Free Press Journal

Hopes of party’s win in Delhi still intact: BJP



New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has given a good fight in the Delhi Assembly elections but that the party’s hopes of winning are still intact. “There is no doubt that the Aam Aadmi Party has given a good fight, but hopes of the BJP are still intact. AAP supporters are noisier and more open in support, but BJP supporters are not that vocal, hence the exit-poll results,” said party spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao. The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP may return to power once again in the national capital, according to various exit polls.

The exit polls have predicted the second place for the Bharatiya Janata Party while the Congress may end up a distant third. 67.08 percent voter turnout was recorded in the polling for the 70-member Delhi assembly which began at 8 a.m. yesterday amid tight security. About 55,000 police personnel have been deployed to ensure hassle free voting. The police will also undertake patrolling in different parts of the capital to prevent the distribution of liquor, money or any other allurements. Over 1.33 crore electorate will decide the fate of 673 candidates.