Will Arvind Kejriwal get a third term in Delhi or will the BJP — which held a high-voltage campaign — manage to come to power in the national capital after almost two decades? Or will the Congress prove exit polls wrong and “spring a surprise” in Delhi? The results of assembly election in Delhi will decide the future of politics in the city-state.
The Delhi assembly election 2020 was seen as a direct contest between the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP, which is in power at the centre.
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.
Exit polls released after the conclusion of voting predicted as many as 56 of the 70 assembly sats for AAP, leaving 14 for the BJP and zero for the Congress.
Health warning: Exit polls usually get it wrong.
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The Congress is hopeful of springing a surprise in the national capital even though the exit polls say otherwise.
The party has not been able to match the high octane campaign of the BJP and the “Bijli Paani” narrative of the Aam Aadmi Party, and ran its campaign on development works carried out under late Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit from December 1998 to December 2013.
The Aam Aadmi Party’s centred its campaign around the pro-people initiatives taken up in the national capital such as the slashing of electricity rates, installation of CCTV cameras and free bus rides for women.
Delhi Assembly Election Results 2020
Counting of votes begins at 8 am. Strong rooms spread across the city storing the EVMs are being heavily guarded, with a “three-layer security ring”, Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh told news agency PTI.
Exit polls have predicted the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP winning as many as 56 of the 70 assembly seats in the national capital, leaving 14 for the BJP and zero for the Congress..
AAP won 67 of 70 seats in an unprecedented sweep in 2015. Since then the party has conceded one seat to the BJP in a bypoll and six of its lawmakers have been disqualified over joining other parties.
Only 62 per cent of the over 1.47 crore Delhi voters exercised their democratic right.
Delhi election 2020 – An AAP vs BJP battle
Delhi election results: The Delhi assembly election 2020 was seen as a direct contest between the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP, which is in power at the centre.