Somnath Bharti faces off against Shailender Singh of BJP and Neetu Verma Soin of Congress (Photo Credit: PTI File)
Somnath Bharti of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won the Malviya Nagar Vidhan Sabha seat as results for Delhi assembly polls were declared on Tuesday. Bharti defeated Shailender Singh of BJP by a margin of 18,144 votes. Bharti got 52,043 votes while Singh managed only 33,899 votes.
Meanwhile, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party is on course for a resounding victory in the Delhi Assembly Elections to retain power for a third term on Tuesday. Arvind Kejriwal is set to return as chief minister for the third time as trends showed the party was set for a massive victory in the Delhi Assembly Elections 2020. 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.