Delhi Election 2020: BJP gains after slow start, AAP well ahead of majority mark
New Delhi : Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party took a massive lead against their closest opponent Bharatiya Janata Party as the counting of votes began on Tuesday. While AAP raced far ahead of the majority mark, BJP was close to 20 mark in the 70 member Assembly.
Exit Polls had predicted second term for the Aam Aadmi Party in the national capital. And they had also predicted betterment in the performance of BJP in Delhi. So far looks like the results are going to be in accordance to the prediction.
A last-minute controversy arose after the voting, over the Election Commission's delay in announcing the final polling figures. Kejriwal's AAP has alleged tinkering of Electronic Voting Machines - possibility the poll commission brushed off. The BJP said AAP was making excuses for defeat even before the votes have been counted.
The Congress, which ruled Delhi for three consecutive terms and was part of Mr Kejriwal's 49-day government, had a comparatively lacklustre campaign. With the party yet to recover from its crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha election, its top leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attended few rallies. The state Congress, whose factionalism became glaring ahead of the general elections, got a further blow when Sheila Dikshit, three-time Chief Minister and state unit chief, died in July.