NEW DELHI: Contrary to predictions in exit polls before and after the elections on December 4, the Aam Admi Party emerged number two as BJP needed only two more seats to form government in Delhi.
By 3:40 pm, BJP had won 24 constituencies and leading in 10, increasing its 2008 tally by 11 seats. However, the saffron party was still two seats short of a simple majority.
Ruling Congress could manage to win four seats and was leading in as many seats.
AAP made a remarkable debut winning 19 and leading in seven constituencies. Party chief Arvind Kejriwal defeated three times chief minister Sheila Dikshit from New Delhi.
AAP supporters began celebrations shouting slogan “jhaadu chal gaya (the broom is working)”, celebrating the spectacular performance of the one-year-old party in the national capital.
Shiromani Akali Dal and an independent won one seats each as Janata Dal United was leading in one seat.
BJP made a clean sweep in Madhya Pradesh whereas in Chhatisgarh both Congress and BJP were engaged in a tough fight with 44 seats each as others claimed two.
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