11th February, 2020
The Aam Aadmi Party, which is making power, water, education, and development its electoral issue in Delhi, is showing a very strong position in the counting trends going on since Tuesday morning and there are signs of its coming to power for the third consecutive time. At the same time, in this election, the main rival BJP of AAP is at number two and the Congress has no name far and wide.
According to the latest Election Commission data, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is leading in 63 seats out of 70, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in seven seats. This victory of AAP is also interesting in this sense because in the Lok Sabha elections held about eight months ago, AAP was defeated here and BJP won seven seats in Delhi.
Those who won the elections include Deputy Chief Ministers Manish Sisodia, Raghav Chadha, Atishi, Gopal Rai, Satyendra Jain, etc. According to the new trend, AAP chief and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is leading over BJP candidate Sunil Kumar Yadav by 17 thousand votes in New Delhi Assembly seat.
The Delhi Assembly elections were held across the country, including Delhi, amid protests against the revised Citizenship Act, the National Civil Register and the National Population Register. BJP's political rivals had accused the party of polarizing voters on the issue of doing 'divisive' politics and raising the issue of women demonstrations going on for 50 days in the Shaheen Bagh area of the national capital.
While the BJP's campaign in the election was focused on the issue of national security, the AAP kept its campaign focused on education, health, and infrastructure. In the last election led by Kejriwal, the AAP had won 67 of the 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly and eliminated the BJP and the Congress in away.
AAP spokesperson Sanjay Singh told the reporters, we were saying from the beginning that the upcoming elections will be fought on the basis of our work. It is too early to say anything now. You wait and see that we will win a tremendous victory. Party worker Farin Khan said in the party office, "We hope that we will get such a clear majority which will send a message that Hindu-Muslim politics will no longer work."
AAP's prominent face Manish Sisodia said after winning the Patparganj seat that the BJP did 'politics of hate', but people refused to divide themselves. He told reporters, 'BJP did politics of hate, but I thank the people of Patparganj. Today, the people of Delhi chose a government that works for them and through their mandate, they explained the true meaning of nationalism. Meanwhile, the party headquarters is decorated with white and blue balloons and pictures of Kejriwal have been installed in various parts of the office.
The Congress has accepted its defeat in the assembly elections and has resolved to revive the party at the grassroots level. The Congress said that the election result is a message for the BJP that the 'most toxic propaganda' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been denied. Congress's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told reporters, the people's mandate is against us, we accept it. We have resolved to strengthen the Congress at the ground level and from afresh.
The Delhi Assembly elections were held on February 8. The counting of votes is going on at polling stations set up at 21 places in 11 districts of the capital. The counting centers are CWG Sports Complex in East Delhi, NSIT Dwarka in West Delhi, Mirabai Institute of Technology and GB Pant Institute of Technology in South East Delhi, Sir CV Raman ITI in Central Delhi, Rajiv Gandhi in Dhirpur and Bawana in North Delhi Stadiums and other places have been built. After Saturday's vote, the political fate of 593 male candidates and 79 female candidates were captured in the EVMs.
Category: India: Election