BJP wins Delhi by-poll, AAP stumbles to third place
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Thursday won the Delhi assembly by-election from the Rajouri Garden constituency with a margin of over 14,000 votes.
He defeated his nearest rival Meenakshi Chandela of the Congress, pushing the ruling Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) candidate to a distant third position, according to the Election Commission.
After the final 17th round of counting, the Election Commission said that Sirsa polled 40,602 votes, Chandela 25,950 and the AAP’s Harjeet Singh 10,243 out of a total 78,091 votes cast during election on April 9. Nearly 1,300 votes were divided among the other contestants.