LIVE Delhi Election Result: Grand Victory of Arvind Kejriwal
Counting of votes polled in the high-stakes Delhi Assembly election began on Tuesday morning amid tight security at various centres set up to carry out the exercise.
New Delhi: Counting of votes polled in the high-stakes Delhi Assembly election began on Tuesday morning amid tight security at various centres set up to carry out the exercise. Exit polls have predicted a big win for the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, but the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders maintained that the surveys would fall flat.
The counting began at 8 am and will be held in multiple rounds, Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh said.
Tight security arrangements have been put in place at various centres across Delhi, he said. Each EVM consists of a ballot unit (BU), a controls units (CU) and a voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT). After counting of votes through CUs from every assembly constituency, five VVPATs will be randomly selected and they will be counted, the official said.
The turnout in the 2015 Assembly polls stood at 67.47 per cent. The AAP had routed rival parties in the last Assembly polls, bagging 67 seats while the BJP was reduced to mere three seats and the Congress had drawn a blank.
12.40: Sanjay Singh meets Arvind Kejriwal, congratulated on victory
11.40: After completing 11 rounds, AAP ahead with 65546 votes.
11:13 AM: BJP candidate Braham Singh leading by 194 votes from Okhla constituency, AAP's Amanatullah Khan trailing.
10. 15 AM: Congress candidate Mukesh Sharma from Vikaspuri accepted defeat before the result.
09.48 AM: The Bharatiya Janata Party's graph is showing increasing trends. BJP is leading in 19 seats so far, while AAP is leading in 51 seats.
9:20 AM: Counting resumes in Adarshnagar, Shakurbasti and Model Town
9.05: Victory chariot of Aam Aadmi Party ready
9.02: Vote count halted due to technical glitch in 3 seats
8.45: A festive atmosphere at the AAP office after the rise in trends
8:40 Kejriwal has arrived at the party office.
8:30: CM Arvind Kejriwal leaves for his office
8:00 AM: In the opening trends, all the leaders of Aam Aadmi Party are leading.
The counting centres are located across 11 districts, including at CWG Sports Complex in east Delhi, NSIT Dwarka in west Delhi, Meerabai Institute of Technology and G B Pant Institute of Technology in southeast Delhi, Sir CV Raman ITI, Dheerpur in central Delhi, and Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Bawana in north Delhi.