The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which won 28 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections, came second in 20 other constituencies. In four seats, the party lost by narrow margins.
The AAP, which was dismissed by the Congress and the BJP as a spoiler, would have emerged as the single largest party had it got a total of 5,278 more votes in four Assembly constituencies — R.K. Puram, Sultanpur Majra, Rajinder Nagar and Kalkaji.
The party lost R.K. Puram by 326 votes; Sultanpur Majra by 1,112, Rajinder Nagar by 1,796 votes and Kalkaji by 2,044.Lost to BJP
AAP candidate Vijender Garg finished second to BJP’s R.P. Singh in Rajinder Nagar. Sitting MLA and former Transport Minister Ramakant Goswami stood third.
In Kalkaji, AAP’s Dharambir Singh lost to BJP’s Harmeet Singh. The margin of the AAP candidate’s defeat in Tri Nagar was 2,809.
In Bijwasan, AAP candidate Devinder Kumar Sehrawat lost to the sitting BJP MLA, Sat Prakash Rana, by 2,414 votes.
The party’s candidate in Karawal Nagar, Kapil Mishra, the son of former East Delhi Mayor and BJP leader Dr. Annapurna Mishra, lost to sitting BJP MLA Mohan Singh Bisht by 3,083 votes.
AAP’s Ravi Kumar Suryan lost to the BJP’s Pradyuman Rajput by 5,197 votes in Dwarka. The party snatched Greater Kailash, Kasturba Nagar, Sangam Vihar, Ambedkar Nagar and Deoli from the BJP and the Congress. In Mehrauli, AAP’s Narinder Singh Sejwal lost by 4,564 votes to BJP’s Parvesh Sahib Singh, coming in second.