Delhi Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: BJP prepares to celebrate its win in Delhi

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Delhi office prepares for Modi's visit to DelhiBCCL
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is poised to win most of the seats in India’s national capital, New Delhi.
  • Keeping star power on its side, like Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tiwari and Olympic boxer Vijender Singh, seems to have worked in the party’s favour.
  • The results of the Lok Sabha election haven’t been announced yet, but the BJP is reportedly already gearing up for the city’s assembly elections next year.
India’s national capital, Delhi, is home to seven of the 545 seats up for grabs in the Lok Sabha election 2019. The number of seats may not matter as much as the significance of winning in Delhi.

And the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is poised to win all seven seats according to indicative leads provided by the Election Commission.

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Data from Election Commission

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), despite its strong work ethic and sweeping win the 2015, doesn’t seem to be getting any seats in the Lok Sabha election 2019 according to exit polls. Any constituency that’s not going to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is being credited to Congress.

Since 1998, the political party that won the general election in Delhi has gone on to form the government.

Bringing contestants like the former Bhojpuri actor, Manoj Tiwari, in North East Delhi, singer, Hans Raj Hans, in North West Delhi and former cricketer, Gautam Gambhir in East Delhi may have worked in the BJP’s favour with different exit polls predicting that the national party is set to take home at least five seats from Delhi.

BJP relied on star power during the polls, Congress stuck to legacy politics and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s platform was based on their municipal successes.

During the 2014 election, BJP’s victory was unanimous with the political party winning over all seven seats.

Now, the party is taking the exit polls an indication of their majority, has already planning for the Delhi’s assembly elections scheduled to take place in 2020 with reports of Tiwari taking meeting with official from municipal boards in the city.

Before the polls, traders in the city already opined that while AAP was good for the city, they would still like to see a national party in power to represent the Delhi’s interests in Parliament. Past electoral experiences show that the city’s voting pattern differs greatly when it comes to the national elections versus state elections.