The BJP, which emerged as a distant second to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the assembly elections, witnessed a notable improvement in their vote share. Tuesday (February 11)’s results show the party bagged 38.5 per cent votes in the national capital, which is six percentage points more than what it received in the 2015 elections.
The Congress, which once ruled Delhi for 15 years on the trot under the leadership of former chief minister Sheila Dikshit, drew a blank for the second consecutive assembly elections in the national capital. But what came as a shocker for the party was that 63, or 90 per cent, of its candidates lost their deposits.
Residents of Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Nagar, which fall under the Okhla constituency on Tuesday celebrated the stupendous success of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi Assembly elections as many offered free food and biryani to mark the party's victory.
One of the biggest reasons for AAP’s victory in Delhi is the complete decimation of Congress. From the 10% vote it secured in 2015, the Congress plummeted to 4.5% this time. But, this happened primarily because Congress did not contest the polls seriously, in all likelihood because of a tactical alliance with AAP.
The BJP improved both its vote share and seat counts in Delhi, according to the latest trends in assembly election results, but were still cornered to a distant second, far behind the ruling AAP, despite a heated campaign that witnessed veteran leaders and a fresh take on their hyper-nationalism narrative.
“I love you,” AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal greeted his supporters on Tuesday after his party bagged a landslide win in the Delhi assembly elections, granting him his third tenues as the chief minister of the national capital. Latest trends show AAP leading in 63 of the total 70 seats in the legislative assembly.