Delhi Assembly Election 2020: The counting of votes for the 70-member crucial Delhi Assembly, the polling for which concluded on February 8, will begin at 8 AM on Tuesday and the early trends are likely to start emerging by 9 AM. The Election Commission of India (ECI) will be frequently updating their official website – eci.gov.in – for citizens to keep a track of which party is leading the chair. However, for fastest updates on vote counting and trend analysis, one can watch Zee News Live TV online from anywhere.
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All exit polls for the Delhi assembly election on Saturday predicted a comfortable victory for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party with some indicating that it can even repeat its 2015 landslide when it had bagged 67 out of the 70 seats.
Exit poll predictions
The India Today-Axis poll forecast 59-68 seats for the AAP and 2-11 for the BJP, while the ABP-CVoter put the Delhi’s ruling party’s tally at anywhere between 49 and 63 and that of its main rival between five to 19. Almost all exit polls predicted little change in the fortunes of the Congress, which had ruled the city between 1998 and 2013 but drew a blank in the 2015 polls.
The Times Now-Ipsos exit poll predicted that Kejriwal will retain power with the AAP winning 47 seats against 23 for the BJP.
The Republic-Jan ki Baat survey gave the AAP 48-61 seats and the BJP 9-21 seats. The TV9 Bharatvarsh-Cicero predicted 52-64 seats for the AAP and 6-16 for the BJP. An exit poll put out by Neta-NewsX said the AAP may win 53-57 seats and the BJP 11-17.
The ABP’s survey said the AAP’s vote share maybe a whopping 50.4 per cent against the BJP’s 36 per cent. The corresponding share for the two parties was 56 per cent and 35 per cent, according to the India Today-Axis poll.
Delhi was witness to massive poll campaigning between the incumbent AAP and the BJP, that resulted in tall claims and sporadic violence in parts of the city. A major steerer for votes this time has been the ongoing protests against the Centre’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Shaheen Bagh.
The voter turnout, that initially depicted a lag, gained a little momentum in the evening, finally recording at 62.59 per cent, officials from the EC stated over 24 hours after polling concluded. The voting percentage was 57.04 till the 6 pm deadline but rose by nearly 6 per cent at the end of the day.