In Seelampur, which witnessed violence during an anti-CAA protest, saw the Aam Aadmi Party candidate Abdul Rehman leading his BJP rival Kaushal Kumar Mishra by over 21,000 votes. A party needs 36 seats to form a majority government, and the AAP is well ahead of that mark as it is on track to score 62 seats. "I love you", Kejriwal, flanked by his wife, daughter and senior party leaders, said in a brief thank you address at the party's headquarters here.
The overarching theme that emerges is that the AAP is all set to taste power in Delhi for the second time, while the BJP will have to sit in the opposition, probably with better numbers. Despite having won a landslide victory to a second term in federal elections past year, Delhi is the third straight electoral setback after loses in the richest state of Maharashtra and the mineral-rich eastern province Jharkhand.
Delhi went to polls in a single-phase on February 8.
In the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections, the AAP won 67 of the 70 seats.
Republic-Jan Ki Baat Exit polls have predicted victory for the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, but the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders maintained that the surveys would fall flat. Congress' Laxman Rawat has only received 2,767 votes.
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Modi and Home Minister Shah campaigned vigorously in an attempt to unseat the AAP and capture power in New Delhi.
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The BJP leader gained headlines for his controversial tweet in which he had termed the Delhi Assembly polls "as a contest between India and Pakistan". "We have resolved to revive and rebuild the party", Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said at a press conference.
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari claimed that his party would win the election with precisely 48 seats and said other parties should not make the excuse of EVM tampering for their defeat.