Live Delhi Election Results Coverage 2020: The Aam Aadmi Party workers celebrate the poll trends. (Photo Credit: AAP/Twitter)
Delhi Assembly Election Results 2020: Welcome to News Nation’s LIVE Blog on Delhi Assembly Elections Results. The counting for the 70 constituencies will begin at 8 am. 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. Early trends will start coming in from 10 am onwards. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by Arvind Kejriwal hopes to return to power in Delhi. Almost all exit polls have predicted the incumbent AAP for continuing its stay in office. The BJP, however, would expect to end its ‘vanvaas’ and make a grand comeback. This Assembly Elections saw a moderate voting turnout of 62.59 per cent. Minority-dominated areas saw brisk voting.
Here are the highlights of Delhi Election 2020 Results:
Official ECI results declared for all 70 seats: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wins 62 seats and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 8.
Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra on Tuesday resigned from his post, taking moral responsibility for the party's debacle in the Assembly polls. The Congress drew a blank for the second time in a row and reduced its vote share from 9.7 percent in 2015 to 4.27 percent this time.
The Election Commission has declared Arvind Kejriwal the winner of the New Delhi seat. He won the seat by 21,697 votes.
The Election Commission has declared Arvind Kejriwal the winner of the New Delhi seat.
"Congratulations to AAP and Shri @ArvindKejriwal Ji for the victory in the Delhi Assembly Elections. Wishing them the very best in fulfilling the aspirations of the people of Delhi," says Narendra Modi.
Congratulations to AAP and Shri @ArvindKejriwal Ji for the victory in the Delhi Assembly Elections. Wishing them the very best in fulfilling the aspirations of the people of Delhi.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 11, 2020
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) crossed the halfway mark in the 70-member Delhi Legislative Assembly, winning 36 seats and was leading in 26 seats, according to Election Commission figures. Among those who registered victory are Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia, besides Raghav Chadha, Atishi and Dilip Pandey.
"My best wishes & congratulations to Mr Kejriwal and the AAP on winning the Delhi Assembly elections," says Rahul Gandhi.
My best wishes & congratulations to Mr Kejriwal and the AAP on winning the Delhi Assembly elections.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 11, 2020
"I will open Free self Defense Coaching Centre for Girls in Hari Nagar Vidhanasabha in next 30 Days. It was my promise in my manifesto, I lost but i will try my best to fullfil my Promise to my people on my own Capacity," Tajinder Singh Bagga.
I will open Free self Defense Coaching Centre for Girls in Hari Nagar Vidhanasabha in next 30 Days. It was my promise in my manifesto, I lost but i will try my best to fullfil my Promise to my people on my own Capacity
— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) February 11, 2020
AAP's Rajkumari Dhillon defeats BJP's Tajinder Singh Bagga in Hari Nagar by record 20,000 votes
Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot congratulated Kejriwal. "Congratulations to @Arvindkejirwal and @AamAdmiParty for empathic victory #DelhiResults wish you the best for making Delhi better than it is. People have spoken. Democracy has strengthened. Hopefully, acrimony will end," Pilot, who is also the state Congress chief, tweeted.
“We couldn't perform well, we'll evaluate this. Sometimes we get discouraged when results are not as per our expectations but I would like to tell our workers to not be disheartened...Compared to 2015 our winning percentage has increased,” Tiwari said.
Tiwari talks about BJP bettering its 2015 tally. Tiwari also told his workers to not lose heart.
'I thank the people of Delhi. I thank our party workers for their hardwork, they've done a lot. I accept the mandate of people of Delhi and congratulate Arvind Kejrwial. I hope he'll perform well as per the expectations of the people,' says Tiwari.
"Arvind Kejriwal has earned his victory," says wife Sunita Kejriwalon AAP's thumping victory.
What can happen in Delhi can expand to whole country, says AAP leader Gopal Rai.
“Leaving aside electoral issues, one must work and fulfill promises. We must steer clear of the level of politics which was there (in Delhi Election). I congratulate Delhi for giving a decisive mandate fearlessly. I congratulate Arvind Kejriwal,” says Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav: I congratulate Arvind Kejriwal. The mandate given by the people of Delhi has shown that they will vote on work and development.
Today is my wife's birthday. I had the cake, will distribute sweets shortly, says Kejriwal to jubilant AAP workers.
'I love you,' says Kejriwal at AAP headquarters after party sweeps Delhi. Today is 'Mangalvar' (Tuesday), Hanuman Ji's day, I want to say thank you to Lord Hanuman. May god bless us with strength to serve the people of Delhi.
'I congratulate Arvind Kejriwal and the people of Delhi for AAP's victory in Delhi Polls 2020. People have shown that the country will be run by 'Jan Ki Baat', not 'Mann Ki Baat'. BJP called Kejriwal a terrorist but couldn't defeat him,' says Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Delhi poll results indicate 'winds of change' blowing in the country, says NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
So where is the BJP leading in the Delhi? These are the seats where the BJP is still in contest: Bijwasan, Ghonda, Gandhi Nagar, Karwal Nagar, Rohtas Nagar, Rohini, Shahdara and Vishwas Nagar
DMK president MK Stalin greets Arvind Kejriwal for the Aam Aadmi Party's massive win in the Assembly elections in the national capital and said it was a vindication of development politics. Taking to twitter to congratulate Kejriwal, Stalin said: "I congratulate @ArvindKejriwal and @AamAadmiParty for forming government yet again in Delhi, on a massive mandate. This is a clear vindication that development trumps communal politics. Federal rights and regional aspirations must be strengthened in the interest of our country."
BJP’s Kapil Mishra on Delhi results: “I congratulate Aam Aadmi Party and Arvind Kejriwal for the excellent victory. BJP has lost the fifth state election in a row. It means we have somewhere failed to connect with the people of Delhi.”
With AAP leading for a grand comeback, it’s very personal celebration time for Mr and Mrs Kejriwal. Today happens to be the birthday of Sunita Kejriwal.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal celebrates with wife Sunita as AAP takes big lead. It's also her birthday.
📸: ANI#DelhiElectionResults#ElectionsWithNewsNation#DelhiResults pic.twitter.com/Qjmd86yYMQ
— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) February 11, 2020
'I accept the results, but not the defeat,' tweets Alka Lamba,who was Congress candidate from Chandni Chowk.
मैं परिणाम स्वीकार करती हूँ,
पर हार नहीं,
हिन्दू-मुस्लिम वोटों का पूरी तरह से ध्रुवीकरण किया गया.#कॉंग्रेस पार्टी को अब नए चेहरों के साथ एक नई लड़ाई और #दिल्ली की जनता के लिए एक लंबे संघर्ष के लिए तैयार होना पड़ेगा.
आज लड़ेंगे तो कल जीतेंगे भी 🇮🇳🙏.#DelhiElection2020 #Delhi
— Alka Lamba - अलका लाम्बा🇮🇳 (@LambaAlka) February 11, 2020
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan congratulates Arvind Kejriwal on Delhi results. “Congratulations AAP on a resounding victory in Delhi elections. Let this victory be a harbinger for pro-people and inclusive politics in our country,” Vijayan said on Twitter.
Congratulations to @ArvindKejriwal and @AamAadmiParty on a resounding victory in Delhi elections. Let this victory be a harbinger for pro-people and inclusive politics in our country. pic.twitter.com/oJYbH7YsA3
— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) February 11, 2020
People's mandate is against us, we accept it; we have resolved to strengthen and rebuild party: Congress on Delhi polls results.
Meanwhile, Lt Governor Anil Baijal dissolves Delhi Legislative Assembly.
The Aam Aadmi Party is leading on all 10 Assembly seats in New Delhi.
The morning celebrations that started at AAP headquarters have reached its crescendo! Senior party leader have started addressing the workers. Aam Aadmi Party leaders Sanjay Singh, ND Gupta and Sushil Gupta celebrate at party office as the party takes big lead according to official EC trends. “Aaj Hindustan jeet gaya (Today, India has won),” Sanjay Singh said.
Aam Aadmi Party's Madan Lal leading from Kasturba Nagar after second round of counting
Prashant Kishor tweets a sweet thank you post as trends show AAP’s return.
Thank you Delhi for standing up to protect the soul of India!
— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) February 11, 2020
I take responsibility for the party's performance, we will analyse the factors behind this. Reason for the drop in our vote percentage is politics of polarization by both BJP and AAP, says Delhi Congress Chief Subhash Chopra
AAP's Praveen Kumar leading after 7 rounds of counting from Jangpura constituency.
Aam Aadmi Party's Rajesh Rishi leading against Bharatiya Janata Party's Ashish Sood from Janakpuri, after 7 rounds of counting
Aam Aadmi Party's Manish Sisodia trailing behind BJP's Ravi Negi by 1576 votes, in Patparganj assembly constituency, after fifth round of counting.
Aam Aadmi Party's Raj Kumari Dhillon leading against Bharatiya Janata Party's Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga from Hari Nagar constituency, after 5th round of counting.
As the trends show the AAP sweeping the polls, the BJP office wears a deserted look:
BJP headquarters in Delhi bears a deserted look as initial trends suggest AAP set to form government in Delhi
Follow LIVE updates here: https://t.co/QkmIL6w4PG pic.twitter.com/UEgtgIESzM
— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) February 11, 2020
Aam Aadmi Party's Akhilesh Pati Tripathi leading from Model Town assembly constituency, after second round of counting.
Officials trends of all 70 seats are available on the Election Commission of India’s website. According to the poll panel, the Aam Aadmi Party is leading on 52 seats whereas the BJP is leading on 18 seats.
Aam Aadmi Party's Pramila Tokas leading from RK Puram
AAP's Haji Yunus trailing by over 14,000 votes in Mustafabad, BJP's Jagdish Pradhan leading.
Reacting on morning trends, Congress lawmaker Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury says, “Everyone knew that Aam Aadmi Party will return to power for the third time. Congress's defeat will not send a good message. The victory of AAP against the Bharatiya Janata Party and its communal agenda is significant.”
AAP's Durgesh Pathak trailing by over 2,800 votes from Karawal Nagar seat, BJP's Mohan Singh Bisht in the lead.
In Patparganj, BJP’s Ravinder Singh Negi is giving tough fight to Manish Sisodia. The incumbent Deputy CM has slender lead of 74 votes.
Aam Aadmi Party's Jarnail Singh leading from Tilak Nagar after first round of counting
Looks like Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari is on a bit of sticky wicket. As trends show AAP making a comeback, Tiwari said: “Trends indicate that there is a gap between AAP-BJP, there is still time. We are hopeful. Whatever the outcome, being the State Chief I am responsible.”
AAP's Atishi trailing from Kalkaji seat, BJP's Dharambir Singh ahead
As morning trends show AAP’s stellar performance, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari says, “these are early trends, let us wait for the final results.”
According to the Election Commission website, AAP crosses 50% in vote share whereas BJP has registered 41.80% vote share.
The Election Commission of India's official trends are in. Trends for 13 out 70 seats are available on the poll panel's site. AAP is leading on 7 and BJP is leading on 6 seats.
News Nation's Trends @ 9:16 am: AAP leads on 56 seats; BJP on 14.
.@AamAadmiParty candidate from Rajinder Nagar @raghav_chadha at a counting center in Gole Market, reports ANI. #DelhiElectionResults#ElectionsWithNewsNation#DelhiResults#DelhiElection2020
Follow LIVE updateshttps://t.co/L94Y7EGa09 pic.twitter.com/xidxioezGW
— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) February 11, 2020
In early trends, BJP is leading on: Bijwasan, Chhatarpur, Dwarka, Tilak Nagar, Delhi Cantt, Janakpuri, Krishna Nagar, Hari Nagar, Moti Nagar, Karawal Nagar, Mundka, Mustafabad, Rohini, Narela, Najafgarh, Ghonda, Timarpur, Shalimar Bagh Vishwas Nagar.
Haroon Yusuf is leading from Ballimaran. The 5-time MLA is the sole Congress leader who is leading in the morning trends.
“There are total 13 rounds of counting. Right now, postal ballots are being counted. The first round of counting will be completed by around 9 am. First trends will emerge around 10am,” says Sanjeev Kumar, Returning officer, AC-55 Trilokpuri.
Trends for all 70 seats are in: AAP leads on 55 seats, BJP on 15 and Congress on 1 seat.
The house of AAP’s Sanjay Singh has already been decorated with balloons and flowers. The AAP has gained unassailable lead in morning trends.
AAP's Amanatullah Khan has taken an early lead in the Okhla constituency.
Krishna Tirath from Congress is trailing from Patel Nagar.
Trends of 67 seats are in: As per News Nation’s morning trends @8:41 am, AAP is leading on 52 seats; BJP is leading on 15 seats and Congress on 0
0: That’s the number of seats on which the Congress is leading!
#DelhiElectionResults | Counting of votes underway at Gole market counting centre, reports ANI. #ElectionsWithNewsNation#DelhiResults#DelhiElection2020
Follow LIVE updateshttps://t.co/L94Y7EGa09 pic.twitter.com/rV6FjlrXl9
— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) February 11, 2020
According to NDTV, trends for all 70 seats are in: Trends as per NDTV: AAP - 53; BJP - 16; Congress - 1.
More good news for AAP: Somnath Bharti leads from Malviya Nagar and Gopal Rai leads from Babarpur
Initial Trends of 50 seats are in: Tally @ 8:23 am – AAP: 38; BJP: 10; Congress: 2
Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga is leading from Hari Nagar.
Kapil Mishra leads from Model Town whereas Adarsh Shastri trails from Dwarka.
In early morning trends, AAP nears majority mark: AAP - 32; BJP -9
Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia are leading from New Delhi and Patparganj constituencies.
Initial trends: BJP leads on 2 seats and AAP leads on 1 seat.
AAP is already in celebratory mood. The AAP office wears a festive look!
So what's on Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari's mind? Looking confident, Tiwari says, 'I am not nervous. 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.'
Krishna Nagar has highest numbers of polling centres in Delhi. There are 203 polling centres. Polling officials say the counting is likely to run into 15 rounds.
AAP leader and incumbent Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweets vedic verse ahead of the counting:
ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय।
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय।
हे ईश्वर! हमको असत्य से सत्य की ओर ले चलो। अंधकार से प्रकाश की ओर ले चलो। मृत्यु से अमरता के भाव की ओर ले चलो।
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) February 11, 2020
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.
Security personnel kept guard at strong rooms storing electronic voting machines (EVMs).
Critical and vulnerable polling locations, numbered 545 and spanned 3,843 booths.
There will be 33 counting observers, the Election Commission officials said.
The counting centres are located across the 11 districts, including at 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.
From every assembly constituency, five VVPATs will be randomly selected and they will be counted.
Each EVM consists of a ballot unit (BU), a controls units (CU) and a voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT.)
There were lot of speculations over the delay in the turnout announcement. 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.
Tight security arrangements have also been put in place at various centres across the national capital.