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India: Elections in Delhi: falling into the arms of the Hindu Right

Wednesday 4 December 2013, by siawi3


Delhi exit polls LIVE: BJP marches ahead; AAP, Congress slug it out for second spot

by Biplob Ghosal

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 21:03

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appears to have an edge over the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi, according to the outcome of exit polls on Wednesday.

Delhi, which witnessed a three-way contest between Congress, BJP and AAP has 70 Assembly seats.

The C-voter exit poll results show that BJP might get 29 seats, Congress 21, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 16 and Others 4..

According to the ABP News-Nielsen survey, BJP is expected to get 32 seats, Congress will get 18 and AAP will bag 18, while Others will manage to bag 2.

According to the Times Now-C voter survey, Congress will bag 21 setas, BJP to win 29, and the new political outfit AAP 16, while Others will get 4.

India Today-ORG survey also predicted handsome victory for the BJP. The survey conducted shows that Congress will get 21 seats, BJP to win big with 41, Kejriwal’s AAP will manage 6 and Others will get 3.

The Delhi Assembly polls witnessed a record turnout of 66 percent, the highest so far, said Election Commission officials. The 1993 polls, the first time Delhi had assembly polls, had a turnout of 61.75 percent, the highest record until Wednesday’s.

In the 2008 Assembly elections, a total of 57.58 percent polling was recorded.

A total of 810 candidates battled it out in the polls in which over 11.9 million voters were eligible to exercise their franchise. Ballot count will be held December 8.