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In Delhi, BJP Leads On 5 Seats, INDIA Bloc On 2 In Early Trends


New Delhi:

The BJP, which won all seven Delhi Lok Sabha seats both in 2014 and 2019, is leading in five seats in the national capital. The Opposition INDIA bloc is leading in two. 

Bansuri Swaraj, late BJP leader Sushma Swaraj’s daughter, is making her electoral debut in this general election. Ms Swaraj, 40, is trailing AAP’s Somnath Bharti at the moment (9:37 am) in the New Delhi seat.

The AAP, which rules the national capital, is in a 4:3 seat arrangement with the Congress as part of the INDIA bloc taking on the BJP. Sahi Ram of AAP is leading in South Delhi constituency.

Kanhaiya Kumar, who lost the last Lok Sabha election from Begusarai in Bihar, is up against BJP’s two-term MP Manoj Tiwari from North East Delhi.

Exit polls have projected a big win for PM Modi, leading to markets soaring to record highs on Monday as investors were buoyed by expectations of sustained economic growth. However, as counting began on Tuesday, markets crashed over 2,000 points. 

A total of 162 candidates contested the elections held during the sixth phase on May 25, according to official data.

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