Delhi Election 2020 Results and news highlights: AAP wins 50 seats, leads in 12; BJP betters 2015 score with 5 more MLAs

Delhi Election 2020 Results and highlights: Delhi Election 2020 Results and highlights: The Aam Aadmi Party is set to retain the power in the national capital with a landslide victory. The trends had projected a clear mandate for the Arvind Kejriwal-led party. The BJP has conceded the defeat.

Delhi Assembly Elections result 2020 LIVE: With counting winding down for the 70 seats of the Delhi Assembly, the Aam Aadmi Party is set to repeat history by winning 62 seats (12 of them leads) in the 2020 elections. The BJP, which just had 3 MLAs in the last assembly, could only manage 5 more seats. The Congress did not win any single seat and saw a drop of 50 per cent decline in vote share.

Earlier, the counting of votes to elect legislators for the 70-member house began at 8 am. The AAP, the BJP and the Congress were the three major parties in the race and in a couple of hours, it will be clear that who will hold reins of the Capital. The voting for Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 took place in a single phase on February 8 and registered around 62% voting.

The voting was less than 5% compared to 67.5 percent in 2015, said data shared by the Election Commission 24 hours after the polling ended.

To register people’s mandate, the Election Commission had set up over 2,700 polling stations and 13,000 booths in 70 constituencies. The commission has set up 21 counting centers where the votes will be counted.

The AAP and the BJP were both confident of their wins and eyeing a clear mandate. AAP MP Sanjay Singh, quoting the exit polls result, said the party would replicate 2015’s result and don’t be shocked if it broke its own record of winning 67 seats.

CM Arvind Kejriwal, who is looking forward to continue in office for the 3rd time, has directed his party workers to celebrate without bursting crackers keeping Delhi’s air quality in mind.

The AAP in its manifesto had promised to address the air quality of the capital.

BJP Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari had dismissed exit polls and predicted 48+ seats for his party in the Delhi Assembly Elections 2020. Union Minister Amit Shah too had said the BJP and its allies will win more than 45 seats.