Aam Aadmi Party leader Gulab Singh (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajesh Gahlot on Tuesday lost the Matiala Assembly constituency to Aam Aadmi Party's Gulab Singh by a margin of 28075 votes. Singh was the sitting MLA from Matiala. He had won the seat by 47004 votes in the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections. The voting in the Matiala constituecy was held along with the 69 other constituencies of Delhi on February 8. Counting of votes polled in the high-stakes Delhi Assembly election began on Tuesday morning amid tight security at various centres set up to carry out the exercise.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party is on course for a resounding victory in the Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 to retain power for a third term on Tuesday. The AAP was leading in 62 seats, the BJP in seven constituencies while the Congress drew a blank in the 70-member assembly, according to the latest tally.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers went into celebratory mode at the party headquarters on Tuesday as trends showed the party was set for a massive victory. A total of 672 candidates, including 593 men and 79 women, were in the fray for the hotly contested, often divisive polls with the anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh occupying centrestage towards the end of the campaign.
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. While BJP's campaign focused on national security issues, the AAP mainly focused on its achievements in the fields of education, healthcare and infrastructure.