Delhi elections: All eyes on AAP, while BJP, Congress rush for votes

Delhi Polls
New Delhi, Dec 3: The Assembly elections in Delhi tomorrow has taken a new twist this year with the entry of the AAP (Aam Aadmi Party). While it has been either BJP or the Congress rushing for the vote chunks across years, these parties will have to worry for another, rather a strong, contender this year.

The approach of the AAP campaign, for instance, had a certain amount of freshness to it. While Congress President and Vice-President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi campaigned in one and two rallies respectively, BJP banked on its Prime Ministrial candidate to draw votes.

AAP, however, went door to door to promote their agendas. Their development model too was a model for BJP. Dividing the city into various constituencies and addressing their problems according to their needs has been well accepted by the mass.

On second thoughts, Congress may have to worry for their majority this time, especially as the party's campaign was largely led by the Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, but that too lacked conviction (given the sharp rise in prices in the past few months, the increasing rape cases and other administrative loopholes).

Delhi elections: Background

Total eligible voters: 1.19 crore
New voters: 4.05 crores
Cadidates participating: 810
BJP fielded candidates in 66 seats
Congress and AAP fielded candidates for all 70 constituencies
BSP has fielded candidates in 69 seats
NCP in 9
Samajwadi Party fielded candidates in 27 seats.
Independant candidates: 224

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