New Delhi: The bugle has been sounded for the elections to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) as nomination process is underway. However, the stage is not yet set for intense electoral battle owing to the delay in declaration of candidates by the major stake hold parties-Congress and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP).

The delay in distribution of tickets is likely to bring internal resentment within the parties. This can be gauged from the fact that party workers very often have been protesting outside the residence of party in-charge regarding ticket distribution.

However, the party workers who have pinned their hopes to get party ticket for the polls this year are leaving no stone unturned to emerge victorious. Despite several measures adopted by the Election Commission, the workers of different political parties have made arrangements to spend huge sum of money during their rallies and campaigns.

Meanwhile, the political fortunes of the Congress, especially Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is at stake.  Dikshit assured the masses to revamp the underdeveloped wards and in the process has trifurcated MCD even after facing several roadblocks. Interestingly, the decision may cast its shadow on the poll results and the Congress.

According to sources, the Congress and the BJP stalwarts will file their nomination papers on Monday, March 26.