According to the Election Commission, the ruling AAP is leading in 63 Seats while the BJP ahead in 7 Seats. Situated in North West Delhi district, the constituency saw a high-profile contest in the 2015 polls, when AAP's Sandeep Kumar earned the moniker of "giant killer" by defeating veretan Congress leader Jai Kishan by a margin of 56 percent votes. Former Delhi minister Haroon Yusuf of the Congress finished a distant third with 4,797 votes and 4.73% vote share.
The counting began at 8 am and will be held in multiple rounds, Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh said. Before that, BJP's campaign revolved around trying to bust AAP's narrative of work done by it. Over 1.47 crore people were eligible to vote in the Delhi polls, including 2.33 lakh in the age group of 18-19.
Kapil Mishra and Alka Lamba, the rebel AAP MLAs, who were disqualified from the Kejriwal-led party on grounds of defection, and joined BJP and Congress respectively, were trailing from Model Town and Chandni Chowk constituencies.
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The victory will be a major boost for AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, the 51-year-old incumbent New Delhi chief minister and anti-corruption crusader. Out of the 70 seats in the State Assembly, the party is leading in over 55 seats as of now which is sensational.
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Though BJP's campaign focused on national security issues, the AAP mainly focused on its achievements in the fields of education, healthcare and infrastructure.
In the last assembly elections of 2015, the newly-formed AAP came to power with a landslide victory, winning 67 of the 70 State assembly constituencies. He said the BJP might win 50 seats, adding that the AAP will get 16 seats and the Congress will be getting just four seats. The Congress party had pressed its several leaders including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra into campaigning.