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A deserted view of the Delhi Congress office after AAP won the Delhi Assembly elections, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

‘With due respect’: Congress’ Sharmishtha Mukherjee rebukes Chidambaram for ‘gloating’ over AAP win

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 09:44 PM IST
ed her own party on Tuesday after Congress maintained a steady score of zero in the Delhi Assembly election. She called for action rather than introspection.
Delhi CM and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal (C) gestures during his address to supporters after party's victory in the State Assembly polls, at AAP office in New Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.(HT photo)
Delhi CM and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal (C) gestures during his address to supporters after party's victory in the State Assembly polls, at AAP office in New Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.(HT photo)

Switching party works for some, others miss mark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai and Adrija Roychowdhury
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 05:00 AM IST
Among the new recruits was Shoaib Iqbal, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate who had joined the party from the Congress last month. He won the Matia Mahal seat with a vote percentage of 75.16%, the highest in this assembly election.
Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah(PTI file photo)
Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah(PTI file photo)

BJP’s ‘nationalistic’ pitch trumped by local factors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 04:47 AM IST
BJP vote share increased by 6.3 percentage points from 2015 to 38.5% in the 2020 Delhi assembly elections, but the party’s seat count stayed in single digits as the city-state’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) cruised to a landslide victory.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal (C)(Photo: Rajiv Tyagi / Hindustan Times)
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal (C)(Photo: Rajiv Tyagi / Hindustan Times)

Welfare schemes key to AAP’s poll performance in Delhi elections

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami and Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 04:38 AM IST
Analysts point out that many of the subsidies and schemes, while aimed at the power, were not meant exclusively for them, thereby reducing utility bills for almost everyone.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will have a slightly stronger voice than before in the Delhi assembly after winning eight of the total 70 seats, up from just three in the 2015 state elections.(AFP file photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will have a slightly stronger voice than before in the Delhi assembly after winning eight of the total 70 seats, up from just three in the 2015 state elections.(AFP file photo)

With 8 members, BJP looks at slightly stronger voice in Delhi assembly

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra and Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 07:01 AM IST
The BJP won three seats in constituencies that fall in the East Delhi and North East Delhi parliamentary segments — Laxmi Nagar, Vishwas Nagar and Gandhinagar; and Ghonda, Rohtas Nagar and Karawal Nagar.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Manish Sisodia pulls off thriller, wins by a thin margin

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak and Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 04:17 AM IST
For much of the day, Sisodia trailed his opponent in what was considered a safe seat for the AAP. The deputy CM trailed till the ninth round of counting, out of a total of 15.
Delhi Chief Minister and leader of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister and leader of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Arvind Kejriwal: From activist to Delhi’s undisputed leader

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 04:12 AM IST
The AAP began with Kejriwal as the face, but also as a political formation that relied largely on collective decision making, with a set of other prominent leaders such as Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav.
BJP leader Manoj Tiwari(ANI photo)
BJP leader Manoj Tiwari(ANI photo)

‘Will analyse why we failed in Delhi elections’: Manoj Tiwari

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 03:47 AM IST
The BJP leader added that a positive thing to take away from the result is the BJP’s increase in vote share compared to the 2015 assembly polls.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

‘This is a win for bharat mata’, says Kejriwal after AAP sweeps Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 03:29 AM IST
Kejriwal, thanked the city-state’s voters for choosing him as a “son”, a reference to his comments last month seeking votes as a son of Delhi, after Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pravesh Verma called the CM a terrorist.
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal (C)(Hindustan Times photo)
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal (C)(Hindustan Times photo)

Arvind Kejriwal’s party wins more seats in close contests than it did in 2015

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 03:19 AM IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has won 62 out of 70 assembly constituencies (ACs) in Delhi with a 53.5% vote share.
All the approaches focussed on highlighting one thing — brand Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi’s CM and AAP’s national convener.(Photo: Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times)
All the approaches focussed on highlighting one thing — brand Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi’s CM and AAP’s national convener.(Photo: Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times)

Memes to songs: How AAP kept inbox abuzz

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 03:08 AM IST
The AAP was clearly on the front foot, with the social media team of the party led by Ankit Lal coming out with new video content every second day — taking digs at the BJP, its leaders such as the party’s Delhi president, Manoj Tiwari, and the Congress.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hugs party leader Sanjay Singh after party’s victory in Delhi Assembly Election.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hugs party leader Sanjay Singh after party’s victory in Delhi Assembly Election.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Why economics explains AAP’s landslide victory

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 02:43 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), although it has marginally improved on both its vote share and seat share compared to 2015, has ended up far behind the AAP.
In its defeat, there are three broad takeaways for the BJP.(ANI file photo)
In its defeat, there are three broad takeaways for the BJP.(ANI file photo)

No CM face, limits of polarisation hurt BJP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 02:35 AM IST
Armed with all seven seats, with a vote share of over 50%, and Narendra Modi appearing politically invincible, the party was confident that it would wrest the Capital away from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in 2020.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Poorly led Congress suffers Delhi debacle as social base erodes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 02:22 AM IST
The first is the limited appeal and credibility of both its national and local leadership. It is now clear that Rahul Gandhi is not able to inspire confidence among the electorate.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal(Photo: Rajiv Tyagi / Hindustan Times)
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal(Photo: Rajiv Tyagi / Hindustan Times)

Five factors behind Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP’s sweep 2.0 in Delhi assembly election

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa and Abhishek Jha
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 09:12 AM IST
With 53.6& vote share, the AAP swept Delhi again, winning 62 seats. We take a look at the five factors that led to AAP’s stellar performance
Arvind Kejriwal‘lookalike’ was spotted in Delhi today.(HT Photo)
Arvind Kejriwal‘lookalike’ was spotted in Delhi today.(HT Photo)

As AAP sweeps Delhi polls Arvind Kejriwal’s little lookalike takes social media by storm

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 04:14 PM IST
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal’s little lookalike is seen wearing a cap sporting the party’s name and symbol.
Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP’s) Raghav Chadha on Tuesday won by more than 16,000 votes from the Rajendra Nagar constituency.(HT Photo)
Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP’s) Raghav Chadha on Tuesday won by more than 16,000 votes from the Rajendra Nagar constituency.(HT Photo)

Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: AAP’s Raghav Chadha wins from Rajendra Nagar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 01:49 PM IST
The contest in Rajendra Nagar constituency in central Delhi was a battle of prestige after Raghav Chadha lost the South Delhi constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Political Strategist Prashant Kishor at AAP party office.(ANI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Political Strategist Prashant Kishor at AAP party office.(ANI)

Delhi Election Results 2020: Thank you Delhi, tweets Prashant Kishor sacked by Nitish Kumar from JDU

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 01:08 PM IST
In a tweet after the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP consolidated its lead position on 57 out of 70 seats, Prashant Kishor tweeted his thank you message to Delhi voters.
Manish Sisodia, AAP leader, with his family members at his residence.(ANI/Twitter)
Manish Sisodia, AAP leader, with his family members at his residence.(ANI/Twitter)

Delhi election result 2020: As vote counting begins, politicians across party lines seek divine intervention

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 08:28 AM IST
AAP’s Manish Sisodia prayed at home and his rival BJP’s Vijay Goel went to the Hanuman Temple in Connaught Place as counting of votes began for all the 70 assembly seats at 8am.
Voters stand in queues to cast their votes at a polling station, at St Giri Public School, Sarita Vihar, in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, February 8, 2020.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Voters stand in queues to cast their votes at a polling station, at St Giri Public School, Sarita Vihar, in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, February 8, 2020.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

AAP’s Somnath Bharti wins Malviya Nagar Assembly seat

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 04:49 PM IST
Delhi assembly election results 2020 latest update: Counting of votes will begin at 8 AM for Malviya Nagar Assembly seat. AAP candidate Somnath Bharti is contesting against Shailender Singh from the BJP and Congress’ Neetu Verma Soin .
(HT file)
(HT file)

Shakur Basti Election Result 2020 Live Updates: AAP’s Satyendar Jain wins

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 03:33 PM IST
Delhi assembly election results 2020 latest update: Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Dr S C Vats is contesting against AAP candidate Satyendar Jain. Stay here for round-wise vote counting updates.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Kejriwal asks AAP volunteers not to burst crackers during victory celebrations

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 02:25 AM IST
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.
Delhi Deputy CM and AAP party Candidate Manish Sisodia while on an election campaigning roadshow, at Sabzi Mandi Mandawali in East Delhi, India on Thursday, February 6, 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Deputy CM and AAP party Candidate Manish Sisodia while on an election campaigning roadshow, at Sabzi Mandi Mandawali in East Delhi, India on Thursday, February 6, 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Delhi poll results: AAP eyes hat-trick, seeks to consolidate base

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 05:26 AM IST
The AAP 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.
Congress Leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi during an election campaign rally ahead of the State Assembly polls, at Hauz Qazi Chowk in New Delhi, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.(PTI file photo)
Congress Leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi during an election campaign rally ahead of the State Assembly polls, at Hauz Qazi Chowk in New Delhi, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.(PTI file photo)

Delhi poll results: Not just party’s, fate of various Congress heavyweights is at stake

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 04:51 AM IST
The party’s incharge for Delhi PC Chacko on Monday said that they may not be forming the government, but they were confident of performing better than the projections in the exit polls.
Security personnel are seen outside counting centres ahead of the Delhi assembly election result, at Gole Market, in New Delhi, India, on Monday, February 10, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Security personnel are seen outside counting centres ahead of the Delhi assembly election result, at Gole Market, in New Delhi, India, on Monday, February 10, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

One CM seat, 21 centres and 2,600 staff as Delhi gears up for poll results

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 11:27 PM IST
Officials from the poll body said that around 2,600 counting staff, including 33 counting observers, are involved in the counting of votes on Tuesday, scheduled to begin at 8am.
In Delhi, both the Congress and the AAP vie for the same vote base, with the BJP’s share appearing to remain intact in the past several elections.(Photo @AamAadmiParty)
In Delhi, both the Congress and the AAP vie for the same vote base, with the BJP’s share appearing to remain intact in the past several elections.(Photo @AamAadmiParty)

Delhi assembly elections 2020: Congress fears AAP’s return will hit its revival in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 08:48 PM IST
Congress leaders PC Chacko and Kirti Azad on Sunday dismissed exit poll projections, saying the party will do much better.
Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah during Delhi Assembly elections campaign rally.(PTI)
Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah during Delhi Assembly elections campaign rally.(PTI)

Delhi assembly elections 2020: Despite exit polls, BJP confident of strategy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 04:58 AM IST
According to exit poll forecasts, the AAP was expected to win anything between 47 seats (Times Now-Ipsos poll), which was the lowest estimate, to 68 seats (India Today-Axis poll), which was the highest estimate, in the assembly of 70 members.
Congress leader PC Chacko(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Congress leader PC Chacko(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

‘Depends on results, exit polls not apt’: Cong on tie-up possibility with AAP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 05:39 PM IST
All the five exit polls on Saturday said the AAP is all set to retain power in Delhi with a second consecutive victory.
A voter at a polling booth in Mundka on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A voter at a polling booth in Mundka on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Three Muslim-dominated seats record highest voter turnout in Delhi assembly election

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 06:51 AM IST
Three Muslim-dominated seats -- Seelampur, Mustafabad and Matia Mahal -- recorded the highest voter turnout in the elections in which the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is seeking to retain power in what is seen as a bipolar contest against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Voters in Muslim-dominated constituencies of Delhi said they voted on Saturday over the issues of jobs, development, education, health care and civic amenities.(Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Voters in Muslim-dominated constituencies of Delhi said they voted on Saturday over the issues of jobs, development, education, health care and civic amenities.(Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: Muslims say voted over issues of jobs, development

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 01:12 PM IST
Many Muslim voters said though they were “anxious” over some objectionable statements made by the saffon party leaders, they rejected politics over religion.
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