Delhi Assembly Election Results 2015: As it happened

The BJP never saw it coming. Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has left the party in a state of shock by winning 67 of the total 70 seats in the Delhi assembly elections. All that Amit Shah’s much vouched strategic planning and the ‘Modi wave’ could deliver was a mere three seats.umar (Jangpura).

Delhi Assembly Election Results 2015: As it happened


The BJP never saw it coming. Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has left the party in a state of shock by winning 67 of the total 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly Elections. All that Amit Shah’s much vouched strategic planning and the ‘Modi wave’ could deliver was a mere three seats.

10:40 pm: Kejriwal has invited people for oath-taking ceremony at the Ramlila Maidan on Saturday. In an invitation through FM radio advertisement, the AAP chief appealed to people to flock to the venue where he had taken oath last time.

10:25 pm: The Aam Aadmi Party today said it will invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony as Delhi chief minister on February 14 at the Ramlila Grounds. "We will invite the Prime Minister to the oath-taking ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal," AAP spokesperson Ashish Khaitan said, as per PTI.

9:25 pm: In the backdrop of BJP's shocking defeat in the Delhi Assembly election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held deliberations with his senior Cabinet colleagues from the party. Immediately after the meeting of the Union Cabinet was over, the Prime Minister had a discussion for one-and-a-half hours with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chemical and Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot. There was no official word on what transpired in the meeting, as per PTI.

7:25 pm: Arvind Kejriwal meets Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and stakes claim to form the government in Delhi. Kejriwal was accompanied by senior party leader Manish Sisodia.

6:25 pm: Sorry for disappointing performance of the party, could not gauge the mood of people: P C Chacko tells Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

6:25 pm: Arvind Kejriwal elected leader of AAP's legislative party.

5:55 pm: Kejriwal's meeting with newly elected AAP MLAs begins. 

5:40 pm: Meanwhile, the Congress has to introspect about their situation too, it the oldest party in the country: Prasad.  

5:37 pm: The govt works without any political bias and will support Delhi govt in its endeavors, says Prasad. 

5:35 pm: Our defeat has been resounding . We accept it with humility. We have to introspect as to where we went wrong but our party is resilient, says BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing the press. 

5:20 pm: ​Aam Aadmi Party's stupendous win in Delhi is a victory of "anti-BJPism", says RSS ideologue M G Vaidya.

5:15 pm: Kejriwal to meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh tomorrow.

5:05 pm: Kejriwal reaches constitution club, to address newly elected MLAs shortly. 

  1. Initial assessment of the poll results suggests that the BJP paid heavily for running a negative campaign against AAP and Arvind Kejriwal, when the mood of the public was clearly in favour of giving Kejriwal a shot at power.
  2. Internal dissent over ‘parachute’ CM candidate Kiran Bedi meant that BJP workers were themselves not keen to work on the ground to ensure that the lotus bloomed in Delhi.
  3.  While the BJP government at the Centre may be working to bring about fundamental changes to push start the economy, the aam aadmi is yet to see a real change on the ground – as mentioned by me in my article on Modi govt’s six months in power. Read: Six months of Modi government: Decoding the 'Acche Din'
  4. The complete collapse of the Congress and the resultant shift of its vote bank to the AAP meant that the BJP was left fighting a ‘united’ opposition, leaving it with little chance - AAP’s vote share over 60%.
  5. AAP’s promise of freebies ensured that for those in the lower strata of the society there was only one option when they went to vote – it was AAP.  This segment along with the middle class is hardest hit when prices of basic commodities and food items remain stubbornly high.  


2:10 pm: Talking to Zee Media, BJP's Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay said Kiran Bedi worked hard. "I respect the mandate given by people of Delhi."

1:55 pm: Arvind Kejriwal celebrating the victory with his family.

1:53 pm: Kiran Bedi tweets: 

1:50 pm: People wanted to teach BJP and its arrogance a lesson, they decided AAP is instrument of their choice rather Congress - Manish Tewari

1:41 pm: I thank the people of Patparganj and the people of Delhi for reposing faith in us, says Manish Sisodia of AAP

1:38 pm: AAP's victory march continues - Jagdeep Singh wins from Hari Nagar, Jarnail Singh (Tilak Nagar),  Adarsh Shastri (Dwarka), Surender Singh (Delhi Cantt), Praveen Kumar (Jangpura).

1:23 pm: It's official! Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi Chief Minister on February 14 at the Ramlila Grounds.

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1:17 pm: I remain a member of BJP, I'm happy to be a member of a strong national party - Kiran Bedi

1:04 pm: Full marks to Arvind Kejriwal and his team. His victory is the reward of five years of hard work by them - Kiran Bedi

1 pm: With folded hands, Kiran Bedi thanks voters of Krishna Nagar and party workers.

12:56 pm: I thank the BJP leadership which inspired me to take up CM candidateship, says Kiran Bedi

12:50 pm: BJP's rout is complete. Kiran Bedi loses  to AAP's SK Bagga from Krishna Nagar.

12:37 pm: Arvind Kejriwal wins New Delhi seat by a margin of over 27,000 votes.

12:35 pm: Essel Group Chairman Dr Subhash Chandra tweets:

12:32 pm: Senior AAP leader Gopal Rai wins Babarpur by a margin of more than 35,000 votes.

12:30 pm: BJP's Vijender Kumar wins Rohini seat by a margin of 5367 votes.

12:26 pm: Congress' Ajay Maken loses Sadar Bazar seat by a margin of 51,176 votes.

12:25 pm: AAP's Satyendar Jain wins from Shakur Basti with 51,530 votes. 

12:22 pm: In a symbolic statement, AAP workers sweep street outside Kiran Bedi's residence. 

12:20 pm: AAP's Alka Lamba wins from Chandini Chowk; Avtar Singh Kalkaji wins from Kalkaji seat.

12:10 pm: Latest figures (70/70) - AAP 65, BJP 4, Others 1, Congress nil.

12:05 pm: The latest vote share percentages explains the magnitude of Aam Aadmi Party's victory - AAP 71%, BJP 20%.

11:55 am: I am sure together with the people we can make Delhi a place, of which everyone will be proud - Kejriwal 

11:47 am: Appeal to all my MLAs and our workers, do not be arrogant at all - Kejriwal

Also Read: People of Delhi have done something amazing, says Arvind Kejriwal

11:45 am: This win is scary. The kind of support people of Delhi has given us, I would like to tell all workers not to be arrogant, says Kejriwal.

11:42 am: Arvind Kejriwal waves to his supporters amid loud cheer, congratulates people of Delhi. We moved ahead on the path of truth and won, says Kejriwal.


11:35 am: AAP's Ajay Dutt wins from Ambedkar Nagar.

11:30 am: A huge setback for BJP, we did not think of such huge defeat. The entire Congress vote shifted to AAP, this is the prime statistical reason, we will analyse, says Sudhanshu Trivedi of BJP. 

11:20 am: Latest trends/results (70/70) - AAP 65, BJP 4, Others 1, Congress nil.

11:15 am: Arvind Kejriwal calls up Anna Hazare to seek his blessings.

11:10 am: First result - AAP's Narayan Dutt Sharma wins Badarpur by a margin of over 90,000 votes.

11:05 am: Arvind Kejriwal leading by 15,354 votes in New Delhi.

11:01 am: PM congratulated Arvindji over phone,he accepted his wishes and is likely to see PM in next 2-3 days, says Bhagwant Mann of AAP.

11 am: Latest figures at 11 am (70/70) - AAP 62, BJP 7, Others 1, Congress nil.

10:57 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi assures full support to Arvind Kejriwal as CM. He tweeted:

10:50 am: I take responsibility for the defeat and have decided to resign as Congress general secretary, says Ajay Maken.

Also Read: Ajay Maken congratulates AAP, quits as AICC general secretary

10:45 am: Kiran Bedi back in lead in Krishna Nagar, leads by 866 votes.

10:35 am: Kiran Bedi tweets:

10:30 am: Aam Aadmi Party is headed for a absolute majority in Delhi. Latest trends at 10:30 am (70/70) - AAP 62, BJP 7, Others 1, Congress nil.

10:20 am: I hope Arvind Kejriwal does not make the same mistakes he made last time, says Anna Hazare

Also Read: Don't repeat your past mistakes; remain simple: Anna Hazare's advice to Arvind Kejriwal

10:15 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi telephones Arvind Kejriwal, congratulates him on his victory.

Also Read: PM Narendra Modi congratulates Arvind Kejriwal, assures Centre's support to Delhi govt

10:10 am: Delhi Congress president Arvinder Singh Lovely sends his resignation to Sonia Gandhi, say reports.

9:58 am: Arvind Kejriwal to take oath as the next chief minister of Delhi on Feb 14 at Ramlila Maidan. The AAP government had resigned on the same date last year.

9:57 am: Jitender Singh Shunty of BJP leading from Shahdara, AAP's Ram Niwas Goel trailing by 670 votes. 

9:53 am: "Priyanka lao desh bacahao" slogans go up outside Congress office in Delhi.

Also Read: Call for 'Priyanka lao, party Bachao' gets louder as Congress heads for a rout in Delhi

9:52 am: Former union minister Krishna Tirath who had joined BJP ahead of the polls is trailing behind AAP's Hazari Lal Chauhan by 6844 votes.

9:51 am: AAP's Seelampur candidate Mohd. Ishraque leading with 3592 votes followed by BJP's Sanjay Jain and Congress's Chaudhary Mateen Ahmad.

9:43 am: AAP's Imran Hussain leading from Ballimaran followed by BJP's Shyam Lal Morwal & Congress's Haroon Yusuf .

9:40 am: Results are not on expected lines, we will introspect on why people lost their faith in us: Shahnawaz Hussain, BJP.

Our votes are intact, but all Cong votes shifted to AAP,we are still hopeful: Shahnawaz Hussain,BJP. 

9:30 am: Latest trends at 9:30 am (62/70) - AAP 53, BJP 10, Others 1.

9:29 am: The AAP has got a landslide mandate with over 52% vote share. The BJP has got 35% vote share.

9:28 am: Celebrations begin at AAP office in Delhi. Party leader Kumar Vishwas urges party workers to remain humble.

9:26 am: AAP's Vishesh Rai from Karol Bagh leading, BJP's Yogender Chandoliya trailing by 3304 votes. 

9:24 am: AAP's SK Bagga leading against Kiran Bedi from Krishna Nagar by 282 votes. BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi trailing by 1073 votes in Janakpuri.

9:15 am: Delhi has voted decisively in favour of Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi Assembly Election 2015. As per the latest trends at 9:15 am, of the 70 assembly constituencies, the AAP is past the halfway mark with leads in 41 seats, the BJP is a poor second with 10 seats and the Congress has been decimated at 3 seats. 

8:58 am: AAP’s Kartar Singh Tanwar, Naresh Baliyan, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Adarsh Shastri leading in Chhatarpur, Uttam Nagar, Greater Kailash, Dwarka. Party candidates are also leading in Seelampur, Babarpur, and Karawal Nagar among others.

8:51 am: Ajay Maken trails behind AAP's Som Dutt in Sadar Bazar constituency.

8:50 am: We hope results are better than exit polls, trends show that Delhi wants an honest govt, says Manish Sisodia 

Also Read: Delhi wants honest government: Manish Sisodia

8:48 am: Even if we get two seats, it is better than what exit polls predicted, says Congress' Ajay Maken.

8:38 am: AAP's chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal leads in New Delhi seat.

Also Read: Delhi polls results: Kejriwal leads in New Delhi constituency

8:34 am: New leads - Kulwant Rana (BJP) leads in Rithala, Surinder Singh of AAP leads in Delhi Cantt. AK Walia, former health minister in Sheila Dikshit cabinet, leads in Laxmi Nagar.

 8:31 am: BJP's CM candidate Kiran Bedi leads in Krishna Nagar.

8:30 am: Latest trends at 8:30 am - 12/70: AAP 6, BJP 6.

8:27 am: Sitting MLA Manish Sisodia ahead in Patparganj.

8:23 am: BJP's Karmveer Singh Chandel and AAP's Sarita Singh leading in Seemapuri and Rohtas Nagar respectively.

8:20 am: Former law minister in AAP government Somnath Bharti leading in Malviya Nagar.

8:18 am: We will win today, says AAP leader Kumar Vishwas.

8:17 am: CP Mittal of Congress leads in Hari Nagar.

8:15 am: AAP's Ved Prakash leads in Bawana.

8:14 am: BJP veteran Jagdish Mukhi takes early lead in Janakpuri seat.

8:12 am: First trends: Vijender Gupta of the BJP leads in Rohini; AAP's Rakhi Birla ahead in Mangolpuri.

8:05 am: Most of the results would be out by 11:30 am: CEC HS Brahma to a news channel (Delhi has 70 assembly seats).

8:03 am: Arvind Kejriwal leaves from his residence in Ghaziabad for Patel Nagar office where party workers are already celebrating the possible win of AAP in the assembly polls. 

8 am: Counting of votes for Delhi Assembly Election 2015 began at 8 am across 14 centres in the national capital. Both the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are hoping for a win even as the exit polls overwhelmingly predicted a win for the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.

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