Delhi polls result will be victory of honesty, defeat of opportunists, says AAP

NEW DELHI(ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is confident of its win in the Delhi Assembly polls, on Tuesday said this will be a victory of honesty and defeat of opportunists.

“This will be a victory of honesty and defeat of opportunists. Today’s result will change the politics of Delhi and the country,” said AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha.

The counting of votes for the Delhi Assembly polls where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and AAP are locked in a direct contest has begun amid tight security arrangements.

The Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements for the counting of votes. Counting is taking place at 14 centres in nine districts of the national capital.

A three-tier security has been put in place at all the 14 counting centres.

Five out of seven exit polls have predicted that the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP may return to power once again in the national capital, with the second place for the BJP. The Congress, which ruled Delhi for 15 years, has been placed at a distant third.

A voter turnout of 67.08 percent was recorded in the polling for the 70-member Delhi Assembly. A total of 673 candidates are in the fray this time.

The maximum candidates to participate in the democratic process were recorded from the Burari constituency with 18 contenders fighting it out. The Ambedkar Nagar constituency had the lowest number of candidates at four.

Of the candidates, 296 belong to recognised national and state parties, with a further 183 contenders belonging to registered parties. The remaining 194 candidates are standing as independents.

Less than 10% of the candidates – only 63 – are women. (ANI)