On the voting day on February 8, Manoj Tiwari had also made a prediction on Twitter. (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Delhi Assembly Election results 2020: Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari looked extremely confident for the Delhi Assembly Elections verdict. While the exit polls have predicted the incumbent AAP returning to power, Tiwari says that he doesn’t believe in exit polls and people should wait for ‘exact polls.’ As the counting began at 8 am, Tiwari had a very sharp prediction for the Delhi results. “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,” Tiwari was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. (DELHI RESULTS LIVE UPDATES)
On the voting day on February 8, Tiwari had also made a prediction on Twitter. In a tweet, Tiwari had said that his party will win "48 seats" and form a government in the city. Tiwari tweeted that all the exit polls will fail and asked his detractors to save his tweet.
Exit polls for the Delhi Assembly election on Saturday predicted a comfortable victory for the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) despite a likely rise in tally for the BJP in the 70-member House. Times Now-Ipsos exit polls predicted that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will retain his chair with the AAP winning 44 seats against 26 for the BJP.
Republic-Jan ki Baat survey gave the AAP 48-61 seats and the BJP 9-21 seats. TV9 Bharatvarsh-Cicero predicted 54 seats for the AAP, 15 for the BJP and one for the Congress. The AAP had scored an overwhelming victory in the 2015 assembly polls, winning 67 seats and reducing the BJP to three.
The election, largely seen as a battle between the AAP and the Bharatiya Janata Party, which went aggressive during the high-octane campaign was held on Saturday, sealing the fate of 672 candidates -- 593 men and 79 women. Nearly 24 hours after the polling ended in Delhi, the Election Commission on Sunday announced that the final voter turnout was 62.59 per cent, five per cent less than 2015, and asserted that it followed the laid down process to compile data, after the AAP questioned the "delay".
Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP sought to retain power on development plank, against the BJP that ran an aggressive campaign centred around the issues of anti-CAA protests and nationalism. Most exit polls also predicted that the Congress is unlikely to open its account even this time in Delhi, which it ruled from 1998 to 2013. Looking to capture power after 22 years, the BJP had mounted one of the most aggressive campaigns in the Delhi Assembly polls, with Union Home Minister Amit Shah leading the saffron charge on its planks of Hindutva and nationalism, and its strident opposition to Shaheen Bagh protests.