Published: Tue, February 11, 2020
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Delhi election results: 63 Congress candidates lose deposits

Delhi election results: 63 Congress candidates lose deposits

They also predicted that Congress will continue its dismal show in the national capital. Exit polls have predicted victory for Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party, although the final results are said to be available soon. Details of the NOTA votes, victory margins of the winners and the losers will also be provided on the ECI website. With Delhi in its kitty again, one hopes the AAP government will work to fight the twin menace of poor transport and rising pollution which is choking the national capital. Congress failed to open its account in the assembly and the BJP was able to win three seats.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP had won 67 seats in the 70-member assembly in 2015 assembly elections, defying all expectations. As it now stands, the AAP has won 48 seats and is currently leading in 14 seats while the BJP has won 6 seats and is leading in only 2 seats, putting the total constituency-share for AAP and BJP to 62-8.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu's Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leaders MK Stalin and Kanimozhi, said that the victory is against the politics of hate put forth by the BJP.

Kejriwal was addressing volunteers at the party office for the first time after he got a clear majority in the Delhi Assembly poll results on Tuesday. Mishra, who ran a bitter campaign against his former leader, admitted that his new party, the BJP, had lost its fifth straight assembly elections.

On AAP's charge that the Electronic Voting Machines could be "tampered" with to maniputate the election outcome, Delhi chief electoral officer Ranbir Singh, said all the machines have been tested and they are "foolproof as well as non-tamperable".

India Today TV is India's leading English News Channel.

AAP, BJP, Congress are the main political parties in the fray. Many believe the BJP's "single-track" muscular nationalist campaign is creating a climate of anxiety, insecurity and exhaustion at a time when India is actually a secure nation.

While there is anger against the BJP and the Centre among the people in and around Shaheen Bagh, the 55-day-long sit-in has also created a "negative perception" in other areas, which experts believe may go in saffron party's favour.

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