Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) inches towards a historic win in the Delhi Assembly Elections 2020. The latest trends show AAP is leading in 60 seats in 70-member legislative Assembly of Delhi while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in 7 seats.
After a daylong see-saw battle, Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia won from Pataparganj seat. AAP leader Raghav Chadha also claimed victory from Rajinder Nagar. “People of Delhi have proven that Delhi’s son Arvind Kejriwal isn’t a terrorist but a true patriot,” said Raghav Chadha. AAP’s Atishi defeated BJP’s Dharambir Singh in Kalkaji assembly constituency.
The counting of votes is taking place at 21 centres across the city. If Kejriwal wins the election this year, it would be a hat-trick for his party which had managed to win 67 seats in the 2015 polls.
Delhi voted for the 70-member legislative Assembly on Saturday, 8 February.
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-Positive nationalism has won over negative nationalism, said senior AAP leader Gopal Rai on Tuesday.
“Today, a new definition of patriotism has emerged — patriotism with work. This is positive nationalism which has won over negative nationalism,” Rai told a gathering at the party headquarters here.
-Congress leader and Punjab cabinet minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Tuesday said his party was not defeated in the Delhi election as its tally remained at zero like in 2015, and so it was the BJP’s loss.
“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 told mediapersons here, referring to the election trends which gave the Congress no seat in the Delhi assembly election.
-Congress and Left leaders in the northeastern region on Tuesday described the Aam Aadmi Party’s win in the Delhi Assembly polls as a victory against the communal forces.
BJP, which is now heading governments in four northeastern states — Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura and is an ally of the ruling coalition in Nagaland and Meghalaya, termed the outcome of the Delhi Assembly polls as “Delhi centric localised elections, and no national significance.”
-PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday congratulated AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on his party’s victory in Delhi Assembly elections.
“On behalf of Ms Mufti, I’d like to congratulate @ArvindKejriwal for his spectacular victory & especially Dilliwallahs for rejecting vitriolic divisive politics & voting on real issues instead,” Mehbooba’s daughter Iltija Mufti tweeted from her mother’s handle on Tuesday.
-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Jagat Prakash Nadda said that his party respects the mandate given by the people of Delhi in the Assembly elections.
-As AAP inches towards a historic win in Delhi, chief Arvind Kejriwal at the party office said, “Dilli walon ghazab kar diya aap logon ne! I love you”.
-AAP’s Ajay Dutt defeated BJP’s Khushiram Chunar from Ambedkar Nagar seat
-Mukesh Kumar Ahlawat of the AAP defeated BJP’s Ram Chander Chawriya from Sultanpur Majra, a reserved seat
-Bharatiya Janata Party’s Om Prakash Sharma won from Vishwas Nagar seat
-AAP’s Kuldeep Kumar was fighting against Raj Kumar of BJP and defeated him from the Kondli seat.
-AAP candidate Adbul Rehman defeats BJP’s Kaushal Kumar Mishra from Seelampur Assembly constituency by 27,887.