The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in initial trends for counting of votes in all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi. The Congress currently stands at second position in the national capital followed by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
One of AAP’s most prominent candidate, Atishi, from East Delhi constituency, is trailing in third position behind the BJP’s star candidate Gautam Gambhir and the Congress’ Arvinder Singh Lovely.
Sitting BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma is leading against his AAP rival Balbir Singh Jakhar by over 3,319 votes in the West Delhi Lok Sabha seat.
Sitting BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri is leading against his AAP rival Raghav Chadha by over 11,600 votes in the South Delhi Lok Sabha seat.
In North West Delhi, the saffron party's Hans Raj Hans was ahead of AAP's Gagan Singh by 11,070 votes, they said.
Senior Congress leader and former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, who was initially leading, is now behind the BJP lawmaker Manoj Tiwari in North East Delhi.
BJP's sitting MP Meenakshi Lekhi is ahead of Olympian boxer and the Congress’s star candidate Vijender Singh in South Delhi.
Counting is underway for all seven parliamentary constituencies in Delhi to decide the fate of 164 candidates, who contested the Lok Sabha elections here on 12 May.
Over 1.43 crore people were eligible to vote in the polls in Delhi, out of which 60.21 percent had exercised their franchise.
The elections for the seven parliamentary seats was largely a triangular contest among the incumbent BJP, a spirited Congress and the AAP – the ruling party in Delhi.
Prominent names who were in the fray include former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan and cricketer-turned-BJP leader Gautam Gambhir.
While the BJP, which had won all seven seats in the 2014 polls, is keen to regain the turf, the Congress, that ended up at the third spot in the last Lok Sabha elections, is looking to bounce back.
(With PTI inputs)
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