Delhi election exit polls highlights: Kejriwal-led AAP set to retain power
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during the Delhi Assembly elections at Civil Line polling station. Photo: PTI
Delhi election LIVE updates: TV exits polls predicted the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will return to power in Delhi after elections ended on Saturday with more than 55 per cent turnout.
If AAP retains power, it will be the third straight electoral setback for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which lost power in Jharkhand and Maharashtra last year. The BJP last formed a government in Delhi in 1998 and its campaign was marked by controversial speeches. Junior finance minister Anurag Thakur was barred from campaigning by the Election Commission after he exhorted crowds to shoot so-called traitors to the nation, alluding to those protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act. The city saw at least three shooting attacks near the protest site ahead of the poll.
The Congress, India’s main Opposition party, relied on the influence of a set of high-profile candidates and the legacy of its leader Sheila Dikshit, who governed the city for 15 years before being voted out in 2013.
Delhi election results will be declared on February 11 (Tuesday).