New Delhi, Feb 7: Finally, the big day is here. As polling is on for the 70-member Delhi Assembly polls in which AAP and BJP appear to be the main contenders, it is being said that vote-percentage will be the deciding factor in one of the most crucial poll.
Election experts believe that 40 per cent vote is the winning margin in the national capital. They have this opinion that whenever vote percentage increases it puts BJP in driver's seat. Last time in 2013 Assembly election none of the party had received the magical vote per cent(40%).
This was the reason why Delhi witnessed political instability which ultimately paved path to hold another Assembly election in less than 16 months only.
These experts cite the example of 1993 Assembly election, when BJP came to power with 51 seats. In that election, overall vote percentage was 62 where BJP itself had got 43 per cent.
But, in 1998 election, Congress came to power with 49 per cent which translated into 47 seats. As overall vote per cent was less (49%), BJP had to face humiliating defeat with only 11 seats.
Coming to present election, it is being believed that BJP will get chance to revel if overall vote per cent will cross 65 per cent mark. Conversely, less vote percent will give AAP to observe merrymaking. Experts also say that Congress vote percent will really matter the most in this election. If Congress by any chance will increase its tally than the last time, then that will definitely push AAP to the wall.