Arvind Kejriwal to take oath as Delhi CM shortly, retain Cabinet

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attending a rally in New Delhi. Photo: ANI
Arvind Kejriwal, whose party stormed to power in Delhi on Tuesday for the third term by winning 62 of 70 seats, is set to take oath as Chief Minister for a third term. The oath-taking ceremony is being held at the Ramlila Maidan, which is open to public. A

AAP held on to the nearly 54 per cent votes it had got in the 2015 Delhi Assembly polls, while the BJP improved its tally with 38.51 per cent votes. The Congress party, which ruled Delhi for 15 years before being voted out in 2013, drew a blank.

"This is a win for Mother India," Kejriwal told his supporters after the verdict on February 11. he is likely to retain the Cabinet from 2015 with manish Sisodia his deputy and the Education Minister. 


11:58 AM IST I am going to take oath for the third time as a minister in the government. Heartfelt gratitude to the people of Delhi for this love and respect.    आज @ArvindKejriwal सरकार में मंत्री के रूप में तीसरी बार शपथ लेने जा रहा हूँ. दिल्ली की जनता का इस प्यार और सम्मान के लिए तहे दिल से आभार. ईमानदारी और शिक्षा की राजनीति के लिए जान भी हाज़िर है. — Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) February 16, 2020

11:33 AM IST Ramlila Maidan decked up for swearing in ceremony. (AAP) Massive gathering at Ramlila for Kejriwal's swearing in.  (AAP)

11:27 AM IST Taking to Twitter on Sunday morning, Kejriwal urged Delhiites to attend his oath-taking ceremony to bless "their son". Besides the AAP chief, his cabinet colleagues - Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai, Satyendar Jain, Kailash Gahlot, Imran Hussain and Rajendra Pal Gautam will also take oath.   आज तीसरी बार दिल्ली के CM की शपथ लूंगा। अपने बेटे को आशीर्वाद देने रामलीला मैदान जरूर आइएगा।pic.twitter.com/98k4WHTOYB — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 16, 2020

11:25 AM IST AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as the chief minister of Delhi for the third consecutive time on Sunday at the city's Ramlila Maidan where a multi-level security arrangement has been put in place. Read More

10:43 PM IST After scripting a scintillating win in the just-concluded Delhi polls, the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP is now likely to focus on the next municipal elections, sources said on Wednesday.   "As the party has registered a landslide victory in the assembly elections, it will now focus on the next MCD polls," a source said.  

10:40 PM IST Police have arrested Dharamvir alias Kalu in the case and said there was enmity between him and the deceased 45-year-old Ashok Mann ruling out any political angle behind the attack in which a party supporter was killed.

10:35 PM IST The BJP is prepared to work as an aware opposition and expects the new AAP regime to implement the Modi government's flagship schemes like the Ayushman Bharat and the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) in the national capital, the saffron party's Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters after meeting the MLAs on Wednesday.

10:34 PM IST The highest number of votes in the None of the Above (NOTA) category was polled in Matiala, with six of the nine candidates in the constituency getting lesser than it in the tally, according to data shared by the Election Commission on its website. In Matiala, the NOTA votes stood at 1,602, the highest under that category across the total 70 constituencies, while the lowest number of NOTA votes were polled in Matia Mahal -- 216.   Over 43,000 votes in the just-concluded Delhi Assembly polls were cast in the NOTA category, constituting about 0.5 per cent of total votes polled.

9:15 PM IST Only three Congress candidates -- Arvinder Singh Lovely from Gandhi Nagar, Devender Yadav from Badli and Abhishek Dutt from Kasturba Nagar -- could save their deposits. The grand old party's performance in the just-concluded Delhi Assembly elections touched a record low with the party bagging less than five per cent votes and 63 of its candidates losing their deposits.   The party had ruled Delhi for 15 years on the trot under former chief minister Sheila Dikshit.  

9:13 PM IST Former Union minister Krishna Tirath, ex-Delhi ministers A K Walia, Haroon Yusuf and Parvez Hashmi, and Poonam Azad, wife of the party's campaign committee head and former cricketer Kirti Azad, were among the 63 Congress candidates who forfeited deposits after the party received a drubbing in the February 8 polls. As per the constituency-wise data shared on the EC website, a total of 529 candidates lost deposits.

9:08 PM IST Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday accepted the resignation of AICC Delhi in-charge P C Chacko and Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra, and appointed Shakti Sinh Gohil in Chacko's place.   Chacko and Chopra resigned from their post in the wake of the party's debacle in the Delhi assembly elections.

9:07 PM IST The new Delhi Legislative Assembly was constituted on Wednesday, a day after the Aam Aadmi Party swept the elections winning 62 of the 70 seats.   The official Twitter handle of the Delhi Assembly said the Election Commission has notified the results of the February 8 polls.   "With this the Seventh Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi is deemed to have been constituted w.e.f (with effect from) 12.02.2020 (Section 73 of the Representation of the People Act,1951)," it said.

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Manish Sisodia likely to retain Deputy CM post

I am going to take oath for the third time as a minister in the government. Heartfelt gratitude to the people of Delhi for this love and respect. 

 

In Pics: Massive crowd in Ramlila Maidan for swearing-in ceremony

Ramlila Maidan decked up for swearing in ceremony. (AAP)


Massive gathering at Ramlila for Kejriwal's swearing in.  (AAP)

To continue work, Kejriwal to retain Cabinet from 2015

Taking to Twitter on Sunday morning, Kejriwal urged Delhiites to attend his oath-taking ceremony to bless "their son". Besides the AAP chief, his cabinet colleagues - Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai, Satyendar Jain, Kailash Gahlot, Imran Hussain and Rajendra Pal Gautam will also take oath.

 

Kejriwal set to take oath as Delhi CM

AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as the chief minister of Delhi for the third consecutive time on Sunday at the city's Ramlila Maidan where a multi-level security arrangement has been put in place. Read More

Next target- MCD polls

After scripting a scintillating win in the just-concluded Delhi polls, the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP is now likely to focus on the next municipal elections, sources said on Wednesday.
 
"As the party has registered a landslide victory in the assembly elections, it will now focus on the next MCD polls," a source said.

 

Man held for firing on AAP MLA's convoy; police deny political angle

Police have arrested Dharamvir alias Kalu in the case and said there was enmity between him and the deceased 45-year-old Ashok Mann ruling out any political angle behind the attack in which a party supporter was killed.

Delhi BJP chief meets newly elected party MLAs

The BJP is prepared to work as an aware opposition and expects the new AAP regime to implement the Modi government's flagship schemes like the Ayushman Bharat and the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) in the national capital, the saffron party's Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters after meeting the MLAs on Wednesday.

Highest NOTA votes in Matiala, lowest in Matia Mahal

The highest number of votes in the None of the Above (NOTA) category was polled in Matiala, with six of the nine candidates in the constituency getting lesser than it in the tally, according to data shared by the Election Commission on its website.

In Matiala, the NOTA votes stood at 1,602, the highest under that category across the total 70 constituencies, while the lowest number of NOTA votes were polled in Matia Mahal -- 216.
 
Over 43,000 votes in the just-concluded Delhi Assembly polls were cast in the NOTA category, constituting about 0.5 per cent of total votes polled.

Only 3 Congress candidates saved deposits

Only three Congress candidates -- Arvinder Singh Lovely from Gandhi Nagar, Devender Yadav from Badli and Abhishek Dutt from Kasturba Nagar -- could save their deposits.

The grand old party's performance in the just-concluded Delhi Assembly elections touched a record low with the party bagging less than five per cent votes and 63 of its candidates losing their deposits.
 
The party had ruled Delhi for 15 years on the trot under former chief minister Sheila Dikshit.
 

Krishna Tirath, A K Walia, Haroon Yusuf and Parvez Hashmi lost deposits

Former Union minister Krishna Tirath, ex-Delhi ministers A K Walia, Haroon Yusuf and Parvez Hashmi, and Poonam Azad, wife of the party's campaign committee head and former cricketer Kirti Azad, were among the 63 Congress candidates who forfeited deposits after the party received a drubbing in the February 8 polls.

As per the constituency-wise data shared on the EC website, a total of 529 candidates lost deposits.

Congress appoints Shakti Gohil as Delhi in-charge; Chacko, Chopra resign

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday accepted the resignation of AICC Delhi in-charge P C Chacko and Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra, and appointed Shakti Sinh Gohil in Chacko's place.
 
Chacko and Chopra resigned from their post in the wake of the party's debacle in the Delhi assembly elections.

Seventh Delhi Legislative Assembly constituted

The new Delhi Legislative Assembly was constituted on Wednesday, a day after the Aam Aadmi Party swept the elections winning 62 of the 70 seats.
 
The official Twitter handle of the Delhi Assembly said the Election Commission has notified the results of the February 8 polls.
 
"With this the Seventh Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi is deemed to have been constituted w.e.f (with effect from) 12.02.2020 (Section 73 of the Representation of the People Act,1951)," it said.

Congress loses, AAP gains

The Congress' decline in the national capital indicated that the Muslim community has shifted to the Aam Aadmi Party.
 
Take for instance, Congress' Haroon Yusuf, a minister in the former Sheila Dikshit government, who bagged only 5,107 votes in Ballimaran against his AAP rival who garnered 65,612 votes.
 
In the neighbouring Matia Mahal seat, Congress' Mirza Javed Ali got merely 3,403 votes as against 67,250 votes bagged by AAP's Shoaib Iqbal.

Congress shrinks in six Muslim-dominated seats, bags less than 45,000 votes polled together

In six Muslim-dominated assembly seats of Delhi, the Congress bagged less than 45,000 votes polled together, in contrast to the Lok Sabha polls when it did significantly well seven months ago.

In five of the six seats -- Ballimaran, Okhla, Matia Mahal, Babarpur, Mustafabad -- the Congress bagged a little more than 5,000 votes in each constituency.
The only saving grace for the party was Seelampur where it garnered more than 20,000 votes.

Over 500 candidates lost deposits

Over 500 of the 672 candidates who fought the high-stakes Delhi Assembly polls lost their deposits, according to data shared by the Election Commission on its website.

Former Union minister Krishna Tirath, ex-Delhi ministers A K Walia, Haroon Yusuf and Parvez Hashmi, and Poonam Azad, wife of the party's campaign committee head and former cricketer Kirti Azad, were among the 63 Congress candidates who forfeited deposits after the party received a drubbing in the February 8 polls.

Neither offered to step down nor asked to resign after poll defeat: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari

Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday said neither has he offered to step down nor has he been asked to resign from the post in the wake of the party's poor performance in the assembly elections in the national capital.
 
Sources, however, claimed that Tiwari had contacted a top party functionary and offered to step down as the Delhi unit chief after the BJP suffered a crushing defeat.

Kejriwal likely to retain cabinet ministers

Arvind Kejriwal is likely to retain all the cabinet ministers who were part of his previous government, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) sources said on Wednesday.
 
Manish Sisodia, Rajendra Pal Gautam, Satyendar Jain, Kailash Gahlot, Gopal Rai and Imran Hussain are likely to be retained in the new AAP government, the sources told PTI.

Over 50% newly-elected Delhi MLAs have serious criminal cases: ADR analysis

An analysis of the declarations made by MLAs reveals that 43 elected MLAs face criminal cases, of whom 37 have declared serious charges including those related to rape, attempt to murder and crime against women, as per a study by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a non-government organisation working on electoral reforms.

Delhi people have shown light in this regime of darkness: CPI(M) leader Tarigami

CPI(M) senior leader from Kashmir Yousuf Tarigami on Wednesday took a dig at the Centre, asking them to notify Jammu and Kashmir as a central jail so that it no longer has to enforce draconian laws like the PSA on its citizens.
 
Welcoming the AAP's victory in the Delhi Assembly elections, he said the people of the national capital have shown some light in the "regime of darkness".
"AAP's victory was like a hope in the current regime of darkness," Tarigami said, congratulating the people of Delhi.

Go for surgical action to revive Congress, says Veerappa Moily

Expressing concern over the Congress debacle in the Delhi Assembly elections, senior party leader M Veerappa Moily said on Wednesday the time to act is now as he called for a "surgical action" to revive the outfit.
 
Moily, a former union minister, argued that the Congress could not perform because its "votebanks have been transferred to AAP as they thought only he (AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal) can defeat the BJP."

Blame game in Congress after loss; leaders blame Sheila Dikshit for defeat

A day after the party's rout in Delhi elections, the knives are out in the Congress with leaders blaming each other and raising questions on whether the party has outsourced the task of defeating the BJP to others.
 
AICC Delhi in-charge PC Chacko sought to put the blame of the party's decline on late Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, saying the party started losing ground when she was at the helm in 2013.

After defeat, BJP recalibrates to highlight Centre's public welfare work

Hours after the BJP faced a stunning defeat in Delhi elections, all Union ministers received a letter from their Cabinet colleague and senior party leader Prakash Javadekar asking them to design a campaign to highlight the welfare work done by their respective ministries.
 
The information and broadcasting minister shot off the letter on Tuesday evening, asking all his ministerial colleagues to inform people about their ministry's "public welfare work" through television, newspapers, outdoor and digital mediums between February 15 and March 31.

All four ex-mayors, municipal leaders fielded by BJP get a drubbing in Delhi polls

All four former mayors fielded by the BJP in the just-concluded Delhi polls received a drubbing at the hands of the AAP as the municipal leaders were reduced to second positions in the constituencies they were fighting the elections from.

The entire cabinet will take oath along with the CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal: Manish Sisodia

Manish Sisodia, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP): The entire cabinet will take oath along with the CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal. The ceremony will begin at 10 AM on  February 16, at Ramlila Maidan. 

Dalai Lama lauds Arvind Kejriwal's happiness curriculum initiative

Dalai Lama lauds Kejriwal's happiness curriculum initiative
 
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Wednesday congratulated Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his party's success in the Assembly elections, saying his initiative to incorporate aspects of inner mental development into the school curriculum is laudable.
 
Expressing appreciation of the vibrant democracy that the people of India have enjoyed since the country became independent in August 1947, the Nobel Peace Laureate said: "The people of Delhi will continue to benefit from your able leadership."
 
"As I mentioned to you on July 2, 2018 when we launched the happiness curriculum for government schools in New Delhi, I have deep admiration for the efforts that you and your government have made towards shaping better, happier human beings with improved values.
 
"These measures will have a positive impact on children's overall education, as well as helping the poor to fulfil their dreams of improving their lives," the Dalai Lama said in a statement.
 
"In addition to promoting basic human values and encouraging inter-religious harmony, I am committed to reviving interest in the ancient Indian understanding of the workings of the mind and emotions. I therefore appreciate the Delhi government's initiative to incorporate aspects of inner mental development into the school curriculum.
 
"Through such initiatives, you are showing a path to the rest of India. This is important, as I believe India is the only country that can successfully combine this ancient knowledge with modern education and ensure that people know how to achieve lasting peace of mind," he added.

Congratulations, now make Hanuman Chalisa mandatory in all schools, madrasas: BJP's Vijayvargiya

BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Wednesday congratulated AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal for winning the Delhi elections while also taking a jibe at him, asking for Hanuman Chalisa to be introduced in all educational institutions of Delhi.
 
"Congratulations to Arvind Kejriwal Ji! Certainly, whosoever comes to Lord Hanuman gets his blessings. Now the time has come that Hanuman Chalisa recitation should be made compulsory in all schools, madrasas and other educational institutions of Delhi. Why should 'Delhi' children remain deprived of the blessings of Bajrangbali?" Kailash Vijayvargiya wrote on twitter.

Sonia Gandhi, Venkaiah Naidu call up Kejriwal and congratulate him

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu called up AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and congratulated him over his party's victory in Delhi election.

Delhi election result a big relief, says Yogendra Yadav

Swaraj Party leader Yogendra Yadav, who was once an integral part of the Aam Aadmi Party, has said that the results of Delhi Assembly election are a big relief, but does not show the road ahead on the political landscape of India.
 
In a conversation with IANS, Yadav said he feels the results are a relief as the BJP could not rise to power on the basis of its communal agenda, adding "it would have been vey bad if BJP had won".
 
Yadav said the election results have halted the "wheels of Bharatiya Janata Party's communal juggernaut". The saffron party, that was locked in a high decibel pre-electoral campaign battle with the AAP, could not even manage to get double-digit seats but improved its tally to eight, compared to three it bagged in 2015 polls.
 
Yadav was one of the prominent figures to feature in the Anna Hazare-led anti-corruption movement of which AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal was also one of the leading faces.
 
Yadav told IANS after the announcement of election results on Tuesday, that the mandate should make BJP understand that the people have discarded its communal agenda, and the party should focus more on the upliftment of the poor.
 
"Don't stick to Shaheen Bagh issue and try to mislead the people. The AAP and the people of Delhi deserve to be congratulated for this by cleaning up the communal mind of the BJP," Yadav said.

Kejriwal at the Raj Niwas to meet Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal

CM-designate & AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal arrives at the Raj Niwas to meet Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

Is Delhi really a microcosm of India? When it comes to how people vote, it has proven to be.

Narendra Modi’s 2014 victory was followed by a bigger victory in 2019. Similarly, Arvind Kejriwal pulled off a nearly thumping victory, winning 62 of the 70 seats, marginally down from the 67 his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had won in 2015.
 
The much-expected victory has one strong message from the AAP and three key takeaways from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) camp, which neither Kejriwal party, nor India’s other regional parties can afford to overlook.
 
An analysis of results data provided by the Election Commission and Trivedi Centre for Political Data at Ashoka University shows that the BJP increased its popularity -- read vote share -- despite the debacle. Second, the relative popularity -- loss of votes compared to 2015 -- of the AAP took a hit despite their victory. Finally, regional parties about to face polls soon, such as the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Trinamool Congress, are likely to face tighter contests than they expect.
 
However, the AAP’s message was stronger: It built its voter protective shield so tough that the BJP’s dent into AAP’s support base was small, and insufficient to win seats.
 
 

BJP will continue to lose in state elections, says Karti Chidambaram

Congress leader Karti Chidambaram said that BJP will continue to lose in state elections in the future.
 
"People who vote in state assembly election will vote differently than a parliamentary election. BJP is thinking that they can win in state elections also but the Delhi election clearly shows what is the reality. This will continue in all the next elections in all states," Karti told reporters.
 
"To analyze the digital data and social media, political parties are keeping political strategists. But they are not the reasons for the victory of a party. A state party principal and good leadership is the reason for victory," he added.
 
"My takeaway from Delhi Elections 2020 is, people will vote differently in assembly and parliament elections. "National" leaders can't win state polls. Centralised leadership model will fall short most of the time to strong state leadership in assembly polls. Local issues matter," he tweeted.

Kejriwal likely to take oath on Feb 14 or 16

AAP is considering two dates for the oath-taking ceremony of the chief minister February 14 and February 16. Both in 2013 and 2015, Kejriwal had taken oath as chief minister on February 14.
 
However, a venue for the oath-taking ceremony has not been decided.

AAP MLAs to meet at Kejriwal's residence to pick legislature party leader at 11:30 am

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal has called a meeting of the party's newly elected MLAs at his residence on Wednesday, senior party leader Gopal Rai said.
 
In the meeting scheduled at 11.30 am on Wednesday, the AAP's Leader of Legislature Party will be chosen by the MLAs, he told PTI on Tuesday.

AAP's Sanjeev Jha won by more than 88,000 or 62.81 per cent votes from Burari

AAP's Sanjeev Jha won by more than 88,000 votes defeating JDU's Shailendra Kumar who got 51,440 votes from Burari. Jha secured 1,39,598 or 62.81 per cent votes.

From Adarsh Nagar constituency, AAP candidate Pawan Sharma defeated BJP's Raj Kumar Bhatia by 1,589 votes.

From Adarsh Nagar constituency, AAP candidate Pawan Sharma defeated BJP's Raj Kumar Bhatia by 1,589 votes.
 
Sharma fetched 46,892 or 45.2 per cent votes while Bhatia got 45,303 or 43.66 per cent votes.

BJP candidate from Laxmi Nagar, Abhay Verma won by 880 votes

BJP candidate from Laxmi Nagar, Abhay Verma won by 880 votes. AAP had fielded Nitin Tyagi from the seat.
 
While Verma got 65,735 (48.04 per cent) votes, Tyagi finished a close second with 64,855 (47.4) per cent votes.

AAP's Bhupinder Singh Joon wins from Bijwasan by lowest margin of 753 votes

Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party won the Assembly polls in Delhi with a massive mandate with some of the candidates winning from their respective seats by huge margin but there were constituencies where there was a neck-to-neck fight between contestants and the winner emerged victorious by a thin margin.
 
AAP candidate Bhupinder Singh Joon who contested from Bijwasan won by 753 votes against BJP's Sat Prakash Rana.
 
According to the data available on Election Commission website, Joon got 57,271 or 45.83 votes as against Rana who got 56,518 or 45.22 per cent votes.

Shots fired at AAP MLA's convoy, party worker dead

A party worker was killed after some unidentified people opened fire at AAP MLA Naresh Yadav's convoy in southwest Delhi's Kishangarh village on late Tuesday night, police said.
 
The newly-elected MLA along with his supporters was returning home after paying obeisance at a temple in his constituency, the police said.
 
According to sources, seven rounds were fired at the Mehrauli MLA's convoy.
 
The Delhi Police on Wednesday registered an FIR in connection with the firing incident. Delhi Police said that investigation is on and working "on all angles" to find out the motive behind firing the shots at Naresh Yadav's convoy.
 
One volunteer Ashok Mann was killed while another volunteer Harender was injured when shots were fired at Aam Aadmi Party MLA Naresh Yadav's convoy here on Tuesday night.

So how did AAP manage to sweep Delhi elections? Tune in to this podcast to find out

Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party won 62 of Delhi's 70 seats, leaving the BJP with just eight seats. The Congress party, which ruled Delhi for 15 years before being voted out in 2013, drew a blank.
 
Business Standard's Ankur Bhardwaj interviews political editors Archis Mohan and Aditi Phadnis about Delhi election results

Listen to the podcast here.

 

When Arvind Kejriwal said 'I love you' to Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party scripted history in Delhi when the party almost repeated its 2015 performance by winning 62 seats. After the trends became clear, the party workers and supporters celebrated outside the party office where Kejriwal said, 'I love you' to Delhi. Watch the video here



Its official! EC declares result in all 70 seats; AAP wins 62 seats, BJP gets 8

Official ECI results has been declared for all 70 seats. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 62 seats while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 8 seats. Congress drew a blank. 


Results on 66 seats declared

The EC has till now declared results on 66 seats out of which the Aam Aadmi Party has won 59 seats. BJP has won the remaining 7 seats and the Congress has drawn a blank. In the remaining 4 seats, AAP is leading in 3 seats while BJP is leading in one. 

AAP inches towards 60 mark, wins 56 seats

Party Lead Won 63 /70
AAP 6 56
BJP 1 7
Total 7 63

My future role in the party is internal matter, says Manoj Tiwari

Taking full responsibility of his party's poor show in the Delhi Assembly polls, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said his future role in the party is an internal matter.
 
Tiwari, who led the Delhi BJP through its impressive victories in civic body polls in 2017 and Lok Sabha elections last year, failed to pass the test of fire as his party suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) managing to win just eight of the 70 assembly seats.

AAP wins all 12 seats reserved for SC candidates

The Aam Aadmi Party has emerged victorious on all the 12 seats reserved for SC candidates, with the minimum victory margin being almost 12,000 votes.

Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra offers resignation after embarrassing loss

Nitish evades queries on Delhi poll outcome

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar side-stepped queries on the outcome of assembly polls in Delhi, where the coalition comprising his JD(U),BJP and LJP has been drubbed by the incumbent Aam Aadmi Party
 
"Janata maalik hai", uttered Kumar with hands folded above his head and the ghost of a smile playing on his lips as he sauntered past a posse of journalists tossing queries on the sidelines of a function where he unveiled a statue of Sangh ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay
 Why Delhi elections must be regarded as polarised inspite of AAP's landslide victory? Read on

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik congratulates Kejriwal

AAP workers celebrate party's Delhi win across Haryana

AAP workers went into a celebratory mode in Bhiwani's Siwani--the native place of Arvind Kejriwal--after the party registered a landslide victory.
 
A similar atmosphere prevailed at Aam Aadmi Party's Haryana headquarters in Rohtak, where workers could be seen applying "gulal" on each other
 

Delhi election result: AAP wins 54 seats, leading in 8. BJP bags 6

Party Lead Won 60 / 70
AAP 8 54
BJP 2 6
Total 10 60

Kamal Haasan congratulates Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi election result: AAP wins 52 seats, BJP bags 6

Party       Lead Won 58 / 70     
AAP 10 52
BJP 2 6
Total 12 58

Party-wise vote share as per Election Commission


Former PM H D Deve Gowda writes to Arvind Kejriwal

Your victory assures rest of India yet again that desperate acts of communal polarisation has limited currency, said Deve Gowda

Delhi election result: AAP wins 48 seats, BJP bags 6

 
Party Lead Won 54 / 70
AAP 14 48
BJP 2 6
Total 16 54

Delhi election result: AAP wins 44 seats, BJP 5

Party Lead  Won 49/70
AAP 18 44
BJP 3 5

Total
 
21
49
 

Delhi election result: AAP's Amanatullah Khan wins Okhla seat by over 70,000 votes

Aam Aadmi Party's Amanatullah Khan won the Okhla seat by over 70,000 votes after defeating BJP's Braham Singh.
 
In the initial trends, Singh was leading by 194 votes, but Khan later took a huge lead and is all set to retain the seat.
 
The city's Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Nagar fall under the Okhla constituency. Shaheen Bagh has become the epicentre of protest against the Citizenship (Amendment Act) as women with young children have been on a sit-in protest there for nearly two months.
 
Less than two kilometres away from Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Millia Islamia students with the support of Jamia Nagar locals have been holding protests against the CAA on the road outside the varsity.

Delhi election result: PM Modi congratulates Kejriwal, AAP

Rajnath Singh, Chandrababu Naidu, Sharad Pawar, KTR, Tejaswi Yadav, Uddhav Thackeray, other leaders congratulate Arvind Kejriwal and AAP


















YS Jagan Mohan Reddy congratulates Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi election result: AAP wins from 38 seats, BJP 5

Party Lead  Won 43/70
AAP 24 38
BJP 3 5

Total
 
27
43
 

Delhi election result: AAP wins from 17 seats, BJP 1

Party Lead  Won 40/70
AAP 25 37
BJP 5 3

Total
 
30
40
 

Delhi election result: Prakash Javadekar congratulates Arvind Kejriwal and AAP

Union minister Prakash Javadekar on February 3, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had called himself an "anarchist" and there is not much of a "difference between an anarchist and a terrorist".
 
"Kejriwal is now asking with a sad face, 'am I a terrorist?' You are a terrorist and there is a lot of evidence to prove that. You yourself had said you are an anarchist. There is not much of a difference between an anarchist and a terrorist," the senior BJP leader said.


 

Best wishes to Kejriwal and AAP on winning Delhi elections: Rahul Gandhi

Why Delhi poll results are to be seen as polarised despite AAP's huge win

The Aam Aadmi Party's huge victory in the Delhi Assembly elections is being seen as a setback to the BJP. That the electorate of Delhi refused to get swayed by the saffron party's virulent anti-Muslim tirade is in itself commendable. However, the fact remains that despite its remarkable achievements in delivering a host of services, the AAP could not prevent the BJP from registering a growth in its vote share. The poll outcome reminded me of a cynical remark made by a friend, who asserted that if the BJP manages to increase its tally beyond 3, the elections must be regarded as polarised, writes Apoorvanand. Read on...

Best birthday gift ever: Kejriwal's wife on AAP poll win

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal said she could not have asked for a better gift on her birthday than the mandate given by the people of Delhi in the assembly polls.
 
Speaking at the party office, Sunita, a former IRS officer, said the campaigning saw several "ups and downs" but the party members had complete faith in their work.
 
"Delhi people have given me a gift, could not have asked for a better gift. There was anxiety, several ups and downs were going on. We trusted our work. Delhi has made 'kaam' (work) victorious," Sunita said.

Delhi election result: Congress party loses deposits of 63 candidates

Congress's performance touched a record low in the Delhi Assembly election as the party bagged less than 5 per cent of the total votes polled and 63 of its candidates lost their deposits.
 
The party, which ruled Delhi for 15 years on the trot under former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, failed to open its account for the second consecutive assembly election in Delhi.
 
Only three of its candidates — Arvinder Singh Lovely from Gandhi Nagar, Devender Yadav from Badli and Abhishek Dutt from Kasturba Nagar — managed to save their deposits.
 
Security deposit of a candidate is forfeited if he/she fails to secure one-sixth of the total valid votes cast in a constituency.
 
Most of Congress candidates got less than 5 per cent of the total votes polled in their respective constituencies.
 
Delhi Congress chief Shubhash Chopra's daughter Shivani Chopra, who was the party candidate from Kalkaji, also could not save her deposit.
 
Former Delhi Assembly Speaker Yoganand Shastri's daughter Priyanka Singh also forfeited her deposit.
 
The party's campaign committee chairman Kirti Azad's wife, Poonam Azad, lost badly and stood fourth, polling only 2,604 (2.23) votes.

Delhi election result: Arvind Kejriwal visits Hanuman temple after poll verdict

On the voting day, BJP leader Manoj Tiwari commented on Kejriwal's Hanuman temple visit, saying, "Had he gone to worship Lord Hanuman or inflict impurity? He picked up the garland with the same hand he took out his shoes...what has he done? When fake devotees come, this is what happens. I told pandit ji to wash Hanuman ji (the idol) many times)."

Kejriwal at Hanuman Temple

Senior Congress members insulted Sheila Dikshit, then tried to claim credits for her work, says Sandeep Dikshit

Sandeep Dikshit: Some senior leaders of the party only insulted and badmouthed Sheila Dikshit in last 6-7 years, even when we were in power. If you do this on one hand and later claim credits for her work, then who will believe you?

Congress' performance is not surprising, says Sandeep Dikshit

Sandeep Dikshit, Congress: Congress' performance is not surprising...We were no where there. We tried to showcase the work done by Sheila ji but it was done really late. Unfortunately Subhash Chopra was given the responsibility really late.

Tajinder Singh Bagga says will fulfill manifesto promises in personal capacity

BJP candidate from the Hari Nagar constituency, Tajinder Singh Bagga conceded defeat and said, "I will open free self-defense coaching centre for girls in Hari Nagar Vidhanasabha in the next 30 days."


Arvind Kejriwal leaves party office after celebrating party's victory in Delhi polls

Delhi didn't reject us as BJP's vote share has increased: Manoj Tiwari

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday said the party will review why it failed to meet its own expectations in the Assembly polls and saw a moral victory in the fact that the party's vote share has increased since 2015.
 
"Delhi must have given mandate after careful thinking. Our vote percentage has increased from 32 per cent to around 38 per cent. Delhi did not reject us and the increase (in vote share) is a good sign for us," he told reporters.
Congratulations to Arvind Kejirwal and Aam Aadmi Party for empathic victory. Wish you the best for making Delhi better than it is. People have spoken. Democracy has strengthened. Hopefully, acrimony will end: Sachin Pilot, Congress

Delhi election result: AAP wins from 28 seats, BJP 2


We don't do politics of hate, says Manoj Tiwari

Manoj Tiwari, Delhi BJP chief: We don't do politics of hate, we do politics of 'sabka saath sabka vikas'. Lot of things are said during elections but we never wanted that roads should be blocked for 60 days. We opposed that yesterday, we are opposing that today.

Delhi election result: AAP wins from 18 seats, BJP 1


Delhi election result: AAP wins from 17 seats, BJP 1

Party Lead  Won 0/70
AAP 46 17
BJP 6 1

Total
 
52
18
 

AAP workers celebrate ahead of the final results

AAP workers celebrate ahead of the final results, as early trends show party's victory in the Delhi Assembly polls, in Guwahati. Photo: PTI

Arvind Kejriwal addresses the party workers

Delhi election result: AAP wins from 13 seats, BJP 1

Party Leads 70/70 Won 0/70
AAP 50 13
BJP 6 1

Total
 
56 44
 

Delhi election result 2020 latest update


Manoj Tiwari thanks Delhi voters, congratulates Arvind Kejriwal

This election has given birth to a new type of politics, says Kejriwal

Delhi has voted for development, says Kejriwal. It will lead us into the 21st century.

Today is a day of victory for the people of Delhi: Kejriwal

I'm grateful to the people of Delhi for giving a chance for the third time, says Arvind Kejriwal


Delhi election result: AAP win Kalkaji, Gokalpur, Greater Kailash, Janakpuri

Party Leads 70/70 Won 0/70
AAP 59 4
BJP 7  

Total
 
67 4

Delayed decision making, lack of unity for party's drubbing in Delhi polls: Congress leader

Senior Delhi Congress leader and national spokesperson of the party Sharmishtha Mukjherjee alleged delay in decision making and lack of strategy and unity at the state level for the party's humiliating performance reflected in the Assembly poll results on Tuesday.
 
Mukherjee, president of Delhi Mahila Congress, stated that it was high time that the party takes some action. She added that she too was responsible for the Congress' poor show.
 
"We r again decimated in Delhi. Enuf of introspection, time 4 action now. Inordinate delay in decision making at the top, lack of strategy & unity at state level, demotivated workers, no grassroots connect-all r factors. Being part of d system, I too take my share of responsibility (sic)," Mukherjee tweeted as the results came out.
 
She also accused the BJP of playing divisive politics while crediting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for playing "smart politics" as the results showed a clean sweep by the AAP to return to power.


Delhi election result: What BJP is doing isn't patriotism, says AAP

Raghav Chadha, AAP's winning candidate from Rajinder Nagar: People of Delhi have proven that Delhi's son Arvind Kejriwal isn't a terrorist but a true patriot. He's working for nation building, the work he's doing is what constitutes patriotism. What BJP is doing, isn't patriotism.

Thank you to all the people of Delhi for putting their faith in AAP: Atishi

Atishi won from Kalkaji constituency by over 11,500 votes.


Delhi polls: Congress stares at oblivion

The Congress, which ruled Delhi for 15 years, on Tuesday stared at the dubious distinction of scoring a duck for the second consecutive time in assembly elections and being reduced to a fringe player in the national capital's politics.
 
Fears of the Congress not having a credible face, after the death of its three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit last July, and ceding its vote bank to the Aam Aadmi Party came true with the Arvind Kejriwal-led party capturing the space once occupied by the grand old party.
 
In what ended up being a bipolar contest between the AAP and the BJP, the Congress was trailing at a distant third on almost all the city's 70 seats with many candidates facing the ignominy of losing their deposits.

Delhi election result latest update by Election Commission


Delhi election result: BJP tried to do politics of hate but people of Delhi chose a government that works for the people, says Manish Sisodia

AAP's Manish Sisodia: I am happy to become the MLA from Patparganj assembly constituency again. BJP tried to do politics of hate but people of Delhi chose a government that works for the people.

'Janta malik hai': Nitish Kumar on Delhi poll results

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday side-stepped queries on the outcome of assembly polls in Delhi, where the coalition comprising his JD(U), BJP and LJP has been drubbed by the incumbent Aam Aadmi Party, with a terse observation will of the people is supreme.
 
"Janta malik hai," said Kumar with hands folded above his head and the ghost of a smile playing on his lips as he sauntered past a posse of journalists tossing queries on the sidelines of a function where he unveiled a statue of RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
 
The JD(U), of which Kumar is the national president, had contested two assembly segments in Delhi Burari and Sangam VIhar - and is trailing in both by huge margins.
 

AAP leader Raghav Chadha celebrates as trends show he is leading from Rajinder Nagar

Delhi election result: AAP leads in 61 seats, BJP in 9


Delhi election result: AAP leads in 59 seats, BJP in 11


Delhi election result: Manish Sisodia leads by 656 votes from Patparganj


Delhi election result LIVE: Arvind Kejriwal is leading by 14,000 votes from New Delhi constituency

Today is also Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita's birthday.

AAP's Amanatullah Khan set to retain Okhla, leads by a margin of over 37,000 votes

Incumbent AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan is headed for a victory from the Okhla constituency, which has been the epicentre of protests against the new citizenship law.
 
According to the latest election trends, Khan is leading against his BJP rival Braham Singh by a margin of 37,000 votes.
 
In the initial trends, Singh was leading by 194 votes, but Khan later look a huge lead and is all set to retain the seat.
 
Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Nagar fall under the Okhla constituency. Shaheen Bagh has become the epicentre of protest against the Citizenship (Amendment Act) where women with young children have been on a sit-in protest for nearly two months.
 
Less than two kilometres away from Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Millia Islamia students with the support of Jamia Nagar locals, have been holding protest on the road outside the varsity against the CAA.

What happened to BJP's tall claims of win? asks Kamal Nath on Delhi poll result.

"What happened to the BJP which was making tall claims? Being at the Centre, Modiji is close to Delhi's electorate which would have elected the BJP, if satisfied with his work," the Madhya Pradesh CM said.

Kerala CM greets Arvind Kejriwal, AAP for Delhi poll victory

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday congratulated his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal for AAP's "resounding victory" in assembly elections, saying let it be a harbinger for inclusive politics in the country.


AAP's Manish Sisodia trailing behind BJP's Ravi Negi

AAP's Manish Sisodia trailing behind BJP's Ravi Negi, by 1,223 votes, after 10th round of counting, in Patparganj assembly constituency.

Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga concedes defeat

Tajinder Bagga concedes defeat on behalf of the BJP. He says, "We respect the people's mandate. I would like to thanks all the people of my constituency and will always stand for them whether I win or lose. I would like to congratulate AAP."

Delhi election result: Sitaram Yechury congratulates Arvind Kejriwal

Amanatullah Khan is leading comfortably from Okhla - the constituency which includes Shaheen Bagh the epicentre of the anti-CAA protests

Amanatullah Khan, AAP candidate from Okhla the constituency which includes Shaheen Bagh the epicentre of the anti-CAA protests, is leading comfortably. He says it is the defeat of hate and that it's a victory of the people of Delhi.

Delhi election result: Accepting defeat, Alka Lamba says Hindu-Muslim votes were 'polarised'


Amanatullah Khan, AAP candidate from Okhla leads with record margin

Kejriwal and other AAP leaders are at the party office as trends indicate a third term for AAP

Kejriwal and other AAP leaders are at the party office as trends indicate a third term for AAP. Political strategist Prashant Kishor is also present

I hope Delhi develops under the chief ministership of Arvind Kejriwal: Gautam Gambhir

BJP MP from East Delhi, Gautam Gambhir: We accept Delhi election results and congratulate Arvind Kejriwal and the people of Delhi. We tried our best but, probably, we could not convince the people of the state. I hope Delhi develops under the chief ministership of Arvind Kejriwal.

Delhi election result: AAP kept its nerve even as BJP breathed fire in the campaign

Kejriwal refused to get ensnared by the BJP's repeated attempts to force him to take a stand on the Shaheen Bagh protests and stuck to his government's record and conduct in the social sector and its pro-poor policies and schemes. The campaign helped the Aap bridge the divide across castes and regions and brought chunks of the migrant votes from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to the AAP. This, despite the BJP appointing North-East Delhi MP, Manoj Tiwari as its state president. Tiwari is a popular Bhojpuri film actor and singer but he was not accepted by the BJP's rank-and-file. In the first three years of his tenure, Kejriwal battled the Centre's continued hostility that ended up depriving the Delhi government of central funds, and raised questions over the concept of cooperative federalism that PM Modi advocated for years.
 
The BJP was a late-comer to the elections but when it stepped on the plate, it did it with full fury under the stewardship of Shah. The BJP's discourse transformed from a focus on bijli, sadak, paani to a macro nationalist canvas that was dominated by ultra nationalism that manifested itself in incendiary slogans raised by central ministers in public meetings. Read on...

Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP on course to register thumping victory in Delhi polls

Riding on its development agenda, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party was on Tuesday set for a resounding victory in the Delhi assembly elections to retain power for a third term.
 
As votes for the February 8 elections were counted, the AAP was leading in 58 of 70 seats and the BJP in 12, leaving the Congress virtually decimated in a city it had ruled for three consecutive terms under Sheila Dikshit, according to Election Commission figures.
 
The elections in the national capital took place in the midst of massive protests in the city and elsewhere over the new citizenship law, the National Register of Citizens and the National Population Register.
 
The BJP faced charges of carrying out a "divisive" campaign to polarise the voters by consistently highlighting the over 50-day demonstration by a group of women in Shaheen Bagh area.

Delhi election result: AAP wins Tri Nagar and Shalimar Bagh seats

AAP's Bandana Kumari won Shalimar Bagh Assembly constituency, followed by Rekha Gupta of the BJP.

Delhi election result: Vote percentage


Thank you Delhi for standing up to protect the soul of India: Prashant Kishor

Delhi election seat-wise result: HARI NAGAR

Raj Kumari Dhillon of AAP is leading from Hari Nagar with a margin of 1,283 votes.

Delhi election seat-wise result: Shalimar Bagh

Bandana Kumari of AAP is leading from Shalimar Bagh with a margin of 540 votes.

Delhi Assembly elections result: BJP's sitting MLAs lead in their constituencies

Vote-counting trends for the Delhi Assembly polls show that the three sitting BJP MLAs - Vijender Gupta, Om Prakash Sharma and Jagdish Pradhan - are leading in their respective constituencies.
 
According to the Election Commission (EC), Pradhan is leading by 25,987 votes from Mustafabad constituency, while the ruling Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Haji Yunus is trailing.
 
Gupta, who is also the Opposition Leader in the Delhi Assembly, is leading by over 2,000 votes from Rohini constituency.
 
In Vishwas Nagar, Sharma is leading by 8,770 votes.

Delhi election result latest update by Election Commission


Delhi election seat-wise result: Kalkaji

Atishi of AAP is leading from Kalkaji with a margin of 163 votes.

Message from Delhi polls for BJP is 'poisonous' campaign will not work: Manoj Jha

Senior RJD leader Manoj Jha on Tuesday said the biggest message from the Delhi Assembly polls is for the BJP that "poisonous" campaign and statements will not work.
 
He said the message has also gone out to Bihar where assembly polls are due next year, and to the rest of the country.
 
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) had contested the Delhi election on four seats in alliance with the Congress. The alliance was staring at a massive defeat in the national capital.
 
"We are not at all disappointed, people have given their mandate (for AAP). The biggest message is for the BJP that poisonous campaign and statements will not work," Jha told reporters.
 
"The message has also gone to Bihar and the rest of the country. Hopefully, the BJP would do course correction and ask its leaders to shun divisive politics," the Rajya Sabha MP said.

Delhi election result: Mamata Banerjee congratulates Kejriwal, says people have rejected BJP

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Delhi Election Results: I have congratulated Arvind Kejriwal. People have rejected BJP. Only development will work, CAA, NRC and NPR will be rejected

On Arvind Kejriwal's orders, no firecrackers at AAP headquarters as party celebrates poll victory

As AAP is set to register a massive victory in the assembly polls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday asked party volunteers to not burst firecrackers during celebrations to prevent air pollution.
 
AAP volunteers grooved to party anthem "Lage Raho Kejriwal" and hugged each other and maintained they will strictly abide by the direction of Kejriwal.
 
They said other preparations, including ordering sweets and namkeens and even "band baja", were underway at the party's ITO headquarters.
 
The AAP was leading on 57 seats while the BJP on 13, according to the latest election trends.
 
In 2015, AAP secured a landslide victory when it bagged 67 seats, reducing the BJP to three. Congress drew a blank.
 
Reducing air pollution was one of the main promises made by the AAP in its manifesto and "guarantee card".

Delhi election seat-wise result: Model Town

Kapil Mishra of BJP is leading from Model Town with a margin of 10,400 votes.

Delhi election seat-wise result: Chandni Chowk

Parlad Singh Sawhney of AAP is leading from Chandni Chowk with a margin of 17,669 votes.

Delhi election result latest update: AAP leading in 58, BJP in 12 seats


Delhi election seat-wise result: Rajinder Nagar

Raghav Chadha of AAP is leading from Rajinder Nagar with a margin of 11,960 votes.

Delhi election seat-wise result: Patparganj

Manish Sisodia of AAP is trailing from Patparganj with a margin of 1,576 votes.

Delhi election seat-wise result: Okhla

Amanatullah Khan of AAP is leading from Okhla with a margin of 5,703 votes.

AAP campaign strategist Prashant Kishore thanks voters

Prashant Kishore thanks voters for saving the ''soul' of India.

Delhi polls fight between 'giant and pygmy': Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

The Delhi Assembly election was a fight between "a giant and a pygmy" and the AAP is winning it despite the NDA government using all its might to wrest power in the national capital, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said on Tuesday.
 
As trends indicated that the Aam Aadmi Party was leading on 56 seats and the BJP on 14, Chowdhury said the people of Delhi voted for development.
 
The Congress party was not leading on any of the 70 constituencies, according to latest trends.
 
"The common people have decided they will choose either BJP or AAP. It's a vote for the development agenda. The entire government, along with all its entire machinery, had been deployed in Delhi to win this election. From PM to grassroots workers, it's been a fight between a giant and a pygmy and the pygmy has won," he said.

Delhi election result: Party-wise vote-percentage, according to Election Commission


Delhi election result: Latest update by election commission


Delhi assembly result: BJP's Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga trailing from Hari Nagar constituency

AAP's Raj Kumari Dhillon leading against Bharatiya Janata Party's Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga from Hari Nagar constituency, after 5th round of counting.

Aam Aadmi Party's Rajesh Rishi leading against BJP's Ashish Sood from Janakpuri, after 7 rounds of counting

Aam Aadmi Party's Rajesh Rishi leading against BJP's Ashish Sood from Janakpuri, after 7 rounds of counting

Delhi election result: Congress sacrifice in Delhi helped AAP win

The Delhi election trends showed a drastic fall in the vote share of the Congress where the party has gone down from the 2015 polls.
 
The party insider admitted that if the Congress had put in tough fight, the BJP would have got more seats than they are getting now.
 
The Congress has led a lacklustre campaign in comparison with the BJP and the AAP. The vote difference between them is just about 10 per cent.
 
"The Congress has given walkover and if we would have made tacit arrangement with the AAP during elections, the party position may have been better in Delhi," said a party leader.
 
"The Congress was hoping to do good in minority dominated seats but the Muslims chose to vote for the AAP due to fear of BJP winning." said Parvez Ahmed, congress leader in Okhla.

Delhi election seat-wise result: Patparganj

Manish Sisodia of AAP is leading from Patparganj with a margin of 112 votes.

Delhi election seat-wise result: Rohini

Rajesh Nama Bansiwala of AAP is leading from Rohini with a margin of 1,172 votes.

Delhi election result LIVE: Manish Sisodia trails BJP's Ravinder Singh Negi

Neck-and-neck battle for Patparganj seat as deputy CM Manish Sisodia trails BJP's Ravinder Singh Negi.

AAP workers celebrate in Maharashtra

Delhi Assembly election result 2020: AAP headed for second term in Delhi, BJP distant second

The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday appeared to be heading back to power for a second term in Delhi with the party leading in 52 seats of the 70 and the BJP ahead in 18 as votes for last week's assembly elections were counted, according to Election Commission figures.
 
The contest for political power over the national capital was a bipolar one with the Congress nowhere in the reckoning, according to initial trends.
 
AAP supremo and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was leading in the New Delhi seat by 4,300 seats, while his deputy Manish Sisodia from Patparganj seat was ahead by 102 votes.
 
BJP leader Vijender Gupta, who is also leader of opposition in the Delhi legislative assembly, was trailing by over 1,200 votes from Rohini.
 
As early celebrations broke out in the AAP headquarters in Rouse Avenue, BJP's Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari asked his party supporters not to lose hope.

Delhi election seat-wise result: Kalkaji

Atishi of AAP is trailing from Okhla with a margin of 191 votes.

Delhi election result 2020: Not nervous, says Manoj Tiwari

Stating that he was not nervous, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari Tuesday said preparations for celebration at party offices had begun, as initial trends trickled in for the assembly polls.
 
"I am not nervous. We have appeared for a test, results will now come in," he told reporters.
 
He said he was ready to take responsibilities that the "victory" would bring and hailed the hardwork of the party workers who, he said, worked tirelessly for the victory.
 
"Now, all talk is over. Now, we have to wait for the blessings of the people. I am confident it will be a good day for BJP. We are coming to power in Delhi today. Don't be surprised if we win 55 seats," he said.
 
The Aam Aadmi Party was leading on 41 seats while the BJP on 19, according to early trends by the Election Commission. Trends were so far available for 60 out of the 70 seats in Delhi.

Delhi election results: AAP's Durgesh Pathak trailing by over 2,800 votes from Karawal Nagar seat

Delhi election results: AAP's Durgesh Pathak trailing by over 2,800 votes from Karawal Nagar seat, BJP's Mohan Singh Bisht in the lead.

Delhi election seat-wise result: Okhla

Amanatullah Khan of AAP is trailing from Okhla with a margin of 194 votes.

Delhi election result: BJP candidate leading from Okhla

BJP candidate Braham Singh is leading from the Okhla assembly constituency, which has been witnessing large-scale protests against the new citizenship law.
Incumbent MLA Amanatullah Khan was trailing by 194 votes, according to the data shared by the Election Commission.
 
Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Nagar fall under the Okhla constituency.
 
Seelampur, which had witnessed incidents of violence during a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, saw Aam Aadmi Party candidate Abdul Rehman leading by 420 votes with BJP's Kaushal Kumar Mishra in the second position.

Delhi election seat-wise result: Mangol Puri (SC)

Rakhi Birla of AAP is leading from Mangol Puri (SC) with a margin of 302 votes.

Delhi election seat-wise result: Nangloi Jat

RAGHUVINDER SHOKEEN of AAP is leading from Nangloi Jat with a margin of 2,945 votes.

As early celebrations break out in the AAP headquarters, BJP's Manoj Tiwari asks party supporters not to lose hope

As early celebrations broke out in the AAP headquarters in Rouse Avenue, BJP's Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari asked his party supporters not to lose hope.
"There are 27 seats where the difference of votes is between 700 to 1,000," Tiwari told reporters.
 
Looking ahead at victory, he said he was not nervous and was ready to take on the responsibilities that a win would bring.
 
"All talk is over. We have to wait for the blessings of the people. I am confident it will be a good day for BJP. We are coming to power in Delhi today. Don't be surprised if we win 55 seats," Tiwari said.

Delhi election result: Party-wise vote-percentage, according to Election Commission


Delhi election seat-wise result: SULTANPUR MAJRA(SC)

Mukesh Kumar Ahlawat of AAP is leading from SULTANPUR MAJRA(SC) with a margin of 2,763 votes.

Delhi election seat-wise result: Kirari

Rituraj Govind of AAP is leading from Kirari with a margin of 991 votes.

Delhi election seat-wise result: Bawana (SC)

Azad Singh of BJP is leading from Mundka with a margin of 834 votes.

Delhi election seat-wise result: Bawana (SC)

Ravinder Kumar of BJP is leading from Bawana (SC) with a margin of 1,310 votes.

Delhi election result LIVE updates: AAP's Somnath Bharti (7,274) assumes comfortable lead over BJP's Shailendra Singh (5,097) in Malviya Nagar

Malviya Nagar: AAP's Somnath Bharti (7,274) assumes comfortable lead over BJP's Shailendra Singh (5,097).

Delhi election result 2020: AAP leads in 54, BJP in 16, according to EC


Delhi election seat-wise result: Rithala

Mohinder Goyal of Aam Aadmi Party is leading from Rithala with a margin of 1,040 votes.

Delhi election seat-wise result: Badli

Ajesh Yadav of Aam Aadmi Party is leading from Badli with a margin of 591 votes.

Delhi election result LIVE update by Election Commission of India


Delhi election seat-wise result: Adarsh Nagar

Pawan Sharma of Aam Aadmi Party is leading from Adarsh Nagar with 3,959 votes.

Delhi election: Latest visuals from BJP headquarters

Meanwhile, Delhi Court has directed police to file an action taken report on a complaint filed by CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat against BJP leaders Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma alleging they gave hate speeches. Police in its status report mentioned that Crime branch is looking at the complaint.

Delhi election seat-wise result: Timarpur

Dilip Pandey of Aam Aadmi Party is leading from Timarpur with 3,934 votes.

Delhi election seat-wise result: Burari

Sanjeev Jha of Aam Aadmi Party is leading from Burari with 5,839 votes

Delhi election seat-wise result: NARELA

SHARAD KUMAR of Aam Aadmi Party is leading from Narela by a margin of 1,642 votes.

Delhi election result: AAP reverses BJP's leads in Okhla

AAP's Amanatullah Khan has reversed BJP's lead from Okhla constituency. Okhla has been the hotbed of anti-CAA protests in national capital.  

Delhi election result update by Election Commission

Delhi election result update by Election Commission

Delhi election result seat-wise: Chandni Chowk

Delhi's Chandni Chowk assembly constituency: AAP's Parlad Singh Sawhney at 6,043 votes, Congress's Alka Lamba at 157 votes and BJP's Suman Kumar Gupta at 67 votes.

Delhi election result: Party-wise vote-percentage, according to Election Commission

Party-wise vote-percentage, according to Election Commission

Delhi election result: Celebrations erupt at AAP office as early trends show party in the lead

Celebrations broke out at the AAP headquarters here as early vote-counting trends for the Delhi Assembly polls on Tuesday showed a comfortable victory for the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led party.
 
The headquarters were decorated with blue and white balloons and big cut-outs of Kejriwal were placed in different parts of the party office.
 
"We knew it. We have changed the politics of this country. Now it is Delhi, next is India," said Sanjeev Singh, a party volunteer from Hari Nagar.
 
Another volunteer Fareen Khan said, "We hope we get such a clear majority that a message goes out that doing Hindu-Muslim politics will not work anymore." The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is leading in 26 seats while the BJP is leading in 14 seats, according to early trends by the Election Commission.
 
According to the EC's website, AAP convenor Kejriwal is leading in his New Delhi constituency.
 
Kejriwal reached the party office as the counting of votes got underway.

Delhi election result: AAP will register massive win, says Sanjay Singh

AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Tuesday said his party will register a "massive win" in the high-stakes Delhi Assembly election, counting for which began amid tight security at various centres set up to carry out the exercise.
 
Initial trends suggested the ruling Aam Aadmi Party marching ahead, but the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders maintained that their party would win.
 
The counting began at 8 am and will be held in multiple rounds, Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh said.
 
"We have been saying since the beginning that the upcoming polls will be fought on the basis of work done by us and it is too early. You wait and watch we will register a massive win," Singh told reporters outside his residence. 

Delhi election result seat-wise: Jarnail Singh leading from Tilak Nagar after first round of counting

Aam Aadmi Party's Jarnail Singh leading from Tilak Nagar after first round of counting.

AAP leading in 43 seats, BJP in 19, says Election Commission


Delhi election result: Close fight in Model Town

BJP leader Kapil Mishra leading by 98 votes, AAP candidate Akhilesh Pati Tripathi trailing.

Delhi election result 2020: Trends as per Election Commission


Delhi election seat-wise result: Bawana

Ravinder Kumar of BJP is leading from Bawana by a margin of 50,557 votes.

Delhi election seat-wise result: BALLIMARAN

IMRAN HUSSAIN of Aam Aadmi Party is leading from BALLIMARAN by a margin of 33,877 votes.

Delhi election result: Trends indicate that there is a gap between AAP-BJP, there is still time, says Manoj Tiwari

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari: Trends indicate that there is a gap between AAP-BJP, there is still time. We are hopeful. Whatever the outcome, being the State Chief I am responsible.

Election result seat-wise: Trends still awaited from 10 seats

Trends are still awaited from 10 Assembly seats. These seats are Vikaspuri, Mehrauli, Chhatarpur, Deoli, Ambedkar Nagar, Greater Kailash, Mangol Puri, Badli, Rajouri Garden, Tilak Nagar. 

Delhi election: AAP is comfortably ahead and BJP is gaining ground across delhi

Two hours into counting this is where it stands. AAP is hovering around 50 and BJP around 20. AAP is comfortably ahead and BJP is gaining ground across delhi. 13 seats of AAP are vulnerable, 8 seats of BJP are vulnerable.

Delhi election result seat-wise: AAP's Manish Sisodia leading from Patparganj by a margin of 112 votes.


Delhi election result seat-wise: BJP's Kapil Mishra leading from Model Town by a margin of 98 votes

BJP's Kapil Mishra leading from Model Town by a margin of 98 votes. 

Delhi election result 2020: AAP leads in 32, BJP in 16, according to EC


Laxmi Nagar (Delhi) election result LIVE: It's a close fight between BJP's Abhay Verma and AAP's Nitin Tyagi

The Laxmi Nagar Assembly Constituency is currently held by Nitin Tyagi of AAP.
 
In the 2020 Delhi Assembly election, the key candidates in the Laxmi Nagar constituency are Nitin Tyagi of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Abhay Kumar Verma of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Hari Dutt Sharma of the Indian National Congress.

Delhi election result: Party-wise vote-percentage, according to Election Commission


2020 09:59:20 Delhi election result status according to Election Commission


Delhi election result status according to EC



Rohini (Delhi) election result LIVE updates: BJP MLA Vijender Singh trailing

BJP MLA Vijender Singh trailing from Rohini

Delhi election result: Counting status as per Election Commission

Counting status as per Election Commission

AAP's Saurabh Bhardwaj leading with a margin of 1,505 votes from Greater Kailash constituency

In the 2020 Delhi Assembly election, the key candidates in the Greater Kailash constituency are Saurabh Bharadwaj of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Shikha Roy of the BJP and Sukhbir Singh Pawar of the Congress party.

Delhi election result: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal leading from New Delhi Constituency

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal leading from New Delhi Constituency.

AAP's Saurabh Bhardwaj leading with a margin of 1,505 votes from Greater Kailash constituency.

In the 2020 Delhi Assembly election, the key candidates in the Greater Kailash constituency are Saurabh Bharadwaj of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Shikha Roy of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Sukhbir Singh Pawar of the Indian National Congress.

Delhi election result LIVE: Delhi Congress chief hoping for 'good number of seats'

"We have done a lot of hard work ... let's see, I think we should get a good number of seats in this election. All our contestants have worked hard and I am really proud of them," Subhash Chopra told ANI.

Delhi election result: AAP's Dharampal Lakra leading from mundka constituency

In the 2020 Delhi Assembly election, the key candidates in the Mundka constituency are Dharampal Lakra of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Azad Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Dr Naresh Kumar of the Indian National Congress. Read on...

Delhi result: All eyes at Gole Market where Arvind Kejriwal's votes are counted

The EVMs had been kept under tight security in the strongroom at Atal Adarsh Bengali Balika Vidyalaya in Gole Market until the counting began today. Kejriwal, sitting legislature from New Delhi, pipped three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit in the 2013 assembly elections. Since then the fight for the constituency has been a keenly-watched contest.

Delhi election result: Official status by EC known for 8 out of 70 constituencies


Delhi election result: Manish Sisodia leads from Patparganj


Delhi election result: Party-wise vote-percentage, according to Election Commission


Delhi election result: AAP leading in 1, BJP in 1, according to Election Commission


Celebrations begin at Aam Aadmi Party office in Delhi after reports that party is leading in early trends

Delhi election result: Congress stalwarts trailing in minority-dominated seats

Parvez Hashmi is trailing from Okhla. Arvinder Singh Lovely and Chaudhry Mateen Ahmed are also trailing from their Gandhinagar and Seelampur seats respectively. However, Haroon Yusuf is leading from the Ballimaran seat.

Arvind Kejriwal at AAP office

Delhi election result: Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Rajinder Nagar Raghav Chadha at a counting center in Gole Market.

Delhi election result: Initial leads


Delhi result: AAP leader Amanatullah Khan is leading from the Okhla constituency

AAP leader Amanatullah Khan is leading from the Okhla constituency. This is where Shaheen Bagh is, where anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protestors are on a sit-in protest.

Sanjay Singh, AAP MP on early trends: Wait for the final result, we are going to register a massive win


Delhi polls: The counting centres are located across 11 districts, according to Election Commission

The counting centres are located across 11 districts, including at CWG Sports Complex in east Delhi, NSIT Dwarka in west Delhi, Meerabai Institute of Technology and G B Pant Institute of Technology in southeast Delhi, Sir CV Raman ITI, Dheerpur in central Delhi, and Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Bawana in north Delhi.

Delhi election result: Electronic Voter Machines kept in a strong room at the counting centre in Dwarka


Delhi Assembly Elections result


Delhi election result: Arvind Kejriwal leads from New Delhi constituency

The New Delhi Assembly constituency is currently held by Arvind Kejriwal of the AAP. Kejriwal had got 64.14 per cent of the votes in the 2015 Delhi Assembly election.
 
In the 2020 Delhi Assembly election, the key candidates in the New Delhi constituency are Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Sunil Yadav of BJP and Romesh Sabharwal of Congress. According to pollsters, New Delhi is projected to go to AAP.
 
In 2020, New Delhi constituency recorded 52.15 per cent polling, according to EC. READ ON...

AAP bigwigs Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Amanatullah Khan, Atishi and Gopal Rai are leading in their respective constituencies

AAP bigwigs Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Amanatullah Khan, Atishi and Gopal Rai are leading in their respective constituencies. The party has taken early lead. 

Manish Sisodia and BJP's Ravi Negi at Akshardham counting centre

AAP leads on 54 seats

The latest trends show that the Aam Aadmi Party is leading on 54 seats, while the BJP is leading on 15.

Delhi election result: Manish Sisodia leads from Patparganj

The Patparganj Assembly constituency is currently held by Manish Sisodia of AAP. In the 2015 elections, he beat Vinod Kumar Binny of BJP with 53.64 per cent of the votes.
 
He is projected to beat Ravi Negi of the BJP and Laxman Rawat of the Congress in 2020 Assembly elections.
 
In 2020, Patparganj constituency recorded 61.28 per cent polling, according to EC. READ ON...

Delhi Assembly election results 2020


Delhi election result: AAP leads in 53, BJP 16, Congress 1

Party Leads 70/70 Won 0/70
AAP 53  
BJP 16  
Congress 1  
Others    

Delhi election result: AAP leads in 53, BJP 15, Congress 1

Party Leads 69/70 Won 0/70
AAP 53  
BJP6 15  
Congress 1  
Others    

Delhi election results


Delhi election result: AAP leads in 44, BJP 13, Congress 1

Party Leads 58/70 Won 0/70
AAP 44  
BJP6 13  
Congress 1  
Others    
     

Delhi election result: Okhla to New Delhi, 10 key seats to watch out for

Prominent candidates in the fray include CM Arvind Kejriwal (New Delhi), his deputy Manish Sisodia (Patparganj), Atishi (Kalkaji) and Raghav Chadha (Rajendar Nagar) of the AAP; four former mayors — Azad Singh, Yogender Chandolia, Ravinder Gupta and Khushi Ram — of the BJP; and Shivani Chopra, daughter of Delhi Congress president Subhash Chopra.

READ ON...

Delhi election result: Counting of votes underway at Gole market counting centre

Delhi election result: AAP leads in 45, BJP 11, Congress 1

Party Leads 57/70 Won 0/70
AAP 45  
BJP6 11  
Congress 1  
Others    
     

Delhi election result: AAP leads in 9 seats in New Delhi, 9 in North West Delhi, 4 in West Delhi


Delhi election result: AAP leads in 7 seats in South Delhi, 8 in Chandni Chowk, 7 in North-east Delhi


Delhi election result: AAP crosses majority mark, leads in 38 seats

Party Leads 50/70 Won 0/70
AAP 38  
BJP6 10  
Congress 2  
Others    
     

Delhi election result: AAP leads in 31, BJP 9 and in Congress 3; exit polls had predicted big win for AAP

Party Leads 44/70 Won 0/70
AAP 32  
BJP6 9  
Congress 3  
Others    
     

Aam Aadmi Party office decked up ahead of Delhi Election Result

Delhi election result: AAP leads in 28, BJP 8, Congress 3

Party Leads 39/70 Won 0/70
AAP 28  
BJP6 8  
Congress 3  
Others    
     

Delhi election result: AAP leads in 25, BJP 9, Congress 2

Party Leads 36/70 Won 0/70
AAP 25  
BJP6 9  
Congress 2  
Others    
     

Delhi election result: Counting underway in 70 constituencies


Delhi election result: AAP leads in 16, BJP 6

Party Leads 20/70 Won 0/70
AAP 14  
BJP6 6  
Congress    
Others    
     

Delhi election result: AAP leads in 5, BJP 3

Party Leads 8/70 Won 0/70
AAP 5  
BJP 3  
Congress    
Others    
     

Counting of votes begins, visuals from a counting centre in Maharani Bagh

Delhi election result: Counting of votes to begin shortly

According to Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh, the counting of votes will take place at 21 centres. There will be a dedicated hall for every assembly constituency.

Don't be surprised if BJP wins 55 seats, says Manoj Tiwari

Manoj Tiwari, BJP Delhi Chief: I am not nervous. I am confident that it will be a good day for BJP. We are coming to power in Delhi today. Don't be surprised if we win 55 seats.

Delhi election result: Visual from outside Kejriwal's residence


Delhi election result: Visual from outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence


Delhi election result: Kejriwal asks AAP volunteers not to burst crackers during victory celebrations to prevent pollution

A day ahead of election results, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday asked AAP volunteers not to burst firecrackers during victory celebrations to prevent air pollution.
 
Party functionaries said though preparations are underway to celebrate the victory in the polls, whose results will be announced on Tuesday, Kejriwal has asked party volunteers not to burst firecrackers as it contributes to pollution.
 
Other preparations to celebrate the victory, including ordering sweets and namkeens, are also underway at the party headquarters in ITO, they said.

Know why BJP rejects exit polls' 'broom-bastic' prediction

The BJP leaders have claimed that the results of the Delhi Assembly elections that will be announced today will take everyone by surprise as "the saffron party is all set to stake claim to power with a resounding majority". The polling for the 70-member Delhi Assembly, held on February 8, recorded over 60 per cent voter turnout.
 
Stating as "incorrect" the exit polls' findings, that predict a comfortable victory for the ruling AAP, the BJP leaders said they do not believe in them.
 
While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asserts that the sudden increase in the polling percentage on Saturday is a "good sign", the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) expressed doubts about EVM "manipulations". The Election Commission, however, stated clearly that all electronic voting machines (EVMs) are beyond any "cloud of doubt".
 
The BJP's Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari has cited the exit poll predictions of the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections to back his reasoning behind not believing the exit polls' findings in Delhi.
 
The exit polls in 2017 had hinted at the formation of an AAP government in Punjab whereas the Congress finally took over the reins of power.
 
"All these exit polls will fail. Save my tweet. The BJP will form the government by bagging 48 seats (in the 70-member Assembly)," Tiwari said.

Delhi election result: AAP deploys volunteers guard each strongroom

At any given time, at least 10 Aam Aadmi Party volunteers are guarding the strong rooms across the national capital to avoid any mishandling of the EVMs ahead of the counting.
 
A strong room is the place where the EVMs are kept for the time after the polling is done and before counting takes place.
 
The Election Commission has established 21 strong rooms across the city to keep the EVMs after the polling for the 70 Assemblies in Delhi completed on Saturday.
 
Aam Aadmi Party, the outgoing party in power in the Delhi Assembly, has alleged that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), used for polling on Saturday in Delhi, were being taken away for tampering illegally.

Delhi election result: Traffic movement will remain closed on Road number 224 Dwarka on account of counting, says Delhi Traffic Police

Delhi election result: Traffic movement will remain closed on Muni Maya Ram Marg near Guru Nanak Dev Institute of Technology (both carriageways) due to vote counting today, says Delhi Traffic Police

In Delhi, it’s BJP’s Hindutva vs AAP’s development agenda, Congress visibly missing

The election, largely seen as a battle between the AAP and the Bharatiya Janata Party, while the Congress has been visibly mute.

Strong rooms spread across the city storing the EVMs are being heavily guarded: Delhi CEO

Strong rooms spread across the city storing the EVMs are being heavily guarded, with a "three-layer security ring", Delhi CEO Ranbir Singh told PTI.
 
"We are all geared up for the counting and elaborate security arrangements have been put in place. The exercise will be carried out as per the laid-down procedures of the Election Commission," he said.

Delhi election results: Counting of votes to begin from 8 am onwards

Counting of votes polled in the high-stakes Delhi Assembly elections is set to take place at 8 am, with exit polls predicting a big win for the ruling AAP even as BJP leaders maintained that the surveys will fall flat.

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