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Home / India News / Delhi poll results 2020 Update:BJP’s Kapil Mishra stares at defeat in Model Town as AAP widens lead

Delhi poll results 2020 Update:BJP’s Kapil Mishra stares at defeat in Model Town as AAP widens lead

A day before counting of votes on Monday, Mishra told a news agency that the “people’s mandate” was with the BJP and he wouldn’t be surprised if Arvind Kejriwal gets defeated from the New Delhi constituency.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2020 13:48 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Kapil Mishra has been in the thick of controversies during the election campaign due to his comments
Kapil Mishra has been in the thick of controversies during the election campaign due to his comments(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Kapil Mishra, a former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader who broke away and joined the BJP with a vow to defeat Arvind Kejriwal’s party is trailing by close to 10,000 against Akhilesh Pati Tripathi of AAP, who had also won the seat in 2015. Congress’ Akanksha Ola is in the third position.

AAP candidate had polled around 34,000 votes according to the election commission data released at 1:45 pm while Mishra had polled 23000 votes followed by 2343 votes polled by the Congress candidate.

Mishra has been in the thick of controversies during the election campaign due to his comments, most infamous of which was his encouragement to a crowd of BJP supporters gathered in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) that chanted “Desh Ke Gaddaron ko, Goli Maaro Salon Ko” (shoot the anti-nationals) while referring to those who sat in protest against the act.

At one point, Mishra had also suggested that Shaheen Bagh protestors were sponsored by Pakistan and had likened the elections to an India-Pakistan match, raising eyebrows.

A day before counting of votes on Monday, Mishra told a news agency that the “people’s mandate” was with the BJP and he wouldn’t be surprised if Arvind Kejriwal gets defeated from the New Delhi constituency.

Mishra had also hit out at the AAP for questioning the election commission over alleged delay in declaration of final voting percentage for Delhi polls on Sunday.