Election Results 2020: Exit polls have predicted another term for AAP, the BJP is likely to put up a good show.
The Aam Aadmi Party is set for a repeat of its 2015 feat in Delhi as it reduced its closest rival to single-digit seats in the 70-member assembly. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party appeared 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.
Exit polls had predicted another term for Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party, the BJP, which powered its campaign on the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests at Shaheen Bagh, is likely to win right seats.
The campaign for the Delhi Election 2020 has been bitter and polarised, the political discourse bogged down by threatening slogans and foul language.
The ruling AAP has 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.
The BJP and not the Congress was defeated in Delhi as the Congress tally remained at zero like in 2015, Congress leader and Punjab cabinet minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
“We were zero earlier, and this time too we are zero. So it’s not our defeat. It’s a defeat for the BJP,” he said, referring to the election trends which gave the Congress no seat in the Delhi assembly election.
The Congress had not won even a single seat in the 2015 Assembly polls too.
- I hope the Delhi government will live up to the expectations of the people.
- The BJP’s vote share has increased considerably. From 32 per cent our vote share is almost 40 per cent.
- I thank all our party workers who have worked very hard. They must too be facing a difficult time right now like us.
- A new era of Delhi politics is beginning where there are only two parties.
- Congress has almost gone extinct.
- When you work very hard but don’t get the result, it can get disappointing. But the BJP takes on adversity all the time.
- We never do politics of hatred, We believe in Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas
- A lot of things are said during the election according to the environment
- But we have never wanted nor will we ever want that for 60 days a road is blocked. We were against that yesterday and we will it tomorrow.