New Delhi: Virender Singh Kadian, an ex-Indian Air Force (IAF) officer, fielded by the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from Delhi Cantonment, won the seat with 53% votes.
The BJP, meanwhile, had fielded Purvanchali candidate Manish Singh, a known close aide of the Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari while Congress’ candidate was long-time loyalist Sandeep Tanwar. BJP’s Karan Singh Tanwar won this seat in 1993, 2003 and 2008 Assembly Election while Congress’ Kiran Chaudhary was victorious in 1998.
Earlier, counting of votes for the Delhi Assembly Election 2020 began at 8 AM on Tuesday at counting booths across the national capital. (Delhi Assembly Election 2020 news)
Trends and result can be followed on the Election Commission website. You can also follow the live updates on Zee News live streaming.
The Delhi Cantonment seat was won by former National Security Guard (NSG) commando Surinder Singh who defeated BJP veteran Karan Singh Tanwar in both the 2013 and 2015 Assembly polls. While he eked out a narrow win in 2013, his win two years later was comprehensive.
The total number of those eligible to vote from this constituency is 2,14,338. Of these, the number of male voters is 77,910 while that of female voters is 54,128.
Delhi Cantonment along with Malviya Nagar, RK Puram Assembly seats among other areas, falls under the New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, the current MP from where is BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi.