Kapil Mishra loses to AAP's Akhilesh Patil Tripathi by more than 10,000 votes in Model Town

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Model Town candidate Kapil MishraBCCL

  • Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Kapil Mishra has lost in Delhi's Model Town constituency.
  • The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Akhilesh Pati Tripathi came out on top with 52.58% of the vote share.
  • Congress candidate Akanksha Ola was only able to garner 4.08% vote.
Counting day started on a positive note for Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Kapil Mishra leading according to early trends based on postal ballots. However, the tables turned soon after with Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Akhilesh Pati Tripathi racing ahead. Election Commission has now declared Tripathi the winner by a margin of over 10,000 votes.

Candidate NameAkhilesh Pati TripathiKapil MishraAkanksha Ola
Party AAPBJPCongress
Status 56.4%37.4%3.89%
Source: Election Commission

Just as Chandi Chowk’s Alka Lamba defected from AAP and returned to Congress, Kapil Mishra defected to join the BJP. According to Mishra, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal knows that he’s losing the election, which is why he’s questioning the Election Commission over the delay in poll turnout figures.
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“The people’s mandate is with the BJP. We know the reality as we have worked on the ground. I must say, there is nothing to be surprised about if Kejriwal gets defeated from the New Delhi constituency ” he said.

In 2020, there are 1.7 lakh eligible voters in Model Town — 93,009 male and 75,300 female. Among the electorate, 2,86 voters are first-time voters. According to Election Commission data, the voter turnout in the constituency was at 59.35%.

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Party2020 Elections2015 Elections
AAP52.58%52.38%
BJP41.46%28.26%
Congress4.08%8.62%
Others1.88%10.74%

Mishra was forced to resign from AAP after he accused chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of corruption. Since joining the BJP, he’s made headlines for being one of the biggest critics of the AAP.


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