New Delhi: Polling at the Adarsh Nagar seat of the 70-member Delhi Assembly ended in a single-phase election and the counting of votes began at 8 AM. AAP’s Pawan Sharma has won the seat in a close fight against BJP’s Raj Kumar Bhatia. Sharma secured 46,892 votes while BJP’s Bhatia 45,303 votes. Also Read - EC Curtails Campaign Timing Up To 7 PM, Extends Silence Period As COVID Cases Soar In Bengal
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. Also Read - Mamata Banerjee Urges EC To Merge Remaining Phases of Bengal Polls Into One Amid COVID Cases Surge
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The Adarsh Nagar Assembly constituency is considered to be one of the poshest and upscale colonies in the national capital, consisting of wide roads and large markets.
The seat is currently held by Pawan Kumar Sharma of AAP. In the 2015 Delhi Assembly Election, he had defeated Ram Kishan Singhal of BJP. Pawan Kumar Sharma got 51.36 per cent of the votes.
This year, Pawan Kumar is contesting against BJP’s Rajkumar Bhati and Congress’s Mukesh Goel.
While the AAP and the BJP are likely to leave no stone unturned to capture the seat, the Congress is also said to be in the race.
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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.