BJP is right now in the second position behind AAP as counting of votes progresses(HT Photo)
BJP is right now in the second position behind AAP as counting of votes progresses(HT Photo)

Delhi poll results 2020: BJP’s Kapil Mishra leads, Vijendra Gupta trails as fortunes reverse

BJP was leading in close to 20 seats at 10 am
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 10:02 AM IST

The BJP was leading in about close to 20 seats in the 70-member Delhi assembly within the first two hours after counting of votes began on Tuesday but the party was nowhere near the halfway mark at the time of publishing this report at 10 am.

Party stalwarts in Delhi such as Kapil Mishra, Rekha Gupta, Surinder Pal Singh and Om Prakash Sharma were among those leading in their constituencies of Model Town, Rohini, Shalimar Bagh, Timarpur and Vishwas Nagar respectively. Other big names such as Ram Vir Singh Bidhuri, Vijendra Gupta and Jagdish Pradhan were trailing from Mustafabad, Rohini and Timarpur constituencies respectively.

However, these leads are subject to change as the counting is still in its early stages.

Kapil Mishra, who was fielded from Model Town constituency in north Delhi after he left AAP to join the BJP was currently leading Akhilesh Pati Tripathi of AAP, Rekha Gupta was leading against AAP’s Bandana Kumari and the Congress’ JS Nayol, Surinder Pal Singh was ahead of Amar Lata Sangwan of the Indian National Congress and Dilip Pandey of the AAP and Om Prakash Sharma was leading against Deepak Singla of AAP and Gurcharan Singh of the Congress in Vishwas Nagar constituency.

BJP leaders trailing currently

Vijendra Gupta, a BJP veteran in Delhi was now trailing behind Rajesh Nama Bansiwala of AAP and Sumesh Gupta of the Congress. Ram Vir Singh Bidhuri was trailing behind Ram Singh Netaji of AAP in Badarpur while Jagdish Pradhan was trailing Haji Yunus of AAP and Ali Mehdi of the Congress in Mustafabad seat. BJP had won this seat in the 2015 elections.

The party is doing particularly well in a big cluster of West Delhi comprising Moti Nagar, Hari Nagar, Janakpuri, Vijwasan, Delhi Cantt and Dwarka. It was also doing well in certain pockets of North Delhi like Bawana, Karawal Nagar, Shalimar Bagh, Timarpur and Ghonda.

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