New Delhi: With the counting of ballots scheduled to commence at 8 AM on Tuesday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) exuded confidence of a victory in the Delhi Assembly elections and hoped that the final verdict is as per the exit polls.
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal took to twitter to thank the people of the national capital for their support.
"My gratitud 2 Delhiites for their support. U r so amazing.U rejcted politics of caste n religion. Hope final results r as per exit polls," Kejriwal posted yesterday.
Bharatiya Janata Party`s chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi, however, refused to give any credibility to the exit polls and stated that she would wait until the final results are out.
"A survey is always a survey. I think we need to wait... for the final result," she told the media.
Bedi also stated that she would take full responsibility if her party suffers a reversal in the elections.
Congress` chief ministerial candidate Ajay Maken too said that he was ready to take full responsibility if the predictions of a massive loss for the grand old party come true.
Five out of seven exit polls have predicted that the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP may return to power once again in the national capital, with the second place for the BJP. The Congress, which ruled Delhi for 15 years between 1998-2013, has been placed at a distant third.
A voter turnout of 67.08 percent was recorded in the polling for the 70-member Delhi Assembly. A total of 673 candidates are in the fray this time.
The maximum candidates to participate in the democratic process were recorded from the Burari constituency with 18 contenders fighting it out. The Ambedkar Nagar constituency had the lowest number of candidates at four.
Of the candidates, 296 belong to recognised national and state parties, with a further 183 contenders belonging to registered parties. The remaining 194 candidates are standing as independents.
Less than 10 percent of the candidates - only 63 - are women.