While the counting for the national elections in the world's largest democracy is set to begin soon, Delhi will be witness to an intense three-pronged battle between the Aam Aadmi Party or AAP, the Congress and the BJP.
AAP is striving to win the majority of the seven Lok Sabha seats yet again in an attempt to keep its fortunes in the national capital intact and has faced mounting criticism from the Congress and BJP.
While Congress and AAP are allies at the national level, at the state level they are bitter rivals. The BJP is seeking to cash in on the disunity among the parties at the state level, by fielding popular candidates, such as cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir and Punjabi folk singer Hans Raj Hans.
Some of the seats in Delhi which will feature significant contests are East Delhi, where AAP's Atishi, BJP's Gautam Gambhir and Congress's Arvinder Singh Lovely are contesting, New Delhi where Congress's former state chief Ajay Maken will contest against AAP's Brijesh Goyal and BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi, South Delhi where AAP's Raghav Chadha will go against former boxer and Congress's Vijender Singh and BJP's Ramesh Bidhuri and North East Delhi, which will be a battle between political heavyweights like Sheila Dikshit, BJP state chief and former Bhojpuri celebrity Manoj Tiwari as well as AAP's convenor Dilip Pandey.
Here are the LIVE Updates for Delhi election results:
Election Result: Post the exit poll results Sunday, celebrations are in full swing for the BJP as the ruling party in Delhi has started already begun preparations even before the Lok Sabha election results are announced tomorrow.
#ResultsWithNDTV | People's verdict on who rules the world's largest democracy for the next five years, will soon be known as counting of votes starts in just over an hour. https://t.co/dgZUbIr2EI#ElectionResults2019pic.twitter.com/iWk0gHMAM8- NDTV (@ndtv) May 23, 2019
Election Result 2019: The people's verdict on who rules the world's largest democracy for the next five years, will soon be known as counting of votes begin today for the general elections, held after the most polarized campaign the country has seen. Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- whose BJP became the first party to gain majority on its own in three decades -- seeks a second term in power in face of challenge from a re-energised Congress under Rahul Gandhi and 21 other opposition parties. Exit polls have predicted that the BJP would retain power with a comfortable majority. The opposition has pointed out that the exit polls often get it wrong.