New Delhi: Polling at the Bawana seat of the 70-member Delhi Assembly ended in a single-phase election and the counting of votes began at 8 AM on Tuesday. The Aam Aadmi Party has retained the seat with candidate Jai Bhagwan who defeated BJP’s Ravinder Kumar Indraj by a margin of 11,999 votes.
For the most part, Ravindra Kumar was leading the poll game, making it extremely difficult for the AAP to keep the seat. The final results will be declared by Tuesday evening.
After a fierce month-long battle between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the exit polls have projected a comfortable return of Arvind Kejriwal for a third term in the capital assembly against the BJP which seeking a comeback after 20 years. Meanwhile, the Congress is expected to draw a blank.
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Bawana, which is a rural constituency, is located along the Haryana border. The seat made headlines in 2017 following the defection of its legislator to the BJP.
For this assembly election, AAP has fielded Jai Bhagwan Upkar from the seat. From BJP, Ravindra Kumar Indraj is in the fray while from Congress Surender Kumar will be fighting the polls.
There are a total of 3, 03, 108 registered electors in Bawana, of which females who voted in the last elections were 82, 212 and males, 1, 03, 810. There were six voters from the third gender.
In 2015 assembly elections, AAP’s Ram Chander’ had contested from the seat. From NDA, Ved Parkash had contested from the seat while from the Congress, Seema Godara was in the fray.
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This time, a new concept of absentee voters has been introduced for Delhi polls which enables those voters to take part in polls who are not able to come to polling stations due to physical circumstances or unavoidable reasons. The PWDs and senior citizens above 80 years can either vote in person or vote through postal ballot.
Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party had bagged 67 of the total 70 seats in the 2015 assembly elections.