Jagdish Pradhan has lost his huge lead against AAP rival in Mustafabad(Courtesy: Twitter@JagdishMLA)
Jagdish Pradhan has lost his huge lead against AAP rival in Mustafabad(Courtesy: Twitter@JagdishMLA)

Delhi Poll Results: BJP Mustafabad MLA Jagdish Pradhan left behind in late charge by AAP’s Haji Yunus

Jagdish Pradhan is a sitting MLA from Mustafabad.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 03:19 PM IST

BJP’s sitting MLA from Mustafabad in the north east Delhi seat, Jagdish Pradhan has conceded the lead to AAP’s Haji Yunus in the late stages of counting despite having led by a huge margin at one stage-- by 27,000 votes at 11:30 am.

Three and a half hours later at 3 pm, Pradhan’s vote count had jumped to nearly 71,000 votes, a gain of more than 30 thousand votes but during the same time Haji Yunus collected nearly 77 thousand votes to surge ahead of Pradhan with a tally of around 90,000 votes. Ali Mehdi of the Congress is in the third position with close to 5,000 mark.

Pradhan is the sitting MLA from Mustafabad and his likely loss reflects in the overall disappointing show by the BJP, which is currently struggling to reach the double digits, despite a massive election campaign led by home minister Amit Shah.

BJP is currently leading in about 9 seats in the 70-member Delhi assembly while the AAP’s wins/leads stand at 61, leaving nothing for the Congress.

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