Election Results: AAP Sweeps Delhi As Arvind Kejriwal Returns To Power As CM

Rohini Chatterji
Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal speaks to his supporters at the party headquarters in New Delhi on February 11, 2020.

Results for the bitterly-contested Delhi assembly elections are now trickling in, and the numbers are in clear favour of the Aadmi Party (AAP) that is looking to make a come back for a third-term. 

While the BJP led a divisive campaign, it looks like Delhi has rejected the narrative of hate, fear and bigotry. The narrative of “India vs Pakistan” and “Goli Maro” has been rejected by the people of Delhi.

Election Commission trends show that the AAP is leading in 63 seats and the BJP in 7 seats.

The Delhi Assembly were held on Saturday

In 2015, the AAP won a whopping 67 out of 70 seats in the Delhi assembly, leaving just three for the BJP and none for the Congress.

Here are the live updates:

7.50 pm: Kejriwal likely to take oath on 14 February 

Talking to News18, Captain Shalini Singh said, “on 14 February, we’ll look forward to swearing-in of Arvind Kejriwal”. Even in 2015, he had taken oath as the Chief Minister on 14 February.  

 

7.05 pm: Congress’s Alka Lamba loses From Chandni Chowk

AAP’s Parlad Singh Sawhney won with over 50,000 while BJP’s Suman Kumar Gupta got around 21,000 votes. Lamba finished third after managing to get only 3,881 votes.

6:55 pm: PM Modi Congratulates Arvind Kejriwal, AAP 

Replying to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kejriwal said he “looks forward to working closely with Centre”.

6:08 pm: Lalu Congratulates Kejriwal

5:49 pm: AAP Wins 34 Seats, Leading In 29

While the AAP has accepted its...

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