Photos| Delhi Election Results 2020: AAP set for re-run, BJP makes gains

Counting of votes for Delhi assembly polls is underway at 21 centres across the city. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) looked set to retain power in Delhi for the third term with a comfortable majority while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appeared to improve its performance in the national capital. The Congress, which drew a blank the last time, was nowhere in early leads. The final voting percentage in the polls was 62.59% . In Delhi’s 70-seat assembly, there are 58 general seats and 12 reserved seats.

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After at least 10 rounds of counting of votes for Delhi assembly polls, trends reflected a clear win for the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Addressing people from the AAP office, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed his “love” for Delhiites who have overwhelmingly voted in the party’s favour. “Dilli walon ghazab kar diya aap logon ne! I love you,” he said. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

After at least 10 rounds of counting of votes for Delhi assembly polls, trends reflected a clear win for the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Addressing people from the AAP office, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed his “love” for Delhiites who have overwhelmingly voted in the party’s favour. “Dilli walon ghazab kar diya aap logon ne! I love you,” he said. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Counting of votes underway in Gole Market. Counting of votes began on Tuesday, and early trends showed the Aam Aadmi Party was ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The poll campaign saw a high-stakes political battle that pitched the AAP’s campaign to retain power against the BJP’s efforts to wrest power in the national capital. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Counting of votes underway in Gole Market. Counting of votes began on Tuesday, and early trends showed the Aam Aadmi Party was ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The poll campaign saw a high-stakes political battle that pitched the AAP’s campaign to retain power against the BJP’s efforts to wrest power in the national capital. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Security outside a counting centre at Maharani Bagh. The Delhi chief electoral officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh on Monday had assured foolproof security arrangements in and around each of the counting centres. Deputy commissioner of police, Sharat Sinha said each centre will have up to at least 500 personnel on the day of counting, including senior officers of the rank of assistant commissioner of police (ACP). (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Security outside a counting centre at Maharani Bagh. The Delhi chief electoral officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh on Monday had assured foolproof security arrangements in and around each of the counting centres. Deputy commissioner of police, Sharat Sinha said each centre will have up to at least 500 personnel on the day of counting, including senior officers of the rank of assistant commissioner of police (ACP). (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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EVM machines are brought in to a counting centre. AAP is eyeing a third term in Delhi. The party fielded 46 of its sitting MLAs from the same constituencies they contested in the 2015 polls, keeping in mind their “good work” in their respective areas and their connect with locals. In Delhi assembly election 2015, out of 70 seats the AAP won 67 and the BJP secured three seats. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

EVM machines are brought in to a counting centre. AAP is eyeing a third term in Delhi. The party fielded 46 of its sitting MLAs from the same constituencies they contested in the 2015 polls, keeping in mind their “good work” in their respective areas and their connect with locals. In Delhi assembly election 2015, out of 70 seats the AAP won 67 and the BJP secured three seats. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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According to EC data at 6:42 pm, the Aam Aadmi Party had crossed the half-way mark in the 70-member Delhi assembly. The party had won 46 seats. Running second was BJP which had won five and was leading in three seats. In Patparganj, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia after trailing behind BJP’s Ravinder Singh Negi through the morning, won after a tough fight. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

According to EC data at 6:42 pm, the Aam Aadmi Party had crossed the half-way mark in the 70-member Delhi assembly. The party had won 46 seats. Running second was BJP which had won five and was leading in three seats. In Patparganj, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia after trailing behind BJP’s Ravinder Singh Negi through the morning, won after a tough fight. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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An official updates the tally board at ITI Nand Nagri counting centre. The BJP’s Jagdish Pradhan from Mustafabad and Mukesh Kumar Ahlawat of the AAP from Sultanpur Majra were among the two of the 70 candidates leading with the highest margin of over 20,000 votes, latest Election Commission data showed around noon. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

An official updates the tally board at ITI Nand Nagri counting centre. The BJP’s Jagdish Pradhan from Mustafabad and Mukesh Kumar Ahlawat of the AAP from Sultanpur Majra were among the two of the 70 candidates leading with the highest margin of over 20,000 votes, latest Election Commission data showed around noon. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

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Party functionaries said though preparations are underway to celebrate the victory in the polls, whose results will be announced on Tuesday, Kejriwal has asked party volunteers not to burst firecrackers as it contributes to pollution. Other preparations to celebrate the victory, including ordering sweets, are also underway at the party headquarters in ITO, they said. (Amal KS / HT photo)

Party functionaries said though preparations are underway to celebrate the victory in the polls, whose results will be announced on Tuesday, Kejriwal has asked party volunteers not to burst firecrackers as it contributes to pollution. Other preparations to celebrate the victory, including ordering sweets, are also underway at the party headquarters in ITO, they said. (Amal KS / HT photo)

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A scene at the Delhi Congress office. A leadership crisis and dependence on legacy appeared to be the reasons behind the Congress’ dismal show in early trends, with the party failing to open its account till 11:20am on Tuesday. The Congress, which ruled Delhi consecutively from 1998 to 2013, faces a wipeout again after having failed to win any seat in the 2015 assembly elections. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

A scene at the Delhi Congress office. A leadership crisis and dependence on legacy appeared to be the reasons behind the Congress’ dismal show in early trends, with the party failing to open its account till 11:20am on Tuesday. The Congress, which ruled Delhi consecutively from 1998 to 2013, faces a wipeout again after having failed to win any seat in the 2015 assembly elections. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

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Manish Sisodia after winning the Patparganj seat. Aam Aadmi Party’s Raghav Chadha celebrated with party workers on winning from Rajinder Nagar assembly constituency. AAP’s Atishi, who was up against BJP’s Dharambir Singh, also won herself the Kalkaji assembly constituency. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Manish Sisodia after winning the Patparganj seat. Aam Aadmi Party’s Raghav Chadha celebrated with party workers on winning from Rajinder Nagar assembly constituency. AAP’s Atishi, who was up against BJP’s Dharambir Singh, also won herself the Kalkaji assembly constituency. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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People look at the results unfold at Laxmi Nagar. Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has congratulated Arvind Kejriwal and the people of Delhi for AAP’s victory in assembly election. Kejriwal thanked the people of Delhi for ensuring AAP’s third term in the national capital. He thanked people for trusting “their son (Arvind Kejriwal)” yet again. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

People look at the results unfold at Laxmi Nagar. Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has congratulated Arvind Kejriwal and the people of Delhi for AAP’s victory in assembly election. Kejriwal thanked the people of Delhi for ensuring AAP’s third term in the national capital. He thanked people for trusting “their son (Arvind Kejriwal)” yet again. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

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A scene at BJP office in Delhi. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav congratulated Arvind Kejriwal as trends reflected a clear win for AAP. He thanked Delhi for rejecting “politics of hate, betrayal, and destruction.” West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also congratulated Kejriwal. “People have rejected BJP. Only development will work, CAA, NRC and NPR will be rejected,” she said according to news agency ANI. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

A scene at BJP office in Delhi. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav congratulated Arvind Kejriwal as trends reflected a clear win for AAP. He thanked Delhi for rejecting “politics of hate, betrayal, and destruction.” West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also congratulated Kejriwal. “People have rejected BJP. Only development will work, CAA, NRC and NPR will be rejected,” she said according to news agency ANI. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

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