vote share of BJP, which polled around 3,79,243 lakh votes more than Congress in the April 15 polls, rose to 36.71 percent as it handed down a shocking defeat to Congress and Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit who was among those leading the part campaign.

BSP got 9.99 percent or 6,14,250 votes of the around 61 lakh votes polled in the April 15 polls to three newly created municipal corporations -- South, North and East.

According to State Election Commission, BJP polled 22, 57,848 votes or 36.71 percent while Congress got 18, 78,605 or 30.54 percent.

Out of the 272 wards in three corporations, BJP won 138 while Congress won 77 and BSP 15.

In the 2007 polls to the undivided Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), BJP had bagged 36.17 percent of the 42.35 lakh votes polled while Congress got 29.17 percent. BSP's vote share was 9.87 percent.

Independents, 1,174 of them, garnered 14.23 percent or 8,75,399 votes while NCP managed 2.26 percent votes. NCP had contested in 81 wards and won six seats.

Samajwadi Party, which came into the polls riding on its success in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, could garner 1.93 percent or 1,18,991 votes. SP had won two wards out of the 107 it contested.

Left parties -- CPI (M), CPI and Forward Bloc -- altogether got 19,403 votes out of the over 61 lakh votes polled. They contested in 35 seats.