By Our Political Affairs Bureau
NEW DELHI: In the run-up to the polls, Arvind Kejriwal repositioned himself as a person focussing on the welfare of the people from being a person always at loggerheads with the authorities. Kejriwal declared that the polls will be fought on “kaam ki rajneeti.
Counting of votes for Delhi assembly polls is underway at 21 centres across the city. In what are very early trends, the Aam Aadmi Party is leading in most seats, while the BJP has gained. The Congress, which drew a blank the last time, was nowhere in early leads. The final voting percentage in the polls was 62.59 percent.In Delhi’s 70-seat assembly, there are 58 general seats and 12 reserved seats.
Prashant Kishor, the political strategist who was sacked by Nitish Kumar from the Janata Dal United, appeared to link the Aam Aadmi Party’s performance in the Delhi elections to the protests against the amended citizenship law.
In a tweet after the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP consolidated its lead position with 57 out of 70 seats, Prashant Kishor tweeted his thank you message to Delhi voters.“Thank you Delhi for standing up to protect the soul of India!” Prashant Kishor tweeted.
Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP had roped in Indian Political Action Committee, the election strategy firm set up by Prashant Kishor, for the campaign in the run-up to the assembly elections.