A poll of exit polls this evening predicted that AAP will win Delhi with around 52 seats
New Delhi: The BJP’s Amit Shah has called a meeting of party MPs as exit polls predicted a victory for Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi assembly elections. Sources said party chief JP Nadda and his lieutenants will also be present in the meeting.
A poll of exit polls this evening predicted that AAP will win Delhi with around 52 seats. The BJP, which got three seats in 2015, is likely to get around 15.
Poll of Exit Polls Suggest Arvind Kejriwal To Become Delhi Chief Minister Again
Exit polls predicted that the Aam Aadmi Party will retain power with a comfortable majority. The BJP, however, will improve its 2015 Delhi election tally of 3, the exit polls have said. This implies Arvind Kejriwal may get another term as the Delhi Chief Minister. Union Minister Amit Shah has called a meeting of Delhi BJP members of parliament. Meanwhile, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari has said the exit polls will prove to be inaccurate. Delhi voted today to decide if Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will return to power or whether the BJP will make a comeback after 20 years out of power in the capital. The Congress, which had not won any seat in the 70-strong assembly in 2015, is also hoping against all odds to stage a comeback. The results of the election will be declared on Tuesday. NDTV’s poll of exit polls give an aggregate of various exit polls. Health warning: exit polls often go wrong .
Despite a high intensity campaign, the voter turnout for the Delhi election has been low. Just 54.02 per cent people turned up to vote till 5 pm. The corresponding figure in 2015 was 67.5 per cent.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP went into the election with the tough task of matching its 2015 performance, when it won 67 of 70 assembly seats in an unprecedented mandate. Mr Kejriwal’s campaign focused on his government’s work on fixing the city’s hospitals and schools.
On the other hand, the BJP, which won all the seven parliamentary seats in Delhi in the national election last year, has attacked Mr Kejriwal and the Congress over the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh. The party has said that by voting for it, people of Delhi will show their disapproval of the protest. The BJP, which has not yet named a contender for the Chief Minister’s job, has called Mr Kejriwal a “terrorist” who makes false promises and sides with “anti-national” elements.
The Congress’s campaign focused on the work done by late Sheila Dikshit during her three consecutive terms as the Delhi Chief Minister. The party’s top leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra barely campaigned for its candidates