- Delhi assembly elections this year saw 62.59 per cent voter turnout
- Exit polls suggested clear win for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
- BJP thrashed the exit polls, claimed to win 48 seats
Counting of votes for the closely watched Delhi assembly election 2020 will start on Tuesday morning, and the results are expected to be declared the same evening. Around 21 counting centres have been set up for the purpose.
The election was held on Saturday, with 62.59 per cent of the city’s voters coming out to exercise their democratic right. The voter turnout in 2015, by comparison, stood at at 67.5 per cent.
The election was seen as a direct contest between the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP, which is in power at the centre. Exit polls released after the conclusion of voting seemed to suggest a clear victory for AAP, with the BJP coming a distant second.
An aggregate of five exit polls showed the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP winning as many as 56 of the 70 assembly seats in the national capital, leaving 14 for the BJP and zero for the Congress. The BJP has trashed the findings, with party leader Manoj Tiwari asking the people to save a tweet claiming that it will walk home with 48 constituencies.
A controversy had erupted over the Election Commission’s delay in releasing the final voter turnout numbers on Monday, with Arvind Kejriwal — Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor — terming it…