New Delhi: Polling at the Timarpur seat of the 70-member Delhi Assembly ended in a single-phase election and the counting of votes began at 8 AM on Tuesday. AAP’s new entree Dilip Pandey has won the seat defeating BJP candidate Surendra Bittu by a margin of 24,151 votes. Also Read - 'Should We Hang Ourselves If Vaccines Are Not Available' Asks Union Minister Sadananda Gowda
After a fierce month-long battle between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the exit polls have projected a comfortably 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. Also Read - Congress Decides to Postpone Party President Election Due to Pandemic
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The Timarpur seat, that comes under North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, is mostly known for housing many government colonies.
Timarpur witnessed a tight contest between the AAP’s Dilip Pandey and the BJP’s Surendra Singh Bittu. The Congress has fielded Amar Lata Sangwan from Timarpur seat.
In the 2015 assembly election, AAP’s Pankaj Pushkar had won the seat. From NDA, Smt. Rajni Abbi had contested from the seat while from the Congress, Surender Pal Singh was in the fray. This year, AAP had dropped Pankaj Pushkar from the seat, he had won the seat in the previous election; Dilip Pandey has been chosen in his place for the upcoming polls.
There are a total of 1,88,992 electors in Timarpur, of which females are 84,942 and males, 1,04,030. There are 20 people from the third gender.
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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.
In the 2015 assembly elections, Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party had bagged 67 of the total 70 seats.