Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party is leading in 49 seats out of 70 seats while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ahead on 23 seats. The AAP also defeated rival parties in the Assembly elections winning 67 of the 70 seats. The BJP was reduced to just three seats, and the Congress had drawn a blank.
However, the counting is presently underway at 21 centres in 11 districts of the national capital amid tight security. AAP’s Manish Sisodiya taking a jibe at the BJP said, “Our victory will prove that real patriotism is that if you get the opportunity in politics, you must work for the people. Work on education, hospitals.”
On February 8, the election for the 70 Assembly seats took place. The Election Commission revealed that Delhi registered 62.59 per cent polling, which is five per cent more than 2015.
Just a few days ago, the Union Home Minister and former BJP President Amit Shah held a meeting in Delhi just before the Delhi election. Mr Shah told people, “Delhi elections are not a contest between two parties. You have to choose between two ideologies- Rahul Baba, Kejriwal and the company which supports Shaheen Bagh or Modi who is safeguarding the country,”
Exit polls predict Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party will return to power for the third time. However, the saffron party has rubbished the exit poll results and claimed it would win a comfortable majority on its own.