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Rajinder Nagar By-election Result: AAP’s Durgesh Pathak Wins, Says, ‘This is CM Kejriwal’s Victory’

Rajinder Nagar By-election Result: The Rajinder Nagar is largely being seen as a battle between a confident Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and a spirited Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Updated: June 26, 2022 3:38 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Rajashree Seal

Rajinder Nagar By-election Result: AAP's Durgesh Pathak Wins, Says, 'This is CM Kejriwal's Victory'
Rajinder Nagar By-election Result: AAP's Durgesh Pathak Wins, Says, 'This is CM Kejriwal's Victory'

Rajinder Nagar By-election Result: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Durgesh Pathak won the Rajinder Nagar assembly by-election by 11,555 votes after the counting of votes concluded on Sunday. After 14 rounds of counting, AAP’s Durgesh Pathak secured 35,667 votes, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajesh Bhatia was in second place with 25,442 votes. The Congress’ candidate Prem Lata came third with 1,444 votes. The Aam Aadmi Party won the Rajinder Nagar bypolls in Delhi with 55.76 per cent votes. The BJP, meanwhile, accounted for 39.92 per cent and the Congress, 2.79 per cent of the votes. A total of 545 votes went to NOTA’s account. The Rajinder Nagar seat fell vacant after the local MLA Raghav Chadha of the Aam Aadmi Party was nominated to the Rajya Sabha. Hence the bypoll has been necessitated. Voting on this seat took place on June 23 which recorded a turnout of 43.75 per cent. The key contenders for the seat were Aam Aadmi Party’s Durgesh Pathak and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Rajesh Bhatia and Former councillor Prem Lata is contesting as a Congress candidate.

Highlights of Rajinder Nagar By-election Result

2:30 pm: “This is CM Kejriwal’s victory, it’s victory of works done by AAP. BJP had no agenda here, had lost the election on day 1. They will lose in every election incl upcoming Nagar Nigam elections here,” said Durgesh Pathak, AAP candidate for Rajinder Nagar by-poll after his win.

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1:45 pm: Delhi chief minister and AAP’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday thanked the people of Rajender Nagar for his party’s victory in the bypoll. People defeated dirty politics and appreciated our good work, wrote Arvind Kejriwal on Rajinder Nagar win.

1:15 pm: AAP wins Rajinder Nagar bypoll by over 11,000 votes

1:05 pm: “AAP wins Rajinder Nagar assembly bypoll by 11,555 votes,” says party MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj

1:00 pm: In the 13th round, AAP’s Durgesh Pathak is still ahead of BJP’s Rajesh Bhatia, but the lead has dropped slightly to 9,710 votes.

12:20 pm: AAP candidate bags over 27,000 votes after 10th round of counting
Durgesh Pathak (AAP): 27,228
Rajesh Bhatia (BJP): 17,085
Prem Lata (Congress): 1,027

12:00 pm: AAP consolidates lead over BJP by nearly 10,000 votes after ninth round of counting.

Durgesh Pathak (AAP): 25,174
Rajesh Bhatia (BJP): 15,054
Prem Lata (Cong): (942)

11: 25 am: AAP is leading with over 5000 votes on just seven out of 16 rounds.

10: 05 am: AAP candidate Durgesh Pathak was leading by over 1,500 votes in the first round of counting for the Rajinder Nagar bypolls in Delhi.

09:15 am: In the first round of counting of postal ballots, AAP candidate Durgesh Pathak is ahead.

08: 55 am:  43.67 per cent of the male electorate and 43.86 per cent of female voters turned up for the June 23 bypoll. The percentage of third gender voters stood at 50 per cent However, a low turnout of 43.75 per cent was registered.

08: 35 am: In the initial rounds of counting for Rajinder Nagar assembly bypolls, the postal ballots are being counted.

08:00 am: The counting of votes for Rajinder Nagar bypoll has begun. It is a triangular contest between AAP’s Durgesh Pathak, BJP’s Rajesh Bhatia and Congress’ Prem Lata.

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