The counting of votes for Delhi Assembly elections began at 8 am on February 11th, 2020 with the ruling Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) eyeing a third straight win in the assembly that has 70 seats.
Ahead of the results, the party office has been decked up to celebrate the apparent victory. The AAP workers were seen celebrating by distributing sweets and bursting crackers.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Kejriwal is leading by a margin of 2,026 votes from the New Delhi constituency. On the other hand, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is also leading from Patparganj.
As many as 21 centres for counting of votes on February 11th, 2020 have been set up in Delhi. As per the Election Commission of India (ECI), the voter turnout for Delhi Assembly elections held on February 8th, 2020 was 62.59 per cent.
While AAP is contesting all the 70 seats without forging any alliance, the Congress has fielded 68 candidates and left two seats for its ally – Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal. The BJP is contesting from 67 seats and left the other seats for its ally Janata Dal (United) and Lok Janshakti Party.