Updates: AAP consolidates hold over Delhi with another 60+ win, BJP makes minor gains

Arvind Kejriwal thanks people of Delhi for AAP sweep,says capital voted for 'their son'. PM Modi also congratulated AAP on its win.

Final Tally
AAP
BJP
INC
Won 62 8
Vote Share 53.57% 38.51% 4.26%

New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal led the Aam Aadmi Party to an overwhelming victory in the Delhi Assembly polls, dealing a body blow to the main rival BJP and completely decimating the Congress in a keenly-watched battle in the midst of anti-CAA protests.

According to Election Commission data, the AAP won in 62 assembly seats while the BJP pocketed the remaining eight constituencies in the 70-seat Delhi assembly.

Kejriwal won from New Delhi seat by over 21,000 votes, defeating BJP’s Sunil Yadav.

Follow the live updates here:

08:30pm: Read here how Kejriwal gamed Modi, Shah’s Hindutva-nationalism-welfarism combination to defeat them

08:15pm: Residents at Shaheen Bagh, the epicentre of the anti-CAA protest, celebrated the massive victory of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Assembly elections as many at the site offered free food and ‘biriyani’ to mark the party’s victory.

AAP’s Okhla candidate Amanatullah Khan had an unassailable lead of 81,000 votes over rival Braham Singh of the BJP.

08:00pm: Not only Congress scored a duck in Delhi elections, 95% of its candidates lost their security deposit. Read here 

07:40pm: BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya says “freebies” given out by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led to its massive victory in the Delhi Assembly polls.

07:00pm: Latest trends

07:00pm: On AAP’s election victory, Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina says ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ recited by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal helped the party win the assembly elections in the national capital.

06:44pm: Look forward to working closely with Centre to make Delhi a world class city, tweets Kejriwal thanking Modi for his wishes.

06:35pm: PM Modi congratulates AAP, Arvind Kejriwal on Delhi elections win.

05:54pm: Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and other AAP leaders offer prayers at Hanuman Temple in Delhi after a sweeping victory in assembly election results.

05:30pm: Latest trends

05:14pm: List of declared seats as per Election Commission:

  • Ambedkar Nagar (SC) – AAP’s Ajay Dutt won by 28,327 votes
  • Ballimaran – AAP’s Imran Hussain won by 36,172
  • Deoli (SC) – AAP’s Prakash Jarwal won by 40,173 votes
  • Ghonda – BJP’s Ajay Mahawar won by 28,370 votes
  • Greater Kailash – AAP’s Saurabh Bharadwaj won by 16,809 votes
  • Hari Nagar – AAP’s Raj Kumari Dhillon won by 20,131 votes
  • Kirari – AAP’s Rituraj Govind won by 5,654 votes
  • Kasturba Nagar – AAP’s Madan Lal won by 3,165 votes
  • Krishna Nagar – AAP’s SK Bagga won by 3,995 votes
  • Madipur (SC) – AAP’s Girish Soni won by 22,719 votes
  • Mangol Puri (SC) – AAP’s Rakhi Birla won by 30,116 votes
  • Matia Mahal – AAP’s Shoaib Iqbal won by 50,241 votes
  • Model Town – AAP’s Akhilesh Pati Tripathi won by 11,133 votes
  • Moti Nagar – AAP’s Shiv Charan Goel won by 14,072 votes
  • Mustafabad – AAP’s Haji Yunus won by 20,704 votes
  • Narela – AAP’s Sharad Kumar won by 17,429 votes
  • Patel Nagar (SC) – AAP’s Raaj Kumar Anand won by 30,935 votes
  • Rajinder Nagar – AAP’s Raghav Chadha won by 20,058 votes
  • Sangam Vihar – AAP’s Dinesh Mohaniya won by 42,522 votes
  • Seelampur – AAP’s Abdul Rehman won by 36,920 votes
  • Shahdara – AAP’s Ram Niwas Goel won by 5,294 votes
  • Shalimar Bagh – AAP’s Bandana Kumar won by 3,440 votes
  • Sultanpur Majra (SC) – AAP’s Mukesh Kumar Ahlawat won by 48,052 votes
  • Tri Nagar – AAP’s Preeti Tomar won by 10,710 votes
  • Vishwas Nagar – BJP’s Om Prakash Sharma won by 16,457 votes

05:04pm: ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and National Affairs Editor Jyoti Malhotra discuss Delhi election results

04:51pm: Manoj Tiwari who was confident of BJP winning the Delhi assembly elections says he will “introspect where things went wrong during elections”.

04:48pm: Declared seats as per Election Commission:

  • Ambedkar Nagar (SC) – AAP’s Ajay Dutt won by 28,327 votes
  • Deoli (SC) – AAP’s Prakash Jarwal won by 40,173 votes
  • Greater Kailash – AAP’s Saurabh Bharadwaj won by 16,809 votes
  • Kirari – AAP’s Rituraj Govind won by 5,654 votes
  • Mangol Puri (SC) – AAP’s Rakhi Birla won by 30,116 votes
  • Model Town – AAP’s Akhilesh Pati Tripathi won by 11,133 votes
  • Moti Nagar – AAP’s Shiv Charan Goel won by 14,072 votes
  • Mustafabad – AAP’s Haji Yunus won by 20,704 votes
  • Narela – AAP’s Sharad Kumar won by 17,429 votes
  • Patel Nagar (SC) – AAP’s Raaj Kumar Anand won by 30,935 votes
  • Rajinder Nagar – AAP’s Raghav Chadha won by 20,058 votes
  • Sangam Vihar – AAP’s Dinesh Mohaniya won by 42,522 votes
  • Seelampur – AAP’s Abdul Rehman won by 36,920 votes
  • Shahdara – AAP’s Ram Niwas Goel won by 5,294 votes
  • Shalimar Bagh – AAP’s Bandana Kumar won by 3,440 votes
  • Sultanpur Majra (SC) – AAP’s Mukesh Kumar Ahlawat won by 48,052 votes
  • Tri Nagar – AAP’s Preeti Tomar won by 10,710 votes
  • Vishwas Nagar – BJP’s Om Prakash Sharma won by 16,457 votes

04:30pm: Latest trends

04:24pm: Election Commission data says AAP has won in 15 seats while BJP has won in 1.

04:11pm: AAP’s Preeti Tomar wins Tri Nagar seat by 10,710 votes.

04:02pm: AAP wins Shahdara by a vote margin of 5,294 seats. BJP’s Om Prakash Sharma wins Vishwas Nagar with 16,457 votes.

03:51pm: AAP’s Abdul Rehman wins Seelampur seat by a margin of 36,920.

03:46pm: AAP wins Ambedkar Nagar seat by a margin of 28,327 votes.

03:44pm: Arvind Kejriwal’s family, including his son who voted for the first time this assembly election, joins him at the AAP office.

03:41pm: I would like to thank all the AAP workers and supporters for making it possible, says Kejriwal.

03:40pm: It’s Tuesday, the day of Lord Hanuman. I would like to thank him for this victory, says Kejriwal.

03:39pm: Victory for every family who has got good education, have got access to good hospitals, says Arvind Kejriwal

03:37pm: Delhi has given birth to a new kind of politics, which focuses on the work done by parties, says Kejriwal.

03:36pm: Kejriwal addresses supporters from AAP headquarters in Delhi, thanks Delhi for voting him back to power.

03:33pm: Latest trends

03:26pm: AAP’s Mukesh Kumar Ahlawat wins in Sultanpur Majra by 48,052.

03:24pm: ThePrint’s Shankar Arnimesh and Renu Agal decode the reasons for BJP’s poor performance in Delhi elections. Watch the live here:

03:22pm: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray congratulates Arvind Kejriwal and AAP for victory in Delhi assembly elections.

03:20pm: Arvind Kejriwal to hold roadshow to Delhi’s Hanuman Mandir.

03:17pm: AAP’s Raaj Kumar Anand wins from Patel Nagar (SC) by a margin of 30,935 votes.

03:09pm: “What BJP is doing, isn’t patriotism,” says AAP’s Raghav Chadha who won from Rajinder Nagar constituency.

03:02pm: Results from Rajinder Nagar seat declared by Election Commission. AAP’s Raghav Chadha wins by 20,058 votes.

02:55pm: “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,” says Manish Sisodia. Sisodia is leading in Patparganj constituency.

02:42pm: AAP’s Raghav Chadha celebrating with his party workers as he leads in Delhi’s Rajinder Nagar constituency.

02:36pm: Manish Sisodia maintains lead with over 2,000 votes after 16 rounds of counting.

02:30pm: Latest Election Commission trends are:

ThePrint Graphic by Arindam Mukherjee

02:10pm: Raghav Chadha, the AAP’s spokesperson, looks set to win Rajinder Nagar, with over 20,000 votes while Atishi keeps a lead of over 5,000 votes in Kalkaji.

01:56pm: BJP MP Parvesh Verma, who was banned from campaigning for his controversial comments, said the party will work harder next election. However, he also took a dig at deputy CM Manish Sisodia who was trailing in his constituency Patparganj in the morning.

“I accept the result. We will work hard and give a better performance in the next elections. If this election would have been on education and development, then Education Minister (Manish Sisodia) would not have been trailing,” he said, according to ANI.

01:45pm: News channels show Somnath Bhartia lead in Malviya and Manish Sisodia pulling ahead in Patparganj.

01:30pm: In Seelampur too, AAP is ahead with a margin of over 22,000 votes.

01:27pm: AAP Amanatullah Khan candidate pulled ahead in Okhla with a margin over 21,174 votes as of 01:20pm.

01:12pm: AAP’s Akhilesh Pati Tripathi continues to lead in Model Town after sixth round of counting.

01:05pm: Congress Alka Lamba says she accepts the Delhi election results but not defeat, and adds its time for the party to prepare for a new battle.

Read how the Congress gamble didn’t pay off with Lamba set to lose in Chandni Chowk here.

12:55pm: Watch ThePrint’s political editor D.K. Singh in conversation with our news editor Ruhi Tewari on the election results so far.

12:45pm: Political strategist Prashant Kishor tweeted his gratitude as election trend put AAP in the lead.

Conversational, chirpy & candid — Read how Kishor turned around Arvind Kejriwal’s image on the Delhi campaign trail here.

12:40pm: AAP leaders track the results at their party office with Arvind Kejriwal.

12:38pm: AAP’s Amantullah Khan now leads by 70,514 votes in Okhla constituency.

12:28pm: Rahul Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi — 5 reasons why Congress sank in Delhi. Read here.

12:18pm: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee calls up Arvind Kejriwal to congratulate him on AAP’s performance.

12:14pm: As Congress barely registered a performance this election, Delhi unit chief Subhash Chopra said the party will analyse what happened.

“I take responsibility for the party’s performance, and we will analyse the factors behind this. Reason for the drop in our vote percentage is politics of polarisation by both BJP and AAP,” he said.

12:04pm: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh raises doubts on EVMs, says no machine with chip is tamper-proof. Read here.

11:57am: AAP candidate Amanatullah Khan tweets he is leading by over 65,000 votes in Okhla after 11 rounds of counting.

11:50am: AAP candidate Atishi took the lead again in Kalkaji, but Manish Sisodia still trails.

11:45am: These are the current Election Commission trends:

ThePrint Graphic by Arindam Mukherjee

11:27am: The Election Commission has finished the third round in all seats. In some constituencies, the fourth and fifth rounds have been done. So far, deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Atishi are trailing in Patparganj and Kalkaji respectively. Party spokesperson Raghav Chadha is ahead in Rajinder Nagar.

11:17am: Trends in all 70 seats are out.

11:07am: Providing people with education, health, water and electricity is ‘true deshbhakti’, says Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.

11:02am: With the first three hours of counting done, the vote share is as follows:
AAP — 52.3%
BJP — 42.2%
Congress — 4.18%

In 2015, the vote share stood at:
AAP — 54.3%
BJP — 32.7%
INC — 9.7%

10:44am: Election Commission trends show AAP leading in 50 seats, and the BJP in 18. The trends cover 68 seats.

10:35am: AAP takes the lead in Chhattarpur with its candidate Kartar Singh Tanwar pulling ahead of BJP’s Brahm Singh Tanwar.

10:30am: The latest trends according to the Election Commission are:

ThePrint Graphic: Arindam Mukherjee

10:25am: Trends have come in for all but one seat in Delhi — Mehrauli.

10:20am: Of the five Muslim dominated constituencies BJP is leading in two — Ballimaran and Mustafabad, and AAP is leading in three — Chandni Chowk, Okhla and Matia Mahal

10:14am: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari says he’s hopeful of a win as trends showed the party leading in 25 seats.

10:08am: Shaheen Bagh effect? BJP’s Braham Singh ahead of AAP leader Amanatullah Khan in Okhla. Read here

10:07am: Shoaib Iqbal of AAP leads in Matia Mahal by over 6,000 votes. He joined the party just days before the party’s Delhi election campaign formally kicked off.

09:59am: Delhi CM and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal leads in New Delhi constituency, with margin of 2026 votes.

09:58am: BJP’s Vijender Gupta trails by 1172 votes in Rohini.

09:54am: Tajinder Bagga trails in West Delhi’s Hari Nagar constituency. AAP takes the lead in Ballimaran.

09:52am: Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel leads by 87 votes over BJP’s Sanjay Goyal from Shahdara.

09:51am: EC website shows AAP leading in 22 and BJP in 14 seats.

09:49am: AAP Parhlad Sawhney, the AAP candidate from Chandini Chowk, is leading  against Congress candidate Alka Lamba. Sawhney is a former Congress leader while Lamba is an AAP rebel who joined Congress.

09:46am: AAP’s Manish Sisodia pulls ahead in Patparganj with a lead of 100 votes. Counting is still underway.

09:44am: Latest Election Commission trends show AAP leading in 18 seats, and BJP in 11. Congress is yet to feature in the major league.

09:40am: In Okhla constituency, where the Shaheen Bagh protest against the citizenship law is happening, BJP is leading. The party candidate is Braham Singh.

09:37am: AAP leader and Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia trails in Patparganj.

09:35am: No trends are in yet from Rajouri Gardens, Chhattarpur and Vikaspuri.

09:29am: Trends show BJP is leading in Kalkaji where AAP’s Atishi is contesting.

09:26am: Election Commission website declares one seat each for AAP and BJP. However, it has no mention of Congress.

09:26am: TV channels say no trends are emerging from at least 10 seats

09:21am: Aam Aadmi Party’s Raghuvinder Shokeen leading from Nangloi Jat constituency.

09:17am: Manish Sisodia tells mediapersons, “Our win will prove what real patriotism is.” Festivities and celebrations begin at the AAP headquarters.

09:16am: BJP’s Vijender Gupta from Rohini is leading. He served as the leader of the opposition in the Delhi assembly and had won the same seat in 2015.

09:10am: Celebrations begin outside AAP office in Delhi.

09:09am: Congress candidate from Vikaspuri Mukesh Sharma concedes defeat.

09:07am: AAP’s Imran Hussain is leading in Ballimaran. Ballimaran recorded the highest voter turnout this election.

09:04am: Visuals from counting center in New Delhi constituency.

Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

09:01am: BJP trailing on all seats in Chandni Chowk area.

08:56am: Congress is not leading in any seats so far. The party was missing in action as far as campaigning is concerned. AAP has crossed the majority mark with 42 seats and BJP leading on 15.

08:54am: Postal ballots being counted right now and first round of counting will be completed around 9am.

08:50am: The Aam Aadmi Party is leading in 38 seats, which is above the majority mark.

08:49am: AAP’s Manish Sisodia and BJP’s Ravi Negi at the Akshardham counting center.

08:46am: Many Congress veterans including former WCD minister Krishna Tirath (Patel Nagar) former Delhi health minister AK Walia (Krishna Nagar) former Delhi education minister Arvinder Singh Lovely (Gandhi Nagar) and former power minister Haroon Yusuf (Ballimaran) trailing from their respective constituencies.

08:44am: Congress’ Alka Lamba trailing from Chandni Chowk constituency.

08:37am: AAP leading in Laxmi Nagar constituency.

08:34am: BJP’s Tajinder Bagga leading in West Delhi’s Hari Nagar constituency.

08:32am: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal leading in New Delhi constituency. Other AAP leaders who are ahead in their constituencies are Raghav Chadha, Atishi.

08:29am: Visuals of counting center in Delhi’s Gole Market area.

08:27am: AAP’s Amanatullah Khan leading in Okhla.

08:20am: BJP’s Kapil Mishra leading in Model Town constituency, reports News18.

08:19am: 11 counting centers have been set up across the city for counting of votes. The centers are in 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.

08:16am: Early numbers show Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP leading in 6 seats while BJP is leading in 3 seats.

08:10am: News18 predicts AAP leading in 3 seats while BJP is leading in 1 seat.

08:00am: Counting of votes begins.

07:55am: AAP supporters gather outside the party office ahead of counting of votes in Delhi assembly elections.

07:44am: BJP’s Manoj Tiwari says he is confident BJP will come to power in Delhi.

07:20am: A quick recap of what exit polls predicted:

India Today-Axis My India exit poll gave AAP 59-68 seats, and BJP 2-11 seats.
Times Now gave AAP 47 seats and BJP 23 seats.
ABP News-C Voter predicted AAP will get 49-63 seats and the BJP anywhere between 5-19.
Republic TV-Jan Ki Baat gave AAP 48-61 seats and BJP 9-21 seats.

07:10am: Each EVM consists of a ballot unit (BU), a controls units (CU) and a voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT). From every assembly constituency, five VVPATs will be randomly selected and counted.

07:02am: Security was stepped on Monday evening to ensure counting of votes go smoothly. The three-tier security includes an inner-most layer, near the strong rooms, made up of the paramilitary, followed by armed policemen and then police personnel forming the outermost layer.

Security personnel arrive at the Atal Adarsh Bengali Girls Senior Secondary School, one of the counting centres for the Delhi Assembly polls | PTI
Security personnel arrive at the Atal Adarsh Bengali Girls Senior Secondary School, one of the counting centres for the Delhi Assembly polls | PTI

06:50am: Delhi election officials say there will be 33 counting observers.

06:45am: Delhi Traffic Police notify that traffic movement will remain blocked on Muni Maya Ram Marg near Guru Nanak Dev Institute of Technology (both carriageways) due to counting of votes.

06:44am: AAP candidates Amanatullah Khan and Praveen Kumar gathered at the Meerabai Institute of Technology in Maharanibagh, the designated ‘strong room’ where EVMs are being stored, earlier in the morning.

06:35am: Delhi election officials say there will be 33 counting observers.

06:30am: Counting centres are located across the 11 districts — 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.

Exit polls have predicted a large majority for the incumbent AAP government, headed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, which won 67 seats last election. The BJP, which currently holds only three seats, ran a campaign focussed on Shaheen Bagh with hopes to come back to power in the city-state after two decades.

The Congress, which held power for three consecutive terms starting in 1998, has largely been absent from the ring. Any seat it wins will be an improvement given that the party drew a blank in 2015. The exit polls predicted the party will win as few as two seats.

2 COMMENTS

    • ashok JI: please say it is a win for merit based politics; please say you will reject all dynasties, whether Sonia Gandhi’s, Pawar’s or Thackrey’s etc. Say this without bias before you offer your respect.

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