The Aam Aadmi Party repeated its 2015 feat in Delhi as it reduced its closest rival - BJP- to single-digit seats in the 70-member assembly. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party is set to win 63 seats as counting of votes neared its end while the BJP -- which led a high-voltage campaign on anti-CAA protests and nationalism -- settled around seven seats after initial gains.
While Mr Kejriwal was comfortably placed in his New Delhi seat, party's number two leader, Manish Sisodia, had a tense day in a see-saw battle in his constituency. "Happy that people voted to make Arvind Kejriwal the chief minister for the third time with a massive victory," said Manish Sisodia. The Congress has failed to open an account yet again with all its heavyweights, including Alka Lamba and Arvinder Singh Lovely trailing.
Both AAP heavyweights Manish Sisodia and Atishi Marlena have won their respective seats after initial scare. The biggest AAP heavyweight trailing at the moment is Speaker Ram Niwas Goel.
During campaigning, the ruling AAP had sought to retain power on the work done in the field of education, health, and in providing cheap electricity and water, while the main opposition BJP conducted a massive campaign, roping in most of its 70 union ministers, 270 MPs and leaders and Chief Ministers from various states, to deliver it's campaign message on anti-CAA protests and nationalism.
Delhi election 2020 was held on Saturday, with 62.59 per cent of the city's voters coming out to exercise their democratic right. The voter turnout in the previous assembly election in 2015 stood at 67.5 per cent.
Source : NDTV