New Delhi: Polling at the Mundka 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 seat witnessed an extremely narrow battle between the BJP and the AAP, with the former in lead. However, roles were reversed as AAP candidate Dharampal Lakra defeated BJP’s Azad Singh by a margin of 19,158 votes.
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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The North-East Delhi’s Mundka seat primarily comprises of voters belonging to the farming background.
In this year’s elections, Delhi’s richest candidate from AAP, Dharampal Lakra will contest from the seat against BJP’s Azad Singh. Congress has fielded Dr Naresh Kumar from the seat.
In 2015 assembly elections, AAP’s Sukhbir Dalal had contested from the seat. From NDA, Azad Singh had contested from the seat while from the Congress, Rita Shokeen was in the fray.
Mundka has a total of 2,61,341 registered electors, of which females voters are 1,18,872 and 1,42,441 of male voters. There are 28 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.