New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party’s Girish Soni has won the Madipur assembly seat with a margin of 19,531 votes. Soni managed to bag 58,171 votes (55.32%), followed by BJP’s Kailash Sankhla who won 38,640 votes (36.75%).
The Congress candidate, Jai Prakash Panwar secured 6,429 votes.
Counting of votes polled in the high-stakes Delhi Assembly election began on Tuesday morning amid tight security at various centres set up to carry out the exercise.
A Scheduled Caste (SC) constituency, Madipur falls under the West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, with Parvesh Verma being the incumbent MP from this Lok Sabha seat. The constituency has around 1,63,108 eligible voters in this constituency.
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In the last election, in 2015, the AAP stormed to power with a historic majority of 67 seats in the 70-seat Assembly. The remaining three seats were won by the BJP but the Congress drew a blank.
Girish Soni had won both the elections in 2013 and 2015 Assembly polls whereas Mala Ram Gangwal of the Congress won this seat for three straight elections-in 1998, 2003 and 2008.
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