Ground Report News Desk | New Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal are reportedly leading by more than two thousand votes from New Delhi constituency. As per initial trends, AAP is leading in over 50 seats while BJP is ahead in 19 seats. The counting for New Delhi seat is taking place at Gol Market.
Kejriwal is pitted against Sunil Yadav of the BJP and Romesh Sabharwal of the Congress. According to early trends Kejriwal got 3775 votes and BJP’s Sunil Yadav is close behind. Deputy CM and senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia is also ahead in Patparganj.
Another AAP candidate Sourabh Bhardwaj is leading from Greater Kailash seat by at least 3800 votes. Imran Hussain of Aam Aadmi Party is leading from Ballimaran by a margin of 33,877 votes. The counting for the 70 assembly seats is underway in Delhi.
However, exit polls have not dampened the spirits of challenger Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The party leaders claim that the Delhi election result will surprise everyone as “the saffron party will stake claim to power with a resounding majority”.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Monday asserted that his party will win 48 seats in the 70-member Assembly and form the next government. “Our confidence is based on a micro analysis of all the seats. The exit polls are only rough estimates.