Saurabh Bharadwaj won the Greater Kailash seat (Photo Credit: PTI File)
Saurabh Bharadwaj of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won the Greater Kailash seat as results of Delhi assembly elections were declared on Tuesday. Bharadwaj, who got 60,372 votes, defeated Shikha Roy (43,563 votes) by 16,809 votes. Sukhbir Singh Panwar of the Congress finished third. Greater Kailash is Bharadwaj's home turf as he won from the this seat against the BJP's Ajay Kumar Malhotra in 2013. In 2015 Delhi polls, Bharadwaj had defeated BJP's Rakesh Guliya.
Meanwhile, AAP looked set for another victory as they surged to a big lead in the early vote-counting trends for the Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 on Tuesday. The AAP was leading in 63 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.