As it happened: 2015 Delhi verdict

Final tally: Aam Aadmi Party wins 67 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, leaving a paltry 3 seats for the BJP.

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:31 pm IST

Published - February 10, 2015 07:30 am IST

17:22 pm: It is now, Team Kejriwal's turn to reciprocate this gesture of Delhiites by delivering good governance.

17:21 pm: AAP's campaign sought a decisive mandate and a majority to rule the National Capital Region for five years, without the support of any other party. And people of Delhi has given that.

17:20 pm: Arvind Kejriwal, who lost his chief ministerial post in 49 days, is all set to be sworn-in as chief minister on Feb 14.

17:18 pm: AAP has sweeped the Delhi polls with a thumping majority of 67 in the 70-member Delhi Assembly. BJP came a distant second with three seats. Other parties, including Congress, failed to open account.

17:17 pm: Naresh Balyan of AAP wins from Uttam Nagar. With this, the results of all constituencies have been declared.

17:15 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal for the stunning victory in the Delhi Assembly elections and assured him all help for the development of the national capital.

17:05 pm: Arvind Kejriwal has reached Constitution Club. He, along with other AAP winners will discuss further course of action.

16:57 pm: Parmila Tokas of AAP defeats BJP's Anil Kumar Sharma in R.K. Puram.

16:46 pm: INLD's Bharat Singh has lost with the lowest margin of 1555 votes in Najafgarh. AAP's Kailash Gahlot defeated him.

16:45 pm: AAP's Mahinder Yadav won with the maximum margin of 77665 votes in Vikaspuri.

16:29 pm: AAP's Sharad Kumar wins from Nerela defeating BJP's Neel Daman Khatri.

16:28 pm: INLD's Bharat Singh loses to Kailash Gahlot (AAP) in Najafgarh by a thin margin of 1555.

16:27 pm: Sanjeev Jha of AAP defeats Gopal Jha of BJP in Burari.

16:24 pm: Bandana Kumari becomes fifth AAP woman winner by winning from Shalimar Bagh.

16:00 pm: Complimenting Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for its thumping victory in Delhi Assembly elections, the industry said the decisive mandate provides a great opportunity for the new government to take the state to the next level of development. > Full story

15:58 pm: >Poor show in Delhi to cost BSP its national party status

15:50 pm: Delhi Police will provide Z category security cover, with at least 30 armed commandoes, to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal after he is elected the leader of the legislative party.

15:48 pm: Girish Soni of AAP wins Madipur seat, defeating Rajkumar of BJP.

15:46 pm: Virtually targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray termed the sweeping AAP win in Delhi a ‘tsunami’ and congratulated AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for the historic victory.

“People are feeling frustrated now. This is a warning by Delhiites to the Delhi ‘lords’ Delhiites have done what they felt right without succumbing to any kind of lures or pressures,” Mr. Thackeray noted.

15:42 pm: >Bollywood hails AAP sweep in Delhi

15:41 pm: DMK Parliamentary Party Leader Kanimozhi says that the results showed that the country still holds secularism as vital. “I think, in a way it is an unexpected result, I mean, this kind of margin, this kind of victory, they have just swept the polls and we have to think about it. “One major thing is that the country still thinks secularism is very important,” she told reporters.

15:39 pm: Gulab Singh of AAP wins from Matiala.

15:36 pm: AAP's Nitin Tyagi defeated BJP's B.B. Tyagi in Laxmi Nagar.

15:34 pm: AAP's Raghuvinder Shokeen wins Nangloi Jat seat. He defeats BJP's Manoj Kumar Shokeen by 37,024.

15:30 pm: Rajendra Pal Gautam wins from Seema Puri defeating Karamvir of BJP by a margin of 48,821 votes.

15:22 pm: It was Tanwar.vs. Tanwar in Chhatarpur, and AAP's Kartar Singh Tanwar won the race, defeating BJP's Brahm Singh Tanwar.

15:20 pm: Anil Kumar Bajpai of AAP wins from Gandhi Nagar.

15:18 pm: Poor show in Delhi to cost BSP its national party status. The party, which has been trying hard to maintain its national party status, managed to win below 1,000 votes in most of the constituencies while some of its candidates polled substantial votes.

15:17 pm: With Congress decimated in Delhi elections, its senior leader Manish Tewari said the party’s “ideological construct” needs to be revisited as Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has eaten up the space.

The former Union Minister also felt that the outcome of the polls could have been different if the campaign had been carried out collectively by his party.

15:06 am: AAP candidate Adarsh Shastri, grandson of former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, was elected to the Delhi assembly from Dwarka.

15:01 am: AAP leader Kumar Vishwas says the party will give Leader of Opposition post to BJP.

14:59 pm: AICC in-charge for Delhi PC Chacko offers to resign following party's worst-ever performance.

14:58 pm: AAP's Bhavna Gaur wins from Palam.

14:55 pm: With the party securing a landslide win in the Delhi Assembly polls, the victorious AAP candidates will be getting together for a meeting this evening. The winning candidates have been asked to be present at 5 PM at the Constitution Club.

14:45 pm: Asim Ahmed Khan of AAP wins from Matia Mahal.

14:42 pm: BJP's Om Prakash Sharma wins Vishwas Nagar seat, taking the party's toll to three.

14:40 pm: Saurabh Bhardwaj (AAP) wins from Greater Kailash

14:39 pm: AAP's Prakash beats BJP's Arvind Kumar to win Deoli seat.

14:37 pm: Shazia Ilmi arrives at Kiran Bedi’s house in South Delhi's Uday Park, reports Akanksha Jain.

14:33 pm: Women's representation in Delhi Assembly is just five. They are Alka Lamba, Rakhi Birla, Bhavna Gaur, Parmila Tokas and Sarita Singh. Bandana Kumari is leading. If she wins, the Assembly will have five women MLAs.

14:28 pm: AAP's Somnath Bharti wins with a margin of 15,897 votes over BJP's Nandini Sharma

14:23 pm: We had identified 32 seats on which we were certain of a victory, stood a chance in all others: AAP spokesperson

14:17 pm: Krishna Tirath loses to AAP's Hazari Lal Chauhan in Patel Nagar.

14:15 pm: INLD is trailing in Najafgarh. Kailash Gahlot of AAP is leading by 1087 votes.

14:14 pm: Shiv Charan Goel of AAP wins Moti Nagar seat.

14:08 pm: AAP's Ajesh Yadav wins from Badli. Congress finishes the race as number 2. in this constituency.

14:07 pm: AAP candiudate Pawan Kumar Sharma wins from Adarsh Nagar.

14:06 pm: AAP's Rajesh Gupta wins from Wazipur

14:05 pm: BJP is leading in Vishwas Nagar

14:04 pm: Raju Dhingan wins from Trilokpuri. AAP adds another seat to its kitty.

14:02 pm: Pankaj Pushkar of AAP wins from Timarpur.

14:00 pm: Sandeep Kumar of AAP defeats Parbhu Dayal of BJP by 64439 votes in Sultanpur Majra.

13:58 pm: AAP's Kipl Mishra and Madan Lal win from Karawal Nagar and Kasturba Nagar respectively.

13:53 pm: Jagadeep Singh of AAP wins from Hari Nagar.

13:54 pm: Shri Dutt Sharma of AAP defeats Sahib Singh Chauhan by 8093 votes in Ghonda.

13:53 pm: AAP's Adarsh Shastri wins from Dwarka by a margin of 39366 votes.

13:51 pm: Imran Hussain of AAP wins from Ballimaran

13:29 pm: After its humiliating defeat at the hands of AAP in Delhi polls, BJP today admitted that it is a “big setback” and the party will soon introspect the reasons behind the dismal showing.

The party also said that Delhi’s loss is a “collective failure” of the party and the defeat cannot be thrown on any single individual, seen as an attempt to deflect any blame on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

13:28 pm: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from the Greater Kailash constituency Saurabh Bhardwaj told IANS: “Our strategy would be to cooperate with the the central government,” adding that the party, including its chief Arvind Kejriwal, was “very well-prepared” for the elections, and that the people voted for them because “they were victims of the system and wanted change.”

13:20 pm: Kanwar Singh Tanwar of AAP wins from Chhatarpur with 67,645 votes.

13:11 pm: >Kejriwal's address to party workers

13:10 pm: I haven't lost, because I did my best. The BJP lost, it will introspect: Kiran Bedi

13:07 pm: AAPs Fateh Singh wins from Gokalpur with 71240 votes

13:05 pm: AAP winning candidates to meet at Constitution Club at 5 pm

13:05 pm: I was going to bring a model of community service to Krishna Nagar, says Kiran Bedi after losing seat to AAP

13:04 pm: AAP's Kapil Mishra wins from Karawal Nagar with 101865 votes

13:02 pm: Kiran Bedi: I hope Arvind Kejriwal and his party makes Delhi a world class city, bridges divide between urban rich and poor

13:01 pm: Kiran Bedi apologises to BJP workers that she could not fulfill responsibility, says its the first time she's felt like this.

13:00 pm: AAP's Prakash wins from South Delhi's Deoli with 96,530 votes. BJP gets 32, 593. INC 4,968.

12:59 pm: BJP leader Jagidsh Mukhi defeated by AAP’s Rajesh Rishi from Janakpuri constituency.

12:58 pm: Kiran Bedi thanks BJP, says "they didnt even take a single rupee from me for giving me ticket"

12:57 pm: I want to begin by thanking the BJP leadership, which inspired me to take up the CM candidate-ship: Kiran Bedi

12:56 pm: Another win for BJP. Jagdish Pradhan wins from Mustafabad.

12:55 pm: Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi Chief Minister on February 14 at Ramlila Maidan: AAP leader Ashutosh

12:53 pm: Som Dutt of AAP wins from Sardar Bazar. AAP's Mohinder Goyal wins from Rithala with 93470 votes.

12:47 pm: Kiran Bedi loses Krishna Nagar by around 2000 votes. AAP's SK Bagga declared winner.

12:45 pm: Sahi Ram of AAP wins from Tughlakabad with a huge margin of 33701 votes.

12:41 pm: AAP's Jarnail Singh has won from Rajouri Garden. He defeated his nearest rival Manjinder Singh Sirsa (SAD) by 10,036 votes.

12:40 pm: Attributing AAP’s landslide victory in Delhi to ‘vote for a change’, eminent banker Deepak Parekh says the Narendra Modi government at the Centre needs to work for more investments at the ground level.

12:39 pm: AAP has won 9 seats and BJP one seat so far.

12:35 pm: AAP's Col Devinder Sherawat wins from Bijwasan with 65006 votes

12:35 pm:AAP's Ved Prakash wins from Bawana with 109259 votes

12:33 pm: Janata Dal—United leader Nitish Kumar congratulates AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for leading his party to a huge win in Delhi’s assembly elections.

“People want development with justice. They never accept arrogance. This is reflected in AAP’s victory in Delhi,” Nitish Kumar told the media.

12:32 pm: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal wins by 31,583 votes from the prestigious New Delhi constituency.

12:30 pm: AICC president Sonia Gandhi congratulates Arvind Kejriwal for AAP's massive win in Delhi elections

12:29 pm: Rajesh Gupta of AAP wins Wazirpur seat

12:25 pm: Congratulating AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal for the landslide victory in the Delhi assembly polls, former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan said it happened due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrogance and autocratic style of functioning.

12:23 pm: BJP's Vijender Gupta has won from Rohini.

12:22 pm: Satyendar Jain of AAP has won from Shakur Basti. He defeated BJP's S.C. Vats by 3,133 votes.

12:20 pm: AAP will now fight elections in Bihar, says Bihar AAP leader Parveen Amanullah.

12:16 pm: Five time Matia Mahal MLA Shoaib Iqbal of Congress, is trailing by more than 20,000 votes to AAP's Asim Khan.

12:16 pm: AAP's Gopal Rai wins from Babarpur with more than 35,000 votes.

12:15 pm: Difference of votes between Kejriwal and Nupur Sharma presently is higher than Kejriwal's margin over Sheila Dikshit in 2013.

12:13 pm:

12:12 pm: New Delhi (round 12): Kejriwal (45209), Nupur Sharma (18999), Kiran Walia (3855)

12:10 pm: Shalimar Bagh final count aap leads 62327 bjp gets only 51132.

12:09 pm: Chandni Chowk AAP candidate Alka Lamba wins by 18,287 votes over BJP's Suman Gupta

12:08 pm: AAP now needs to carry its pre-election hard work into actually delivery, without relaxing. They need to focus on transforming Delhi. Only then should they move to other areas. Of course, this win will inspire a lot of new support and leadership to arise all over the country, comments Raj via The Hindu 's live chat. Post your views at >

12:06 pm: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah congratulated Arvind Kejriwal via Twitter. He also added: "In another tweet, Omar Abdullah said: “If there is lesson for the Congress in this it is that Modi and BJP aren’t unbeatable if you take the fight to them, don’t wait for mistakes.”

12:04 pm: As AAP is set to form the next Delhi government, here is what the party had promised in its manifesto - >Highlights of AAP's manifesto

12:03 pm: Akhilesh Pati Tripathi of AAP wins from Model town with 54,628 votes. He defeats BJP's Vivek Garg and Congress' Kanwar Karan Singh.

12:02 pm: Kiran Bedi again trails by 800 votes in the latest round of counting

12:02 pm: State BJP president Satish Upadhyay tweets: "We accept Delhi’s verdict with full humility. Will support 4 Delhi’s progress.

11:56 am: Ajay Dutt of AAP wins from Ambedkar Nagar with a margin of 42,460.

11:55 am: Maken trailing at third place, AAP leads in Sadar Bazar

11:53 am: AAP's Ashutosh says we have to show the world that this is the beginning of a political revolution in India.

11:52 am: AAP leader Ashish Khetan says power won't be concentrated in few hands, policies will be for the common man - Shubhomoy Sikdar

11:52 am: We will build a Delhi that will make the poor, the rich...everyone proud: Arvind Kejriwal to people of Delhi

11:51 am: Arvind Kejriwal says his wife has supported him, but she stayed away from campaigning being a govt servant.

11:50 am: Arvind Kejriwal thanks supporters before leading crowd in chants of "Bharat Mata ki Jai" and "Inquilab zindabad"

11:49 am: Arvind Kejriwal introdcues his father says it is his blessing, family support is of prime importance.

11:48 am: BJP's state today is because of arrogance, we have to serve people humbly: Arvind Kejriwal

11:47 am: Arvind Kejriwal introduces his naari shakti -- his wife.

11:46 am: He asks his workers not to be proud, and adds "I can't do anything alone.''

11:45 am: Arvind Kejriwal says "its very scary" referring to the huge victory margin

11:44 am: Appeal to all my MLAs and our workers, do not be arrogant at all: Arvind Kejriwal

11:43 am: This is a victory of the people, of truth: Arvind Kejriwal to people of Delhi

11:42 am: Arvind Kejriwal congratulates Delhiites, says honesty has won in Delhi.

11:41 am: Arvind Kejriwal address Delhiites amidst chants of Vande Mataram. He thanks voters. Says it's the victory of youth.

11:41 am: Post your views in Twitter with#DelhiDecider

11:40 am: As AAP is ready to sweep this election, join us for a live chat with our experts on what this result means for Delhi >

11:39 am: Arvind Kejriwal to address the people of Delhi shortly.

11:35 am: First result is out. Narayan Dutt Sharma of AAP has won from Badarpur with 94242 votes.

11:32 am: You will see AAP in a new form, new avatar this time: Ashutosh, AAP

11:30 am: Model Town Final Figures - AAP 49262; BJP -33314

11:28 am: Only 7 of the 70 constituencies in Delhi have women candidates in the lead. Though women's security was a major issue during the elections, the three major parties together fielded only 19 women candidates.

11:27 am: Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal will together lead Delhi's development: Shahnawaz Hussain, BJP

11:24 am: Lauding the Aam Aadmi Party’s massive success in the Delhi Assembly election and expressing happiness on the triumph of his former protégé and once-trusted lieutenant, AAP leader Arwind Kejriwal, veteran anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarking that the people of the country had lost faith in the Modi government. > Full story

11:13 am: Even if BJP gets 7 seats, they will be given status of leader of opposition in the assembly: Kumar Vishwas

11:12 am: Join us for a live chat at 11.15 am on the Delhi elections and AAP's wave in Delhi with Amit Baruah and Varghese George >

11:11 am: Taking reponsibility for the Congress rout in the Delhi Assembly elections, Ajay Maken has resigned his general secretary post on Tuesday. > Full story

11:10 am: President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmishta Mukherjee at 3445 votes from GK constituency (round 8)

11:09 am: Congress took 11 years to lose pulse of people,BJP managed to do it in 8 months:Mayank Gandhi, AAP

11:08 am: We didn't catch the pulse of people,lost this one badly, we will assess it;that's how we grow: Nalin Kohli, BJP

10:59 am: With the AAP inching closer to a landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly polls, Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday termed it as a “turning point” in India’s political landscape and a big defeat for those indulging in vendetta politics. > Full story

10:58 am:

10:57 am: AAP’s win is Narendra Modi’s defeat: Anna Hazare

10:55 am: Kiran Bedi is leading by 866 votes.

10:52 am: This is a Delhi election, not a referendum on the Central Government: Venkaiah Naidu

10:50 am: AAP's gain is actually Congress' loss.

10:48 am: Ajay Maken takes responsibility for Congress defeat in Delhi polls. He resigns from Congress general secretary post.

10:46 am: Ajay Maken to Arvind Kejriwal: I hope you will fulfill the promise you made to Delhi.

10:45 am: Yogendra Yadav: Journalists mocked me when I said we would cross 50, we have seen the truth today. - Shubomoy Sikdar.

10:44 am: This is the triumph of honesty says AAP's Manish Sidodia who is leading with a huge margin from Patparganj.

10:43 am: AAP is leading in 65 constituencies.

10:39 am: According to Election Commission's official release BJP is leading in 4 seats - Mustafabad, Rohini, Vishwas Nagar, Shahdara

10:36 am:

10:33 am: Arvind Kejriwal to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

10:32 am: Vishesh Ravi of AAP is leading in Karol Bagh.

10:31 am: Delhi does not prefer NOTA. Just 0.4 per cent or about 10000 votes currently showing in NOTA category. 2013 saw similar number with 0.6 per cent choosing NOTA.

10:29 am: Avtar Singh Kalkaji of AAP is leading in Kalkaji constituency.

10:28 am: AAP's Amanatullah Khan is leading in Okhla.

10:27 am: Vinod Kumar Binny of BJP is trailing to AAP's Manish Sisodia in Patparganj.

10:26 am: BSP slide in Delhi continues. From polling 14.5 per cent votes in 2008, the party has dropped to 1.5 per cent in 2015.

10:24 am: Arvind Kejriwal is leading with 16488 votes in New Delhi constituency.

10:23 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets: "Spoke to @ArvindKejriwal & congratulated him on the win. Assured him Centre's complete support in the development of Delhi."

10:22 am: Bharat Singh of Indian National Lok Dal is leading in Najafgarh.

10:19 am: AAP's Rakhi Birla is leading in Mangolpuri. BJP's Jagdish Pradhan is leading in Mustafabad.

10:17 am:

10:14 am: Former UPA minister Krishna Tirath, who recently joined the BJP, is trailing by 12,000 votes.

10:13 am: Polls a referendum on Kejriwal: BJP >Full story

10:12 am: Delhi wants honest government: Manish Sisodia >Full story

10:08 am: I think people have certainly voted for Kejriwal. It was a referendum of AAP’s 49 days in office and its performance, BJP's spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao.

10:06 am: I will end corruption, says Arvind Kejriwal.

10:05 am: Voteshares (2015 as of 10 a.m.) for the three Delhi parties over the last 3 year:

10:04 am: Congress trailing in 7 of 8 Assembly segments party won in 2013.

10:03 am: Kiran Bedi trails behind SK Bagga from Krishna Nagar in the fourth round of counting.

10:03 am: Chants of "Paanch saal Kejriwal" at AAP office in Patel Nagar as supporters celebrate early trends showing AAP.

10:02 am: Congress trailing in 7 of the 8 Assembly seats the party won in 2013.

10:01 am: Official trends from Election Commission of India for 65/70 seats: AAP 55, BJP 8, INLD 1, SAD 1, Congress 0

09:59 am: The BJP's voteshare is still over 30%. The Congress is down to 0 seats and single digit voteshare, says Rukmini S.

09:54 am: Bedi says she will take responsibility for defeat. >Full story

09:54 am: AAP's traction is like Asom Gana Parishad's energy and enthusiasm in initial days: Yogendra Yadav

09:53 am: Former Minister Somnath Bharti neck and neck with BJP debutant Nandani Sharma in Malviya Nagar.

09:52 am: Third round leads in Model Town: AAP tops with 13,569 votes, BJP 8,793 and Congress 2,034. Vijetha reports.

09:51 am: AAP leads in Badli by around 4000 votes where Cong won with maximum margin in 2013.

09:50 am: 56 voters (round two figures) in New Delhi constituency chose NOTA on February 7

09:49 am: The Aam Aadmi Party looked set to form government in Delhi, sweeping to power with an unprecedented win of over 50 seats in the 70-seat legislative assembly. > Full story

09:48 am: The margins of lead by AAP candidates quite high. In Badarpur, BJP strongman Ramvir Singh Bidhuri trailing by over 18000 votes. He won the seat in 2013 by over 12000 votes.

09:47 am: Naresh Balyan of AAP is leading in Uttam Nagar.

09:45 am: >Delhi Poll trends: AAP ahead in 50 seats

9:43 am: AAP leads in 50 of the 59 seats for which Election Commission website is showing trends -- BJP leads in 8, Shiromani Akal Dal in 1 and Indian National Lok Dal in 1. The leads suggest that AAP is doing even better than what the opinion polls suggested.

09:43 am: Manish Sidodia leading with over 3000 votes from Patparganj in second round of counting.

09:42 am: Gareeb Aadmi Party polls ONE vote in New Delhi constituency so far.

09:41 am: Arvind Kejriwal leads in New Delhi with 4882 votes, Kiran Walia 307, Nupur Sharma 1489 trail.

09:39 am: Congress workers protesting to bring Priyanka Vadra. Photo: V Sudershan

09:37 am: Chandni Chowk: Alka Lamba of AAP leads, it was one of 8 seats Cong retained in 2013.

09:36 am: "We are going to lose badly. Looks like we won't make it to ten seats," says a former BJP legislator at Gole Market counting centre - Sowmiya Ashok.

09:35 am: AAP's Manoj Kumar leads from Kondli.

09:34 am: AAP leading in six out of eight seats in East Delhi, BJP leading in two.

09:31 am: Aam Aadmi Party appeared to be on its way to recapture power in the national capital with the party leading in 42 constituencies against 11 of BJP and Congress’s 3 seats.

09:30 am: BJP congratulates Kejriwal

9:27 am: Partywise vote share. 52.3 % votes counted so far have been for AAP, 2,291 NOTA votes till now.

09:26 am: AAP's Raju Dhingan leads with more than 4000 votes from Trilokpuri

09:24 am: AAP's Jarnail Singh, the journalist who once hurled shoe on the then Minister P. Chidambaram, is leading in Tilak Nagar.

09:20 am: Nand Kishore Garg of BJP is leading in Tri Nagar.

09:18 am: AAP deserters Vinod Binny, MS Dhir, Ashok Chauhan and Shakeel Dehlavi trailing in their respective seats.

09:18 am: As AAP registers massive lead in early trends, celebrations begin at party office.

9:15 am: Trends at the moment indicate that the AAP will do better than the exit polls projected, and well over 40 seats, a clear majority.

09:13 am: Greater Kailash postal ballots puts AAP's Saurabh Bharadwaj in the lead.

09:12 am: Official EC trends show AAP 17, BJP 3, SAD 1.

09: 04 am: BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi trails in Krishna Nagar.

09: 04 am: Aam Aadmi Party leads in 9 seats, BJP in 2.

08:56 am: AAP's Manish Sisodia says party will do better than exit polls predictions.

08:55 am: AAP's Ajay Dutt is leading in Ambedkar Nagar. Prof. Jagdish Mukhi of BJP is leading in Janakpuri.

08:52 am: AAP leading in 11 constituencies - >Full story

08:51 am: BJP's Karan Singh Tanwar is leading in Delhi Cant.

08:47 am: Congress candidate Ajay Maken is trailing in Sadar Bazaar constituency. AAP's Som Dutt is leading.

08:41 am: Haroon Yusuf, former minister and five times winner, trailing from Ballimaran.

08:40 am: Trends too early, even if we win two seats we will do better than exit polls predicted, says Congress leader Ajay Maken.

08:32 am: >Delhi Assembly polls: Counting of votes begins

08:31 am: While on way to party office, Arvind Kejriwal tweets YouTube link of hilarious video.

08:29 am: Early trend: AAP leads in 10, BJP in 8, Congress in 2, others in 1

08:25 am: Kiran Bedi is leading in Krishna Nagar.

08:20 am: BJP, AAP lead in 4 seats each, and Congress in 1.

08:17 am: Early trends show leads for AAP, BJP in 2 seats each.

08:13 am: By the way, it is Kumar Vishwas' birthday today.

08:10 am: Security has been beefed up at all counting centres. No vehicle or free movement of pedestrians are allowed on roads leading to counting centre, reports Akanksha Jain .

08:09 am: First leads are out. BJP's Vijender Gupta leads in Rohini.

08:08 am: Arvind Kejriwal leaves his home in Kaushambi, on his way to AAP office in Patel Nagar.

08:04 am: Here is a look at how each district voted in the Assembly polls.

08:00 am: Counting of votes begins.

07:55 am: As run up to Delhi elections, The Hindu interviewed major contenders. > Read more...

07:52 am: BJP's chief ministerial candidate, Kiran Bedi, has tweeted:

07:50 am: CEC H.S. Brahma says most of the results will be out between 11.30am and 12.30pm.

07:45 am: Before the results come out, take a look at Delhi Elections in five charts. > Full story

07:44 am: Just before counting starts, AAP leader @ArvindKejriwal tweets: "All the best Delhiites. Do pray."

07:43 am: A look at the results of the 2013 elections.

07:42 am: Follow >@DelhiConnect , the Twitter handle of our Delhi Bureau through the day for updates

07:39 am: A three-tier security apparatus has been put in place for counting of votes for the Delhi Assembly polls. Counting will take palce in 14 centres across the city. > Read more...

07:38 am: Exit polls have given Aam Aadmi Party a decisive edge over the Bharatiya Janata Party, which have been in a direct fight against each other.

07:36 am: Delhiites turned out in large numbers to exercise their franchise, hoping to see a majority government, unlike the previous term.

07:33 am: Delhi, which went to polls in just a year, saw a record turn out of 67.24 per cent.

07:32 am: Connect with us via Twitter >@the_hindu and Facebook >@thehindu to follow the live updates.

07:31 am: Counting of votes for the high-profile Delhi Assembly elections, will be taken up today from 8 a.m.

07:30 am : Welcome to the The Hindu 's live coverage on the counting of Delhi Assembly votes.

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