The Aam Aadmi Party will form government in Delhi once again with the party registering a massive mandate for a second consecutive in the Delhi Assembly Election, which saw a triangular contest between the BJP, AAP and the Congress.
According to the Election Commission website, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 62 seats while the BJP won eight seats in the Delhi Assembly polls, counting of votes for which was held on Tuesday. Congress failed to open its account.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal won from the New Delhi constituency with a margin of 21,697 votes. The BJP and the Congress have both nominated first-timers from this constituency this year. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia won from Patparganj. He defeated BJP candidate Ravinder Singh Negi by a margin of 3,207 votes.
While Satyender Jain won the Shakur Basti seat, Somnath Bharti won from Malviya Nagar and Abdul Rehman has won the Seelampur constituency. Atishi, who was trailing initially won the Kalkaji seat by 11,393 votes.
AAP leader Saurabh Bhardwaj won the Greater Kailash seat by defeating his nearest candidate Kaushal Kumar Mishra of BJP by a margin of 36,920 votes. From Sultanpur Majra (SC), Mukesh Kumar Ahlawat has won the seat whereas AAP leader Raghav Chadha has won from Rajinder Nagar constituency. From Patel Nagar (SC), Raaj Kumar Anand has won the seat. Ajay Dutt, AAP's candidate from Ambedkar Nagar (SC) also won the election by 28,327 votes. Preeti Tomar of AAP won the Tri Nagar seat by a margin of over 10,000 votes.
AAP leader Sanjeev Jha registered the highest win margin in Burari defeating his nearest candidate by 88,158 votes. Amanatuallah Khan recorded the second-highest margin in Okhla constituency winning the seat by 71,827 votes.
Dhanwati Chandela, who quit the Congress to join the AAP ahead of the polls, won the Rajouri Garden seat, defeating BJP's Ramesh Khanna by a margin of 22,972 votes. She was also one of the richest candidates in the fray.
Chandela had unsuccessfully contested the Rajouri Garden bypolls in 2017 and lost to Manjinder Singh Sirsa. She is the wife of former Congress MLA Dayanand Chandela.
AAP's Bandana Kumari retained the Shalimar Bagh seat by defeating another woman candidate, BJP's Rekha Gupta, by a margin of over 3,400 votes. In 2015, she had won the seat by a margin of over 10,900 votes.
Preeti Tomar of the AAP defeated BJP's Tilak Ram Gupta by a margin of over 10,700 votes to win the Tri Nagar seat. Her husband, Jitender Tomar, had won the seat in 2015 by a margin of 22,311 votes.
BJP won eight seats with its Vishwas Nagar candidate Om Prakash Sharma defeating Deepak Singla of the Aam Aadmi Party by a margin of 16,457 votes. Ajay Mahawar won Ghonda by 28,370 seats, whereas, Jitender Mahajan won the Rohtas Nagar seat. Anil Bajpai, who was former AAP MLA from Gandhinagar, retained the constituency on a BJP ticket. He defeated AAP's Naveen Chaudhary by over 6,000 votes.
AAP, which was tipped by exit polls to win a third term, had come to power in 2015 with a massive mandate. The exit polls had also predicted a better performance for the BJP, which powered its campaign on the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests at Shaheen Bagh.
Singh was defeated by the AAP's sitting MLA from Vikaspuri, Mahinder Yadav, by over 31,000 votes. Bittoo lost to the AAP's Dileep Pandey by over 21,000 votes.
The counting of votes and results on individual seats is being declared live on Election Commission of India websites – eciresults.nic.in, eci.gov.in and results.eci.gov.in. Additionally, check out latest updates on Delhi 2020 Assembly Election at Firstpost.
Barring Badarpur, Karawal Nagar and Rohini, where BJP's Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, Mohan Singh Bisht and Vijender Gupta emerged victorious, the party candidates were humbled by opponents from the AAP.
BJP firebrand leader and Model Town candidate Kapil Mishra, who was barred from campaigning for 48 hours for his controversial tweet likening the elections to an "India versus Pakistan match", lost to AAP's Akhilesh Pati Tripathi.
Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, another firebrand leader, who made his poll debut lost as well, lost the election to Rajkumari Dhillon from Hari Nagar Assembly constituency. Dhillon, a former Congress leader who joined the AAP ahead of the polls, won the seat by a margin of over 20,000 votes.
In Janakpuri, where BJP MP from West Delhi Parvesh Verma made a controversial remark during a rally, the BJP candidate, Ashish Sood, lost to AAP's Rajesh Rishi by 14,917 votes.
Verma's uncle and the party's candidate from Mundka, Azad Singh, lost to AAP's Dharampal Lakra by 19,158 votes.
In Rithala, where Union minister Anurag Thakur made the infamous "desh ke gaddaron ko" remark, AAP's Mohinder Goyal trounced BJP's Manish Chaudhary by 13,817 votes.
The two Congress turncoats, which the BJP had fielded in the election — Sanjay Singh (Vikas Puri) and Surendra Pal Singh Bittoo (Timarpur) — also lost.
Alka Lamba, who made a "Ghar Wapsi" into the Congress after five years, lost from Chandni Chowk constituency forfeiting her deposit as she secured just 3,881 votes (5.03 percent) of the votes polled in the constituency. The seat was won by AAP candidate Parlad Singh Sawhney, who received 50,891 votes. AAP's vote share in this seat is at 65.92 percent so far. Sawhney's win margin was 29,584 against BJP's Suman Kumar Gupta.
Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra's daughter Shivani was also in the fray from Kalkaji. With 4.64 per cent of the total votes polled, she finished third and had to forfeit her security deposit.
From the AAP camp, Ram Singh Netaji, who was fielded from Badapur, after dropping sitting MLA Narayan Dutt Sharma, lost to BJP rival Bidhuri. AAP's Sarita Singh lost to BJP's Mahajan by a margin of 13,241 votes from Rohtas Nagar.
Here's a look at the leading and trailing candidates till now:
|Constituency||Const. No.||Winning/Leading Candidate||Leading Party||Losing/Trailing Candidate||Losing Party||Margin of votes|
|Adarsh Nagar||4||Pawan Sharma (Won)||AAP||Raj Kumar Bhatia||BJP||1,589|
|Ambedkar Nagar (SC)||48||Ajay Dutt (Won)||AAP||Khushiram Chunar||BJP||28,327|
|Babarpur||67||Gopal Rai (Won)||AAP||Naresh Gaur||BJP||33,062|
|Badarpur||53||Ramvir Singh Bidhuri (Won)||BJP||Ram Singh Netaji||AAP||3,719|
|Badli||5||Ajesh Yadav (Won)||AAP||Vijay Kumar Bhagat||BJP||29,123|
|Ballimaran||22||Imran Hussain (Won)||AAP||Lata||BJP||36,172|
|Bawana (SC)||7||Jai Bhagwan (Won)||AAP||Ravinder Kumar||BJP||11,526|
|Bijwasan||36||Bhupinder Singh Joon (Won)||AAP||Sat Prakash Rana||BJP||753|
|Burari||2||Sanjeev Jha (Won)||AAP||Shailendra Kumar||JD(U)||88,158|
|Chandni Chowk||20||Parlad Singh Sawhney (Won)||AAP||Suman Kumar Gupta||BJP||29,584|
|Chhatarpur||46||Kartar Singh Tanwar (Won)||AAP||Brahm Singh Tanwar||BJP||3,720|
|Delhi Cantt||38||Virender Singh Kadian (Won)||AAP||Manish Singh||BJP||10,590|
|Deoli (SC)||47||Prakash @ Prakash Jarwal (Won)||AAP||Arvind Kumar||BJP||40,173|
|Dwarka||33||Vinay Mishra (Won)||AAP||Parduymn Rajput||BJP||14,387|
|Gandhi Nagar||61||Anil Kumar Bajpai (Won)||BJP||Naveen Chaudhary||AAP||6,079|
|Ghonda||66||Ajay Mahawar (Won)||BJP||Shridutt Sharma||AAP||28,370|
|Gokalpur (SC)||68||Surendra Kumar (Won)||AAP||Ranjeet Singh||BJP||19,488|
|Greater Kailash||50||Saurabh Bharadwaj (Won)||AAP||Shikha Roy||BJP||16,809|
|Hari Nagar||28||Raj Kumari Dhillon (Won)||AAP||Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga||BJP||20,131|
|Janakpuri||30||Rajesh Rishi (Won)||AAP||Ashish Sood||BJP||14,917|
|Jangpura||41||Praveen Kumar (Won)||AAP||Impreet Singh Bakshi||BJP||16,063|
|Kalkaji||51||Atishi (Won)||AAP||Dharambir Singh||BJP||11,393|
|Karawal Nagar||70||Mohan Singh Bisht (Won)||BJP||Durgesh Pathak||AAP||8,223|
|Karol Bagh (SC)||23||Vishesh Ravi (Won)||AAP||Yogender Chandoliya||BJP||31,760|
|Kasturba Nagar||42||Madan Lal (Won)||AAP||Ravinder Choudhry||BJP||3,165|
|Kirari||9||Rituraj Govind (Won)||AAP||Anil Jha||BJP||5,654|
|Kondli (SC)||56||Kuldeep Kumar (Won)||AAP||Raj Kumar||BJP||17,907|
|Krishna Nagar||60||S. K. Bagga (Advocate) (Won)||AAP||Dr. Anil Goyal||BJP||3,995|
|Laxmi Nagar||58||Abhay Verma (Won)||BJP||Nitin Tyagi||AAP||880|
|Madipur (SC)||26||Girish Soni (Won)||AAP||Kailash Sankla||BJP||22,719|
|Malviya Nagar||43||Somnath Bharti (Won)||AAP||Shailender Singh||BJP||18,144|
|Mangol Puri (SC)||12||Rakhi Birla (Won)||AAP||Karam Singh Karma||BJP||30,116|
|Matia Mahal||21||Shoaib Iqbal (Won)||AAP||Ravinder Gupta||BJP||50,241|
|Matiala||34||Gulab Singh (Won)||AAP||Rajesh Gahlot||BJP||28,075|
|Mehrauli||45||Naresh Yadav (Won)||AAP||Kusum Khatri||BJP||18,161|
|Model Town||18||Akhilesh Pati Tripathi (Won)||AAP||Kapil Mishra||BJP||11,133|
|Moti Nagar||25||Shiv Charan Goel (Won)||AAP||Subhash Sachdeva||BJP||14,072|
|Mundka||8||Dharampal Lakra (Won)||AAP||Azad Singh||BJP||19,158|
|Mustafabad||69||Haji Yunus (Won)||AAP||Jagdish Pradhan||BJP||20,704|
|Najafgarh||35||Kailash Gahlot (Won)||AAP||Ajeet Singh Kharkhari||BJP||6,231|
|Nangloi Jat||11||Raghuvinder Shokeen (Won)||AAP||Suman Lata||BJP||11,624|
|Narela||1||Sharad Kumar (Won)||AAP||Neel Daman Khatri||BJP||17,429|
|New Delhi||40||Arvind Kejriwal (Won)||AAP||Sunil Kumar Yadav||BJP||21,697|
|Okhla||54||Amanatullah Khan (Won)||AAP||Braham Singh||BJP||71,827|
|Palam||37||Bhavna Gaur (Won)||AAP||Vijay Pandit||BJP||32,765|
|Patel Nagar (SC)||24||Raaj Kumar Anand (Won)||AAP||Pravesh Ratn||BJP||30,935|
|Patparganj||57||Manish Sisodia (Won)||AAP||Ravinder Singh Negi||BJP||3,207|
|R K Puram||44||Pramila Tokas (Won)||AAP||Anil Kumar Sharma||BJP||10,369|
|Rajinder Nagar||39||Raghav Chadha (Won)||AAP||Sardar R P Singh||BJP||20,058|
|Rajouri Garden||27||A Dhanwati Chandela A (Won)||AAP||Ramesh Khanna||BJP||22,972|
|Rithala||6||Mohinder Goyal (Won)||AAP||Manish Chaudhary||BJP||13,873|
|Rohini||13||Vijender Kumar (Won)||BJP||Rajesh Nama Bansiwala||AAP||12,648|
|Rohtas Nagar||64||Jitender Mahajan (Won)||BJP||Sarita Singh||AAP||13,241|
|Sadar Bazar||19||Som Dutt (won)||AAP||Jai Parkash (J.P)||BJP||25,644|
|Sangam Vihar||49||Dinesh Mohaniya (Won)||AAP||Shiv Charan Lal Gupta||JD(U)||42,522|
|Seelampur||65||Abdul Rehman (Won)||AAP||Kaushal Kumar Mishra||BJP||36,920|
|Seema Puri (SC)||63||Rajendra Pal Gautam (Won)||AAP||Sant Lal||LJP||56,108|
|Shahdara||62||Ram Niwas Goel (Won)||AAP||Sanjay Goyal||BJP||5,294|
|Shakur Basti||15||Satyendar Jain (Won)||AAP||Dr. S. C. Vats||BJP||7,592|
|Shalimar Bagh||14||Bandana Kumari (Won)||AAP||Rekha Gupta||BJP||3,440|
|Sultanpur Majra (SC)||10||Mukesh Kumar Ahlawat (Won)||AAP||Ram Chander Chawriya||BJP||48,052|
|Tilak Nagar||29||Jarnail Singh (Won)||AAP||Rajiv Babbar||BJP||28,029|
|Timarpur||3||Dilip Pandey (Won)||AAP||Surinder Pal Singh (Bittoo)||BJP||24,144|
|Tri Nagar||16||Preeti Tomar (Won)||AAP||Tilak Ram Gupta||BJP||10,710|
|Trilokpuri (SC)||55||Rohit Kumar (Won)||AAP||Kiran||BJP||12,486|
|Tughlakabad||52||Sahiram (Won)||AAP||Vikram Bidhuri||BJP||13,758|
|Uttam Nagar||32||Naresh Balyan (Won)||AAP||Krishan Gahlot||BJP||19,759|
|Vikaspuri||31||Mahinder Yadav (Won)||AAP||Sanjay Singh||BJP||42,058|
|Vishwas Nagar||59||Om Prakash Sharma (Won)||BJP||Deepak Singla||AAP||16,457|
|Wazirpur||17||Rajesh Gupta (Won)||AAP||Dr. Mahender Nagpal||BJP||11,690|
The AAP has broadened its lead against BJP, both in terms of numbers and vote share. The AAP secured 53.6 percent votes, while BJP recorded a vote share of 38.5 percent.
This year, the National Capital saw a voter turnout of 62.59 percent as compared to the 67.12 percent polling recorded in 2015. The highest number of votes were polled in Ballimaran (71.6 percent) and lowest in Delhi Cantonment (45.4 percent).
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Updated Date: Feb 11, 2020 22:37:03 IST