Counting of votes to begin at 8 am
The counting of votes for 70 seats of the Delhi Assembly will begin amid tight security today at 8 am. According to Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh, the counting of votes will take place at 21 centres. There will be a dedicated hall for every assembly constituency.
A tight security net has been put in place to ensure the counting of votes takes place in a peaceful manner. Over 670 candidates are in the fray for 70 seats at stake in the country's capital. As much as 62.59 per cent voter turnout was recorded in Delhi on February 8, when the elections were held in a single-phase in Delhi. Most of the exit polls predicted that Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP will retain the power, winning two-thirds seats while some have even predicted three-fourth majority in the 70-member assembly.
I am confident that it will be a good day for BJP: Manoj Tiwari
Manoj Tiwari, BJP Delhi Chief: I am not nervous. I am confident that it will be a good day for BJP. We are coming to power in Delhi today. Don't be surprised if we win 55 seats.
We are confident of a win today: Manish Sisodia
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia: We are confident of a win today because we have worked for people in the last 5 years.
Counting begins for Delhi elections
Counting has officially begun for 70 assembly seats in Delhi. Stay tuned as we bring to you the quickest, most accurate Delhi election results.
Delhi Election Results 2020: Early trends show BJP's Tajinder Bagga, Kapil Mishra leading in Hari Nagar, Model Town seats
Delhi Election Results 2020: AAP's Amantullah Khan leads in Okhla, home to Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Nagar
AAP's Raj Kumari Dhillon leading against BJP's Tajinder Bagga in Hari Nagar seat
Aam Aadmi Party's Raj Kumari Dhillon leading against BJP's Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga from Hari Nagar, after first round of counting.
AAP's Saurabh Bhardwaj leading in Greater Kailash seat
Aam Aadmi Party's Saurabh Bhardwaj leading with a margin of 1505 votes from Greater Kailash constituency. "People of Delhi have accepted our governance model. At the counting centre, right now, I can see I am getting double the votes as compared to the BJP candidate," said Saurabh Bhardwaj.
Arvind Kejriwal leading by margin of 2026 votes from New Delhi constituency; BJP's Vijender Gupta trails from Rohini constituency
Delhi CM and Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal leading by a margin of 2026 votes from New Delhi constituency; Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vijender Gupta trailing by 1172 votes from Rohini.
BJP's Kapil Mishra leads from Model Town; AAP's Manish Sisodia leads from Patparganj
Bharatiya Janata Party's Kapil Mishra leading from Model Town by a margin of 98 votes; Aam Aadmi Party's Manish Sisodia leading from Patparganj by a margin of 112 votes.
'Whatever the outcome, being the State Chief I am responsible': Manoj Tiwari
Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari: Trends indicate that there is a gap between AAP-BJP, there is still time. We are hopeful. Whatever the outcome, being the State Chief I am responsible.
AAP's Parlad Singh Sawhney leads from Chandni Chowk, Alka Lamba trails
Delhi's Chandni Chowk assembly constituency: AAP's Parlad Singh Sawhney at 6043 votes, Congress's Alka Lamba at 157 votes and BJP's Suman Kumar Gupta at 67 votes.
Congress's defeat will not send a good message: Congress MP AR Chowdhury
Congress MP AR Chowdhury: Everyone knew that Aam Aadmi Party will return to power for the third time. Congress's defeat will not send a good message. The victory of AAP against the Bharatiya Janata Party & its communal agenda is significant.
AAP's Akhilesh Pati Tripathi leading from Model Town assembly constituency, after second round of counting
"I thank everyone who has expressed their confidence in Arvind Kejriwal.People want a govt that takes care of its citizens. People of Delhi have voted for development; I thank them,"Akhilesh Pati Tripathi.
Congress' Alka Lamba trailing by over 12,000 votes from Chandni Chowk constituency, AAP's Parlad Singh Sawhney leading (PTI)
Initial trends not in our favor: BJP's Manoj Tiwari
With the early trends showing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) heading for a victory in the Assembly elections, BJP State unit chief Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday said he is not "upset" and is confident of sweeping the polls.
"We are not upset. The initial trend is not in our favor, but the exit polls were good. We are a little behind our estimate but we still hope that we will win," said Tiwari while speaking to media in New Delhi.
Delhi Assembly Speaker and AAP's Ram Niwas Goel trailing from Shahdara
Delhi Assembly Speaker and Aam Aadmi Party's Ram Niwas Goel trailing from Shahdara.
AAP's Manish Sisodia trailing behind BJP's Ravi Negi by 1576 votes
Aam Aadmi Party's Manish Sisodia trailing behind BJP's Ravi Negi by 1576 votes, in Patparganj assembly constituency, after fifth round of counting.
'I take responsibility for the party's performance': Delhi Congress Chief Subhash Chopra
Subhash Chopra, Delhi Congress Chief: I take responsibility for the party's performance, we will analyse the factors behind this. Reason for the drop in our vote percentage is politics of polarization by both BJP and AAP.
'Janata malik hai': Nitish Kumar on Delhi elections result
Patna: JDU president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday noon reacted on Delhi assembly elections results by saying "sab Janata Malik hai"( Voters are the master). Nitish who appeared in public after a gap of 11 days unveiled the statue of Janasangh leader,Deendayal Upadhyay at Rajendra Nagar here.He was ill after he returned from New Delhi last month . He had campaigned in Delhi and shared platforms with Amit Shah and JP Nadda. JDU had fielded candidates in two Poorvanchal dominated constituencies in alliance with BJP. JDU candidates lost their security deposits in both.
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Lt Governor Anil Baijal Anil Baijal dissolves sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal dissolves the sixth Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
I congratulate Arvind Kejriwal ji: Akhilesh Yadav on AAP leading in Delhi
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on AAP leading in #DelhiElection2020: I congratulate Arvind Kejriwal ji. I also thank the people of Delhi who rejected the politics of hate, betrayal, and destruction. After the result of this election, BJP will not remember any Bagh.
Manish Sisodia leading by 3129 votes
Delhi Deputy CM and Aam Aadmi Party's Manish Sisodia now leading by 3129 votes after 13th round of counting from Patparganj assembly constituency; Visuals from counting centre at Akshardham
I accept the result, we will work hard and give better performance next elections: Parvesh Verma
Parvesh Verma, BJP MP on #DelhiResults: I accept the result. We will work hard and give a better performance in the next elections. If this election would have been on Education and Development, then Education Minister (Manish Sisodia) would not have been trailing.
BJP tried to do politics of hate but people of Delhi chose a government that works for the people: Manish Sisodia
Manish Sisodia wins from Patparganj after initial hiccups
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia won the Partparganj seat in East Delhi after a tough fight against BJP's Ravinder Singh Negi.
Congress concedes defeat in Delhi polls, congratulates Kejriwal for victory
The Congress party conceded defeat in the Delhi Assembly elections, saying that the party accepts the verdict given by people of the national capital.
Addressing a press conference, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala congratulated AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for the victory in the election.
"The people of Delhi have given its verdict. The verdict is against the Congress party. AICC and Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee accept the verdict," he said.
People of Delhi have defeated BJP's divisive agenda: Chidambaram
"AAP won, bluff and bluster lost. The people of Delhi, who are from all parts of India, have defeated the polarising, divisive and dangerous agenda of the BJP," Chidambaram tweeted.
"I salute the people of Delhi who have set an example to other states that will hold their elections in 2021 and 2022," he said.
People of Delhi have proven that Delhi's son Arvind Kejriwal isn't a terrorist but a true patriot: Raghav Chadha
Congress leader Sharmishtha Mukjherjee alleges delayed decision making, lack of unity for party's drubbing in Delhi polls
Senior Delhi Congress leader and national spokesperson of the party Sharmishtha Mukjherjee alleged delay in decision making and lack of strategy and unity at the state level for the party's humiliating performance reflected in the Assembly poll results on Tuesday.
Mukherjee, president of Delhi Mahila Congress, stated that it was high time that the party takes some action. She added that she too was responsible for the Congress' poor show.
People have shown that the country will be run by 'Jan Ki Baat', not 'Mann Ki Baat': Uddhav Thackeray
The mandate given by the people of Delhi has shown that they will vote on work and development: says Tejashwi Yadav
AAP candidate Adbul Rehman defeats BJP's Kaushal Kumar Mishra from Seelampur Assembly constituency by 27,887 votes.
Hate politics of anti CAA protestors won: BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya
"Delhi results are a disappointment but there are plenty of positives for the BJP, which will be built on over the next five years," he added.
Deve Gowda congrats Kejriwal for hat-trick in Delhi
Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) supreme H.D. Deve Gowda congratulated Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his ruling Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) hat-trick victory in the northern state's Assembly elections.
"Please accept my heartiest congratulations on your splendid third victory in the Delhi state Assembly elections," said Gowda in a letter to Kejriwal.
Mehbooba congratulates Kejriwal for AAP's victory
PDP president Mehbooba Mufti congratulated AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on his party's victory in Delhi Assembly elections.
"On behalf of Ms Mufti, I'd like to congratulate @ArvindKejriwal for his spectacular victory & especially Dilliwallahs for rejecting vitriolic divisive politics & voting on real issues instead," Mehbooba's daughter Iltija Mufti tweeted from her mother's handle.
BJP respects mandate given by Delhi people: JP Nadda
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Jagat Prakash Nadda said that his party respects the mandate given by the people of Delhi in the Assembly elections.
"The BJP respects the mandate given by the people of Delhi. All the workers worked tirelessly in this election and have been engaged in elections day and night. Heartfelt greetings and thanks to all the workers," Nadda tweeted.
AP chief Arvind Kejriwal, his wife Sunita and party leader Manish Sisodia offer prayers at Hanuman Temple
We opposed it and are still opposing it: Manoj Tiwari on Shaheen Bagh protest
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said that the party will continue to oppose the sit-in protest in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh area.
With Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) having bagged 37 seats and leading on 25 seats at 6 pm, Tiwari said that his assessment regarding the polls was wrong.
"We don't do politics of hate. We do politics of 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas'. A lot of things are said during the elections, but we never wanted that roads should be blocked for 60 days. We opposed that yesterday, we are opposing it today also," Tiwari told ANI.
AAP vs BJP: How each party has performed in Delhi's minority-dominated constituencies
Delhi Election 2020: How Cong's vote share has disappeared since 1993
With Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) set to win 63 seats, it now seems appears certain that the 'broom' is set to retain power while BJP might have to remain content with minor increment in its tally. The contest for political power over the national capital was a bipolar one with the Congress nowhere in the reckoning.
Delhi Election 2020: 'Goli Maaron' brigade bites the bullet, Kapil Mishra loses by huge margin
Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Kapil Mishra conceded defeat to Akhilesh Pati Tripathi of the AAP in Model Town constituency, he also said BJP somewhere failed to connect with the people of Delhi.
'Kyun jale pe namak chidak rahe ho?': Congress after drawing another duck in Delhi
The counting of votes polled in the high-stakes Delhi Assembly election began on Tuesday morning amid tight security at various centres set up to carry out the exercise.
Earlier, the exit polls had predicted a big win for the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, but the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders maintained that the surveys would fall flat. The exit polls also predicted only a couple of seats or zero seat for Congress.
Delhi Elections Result 2020: Best memes and jokes
The social media is abuzz with memes and jokes on the election results. Here is a compilation of the best memes and jokes: