AAP registers historic win in Delhi, Congress faces rout

Sun Dec 08 2013, 18:14 hrs
Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday defeated three-time chief minister Sheila Dikhshit in New Delhi constituency.  Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal celebrates with his  supporters in New Delhi on Sunday. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday defeated three-time chief minister Sheila Dikhshit in New Delhi constituency.
Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal celebrates with his supporters in New Delhi on Sunday. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
"This is not my victory. It is a victory of people of New Delhi constituency and victory of democracy," said Kejriwal after defeating Dikshit.   Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal celebrates with his  supporters in New Delhi on Sunday. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
"This is not my victory. It is a victory of people of New Delhi constituency and victory of democracy," said Kejriwal after defeating Dikshit.

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal celebrates with his supporters in New Delhi on Sunday. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
The debutant Aam Aadmi Party which made a strong entry by winning 18 seats and was ahead in 8, is giving jitters to BJP which has won 19 seats and was ahead on 15 seats.  Celebrations going on at  AAP office in New Delhi on Sunday. (IE Photo: Gajendra Yadav)
The debutant Aam Aadmi Party which made a strong entry by winning 18 seats and was ahead in 8, is giving jitters to BJP which has won 19 seats and was ahead on 15 seats.
Celebrations going on at AAP office in New Delhi on Sunday. (IE Photo: Gajendra Yadav)
BJP's CM candidate Harsh Vardhan was also victorious from Krishna Nagar constituency.  Delhi BJP CM candidate Harsh Vardhan talks to media  at Assembly poll results centre in Krishna Nagar, East Delhi on Sunday. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
BJP's CM candidate Harsh Vardhan was also victorious from Krishna Nagar constituency.
Delhi BJP CM candidate Harsh Vardhan talks to media at Assembly poll results centre in Krishna Nagar, East Delhi on Sunday. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan was leading in his Krishna Nagar constituency by 5,000 votes.  Delhi BJP CM candidate Harsh Vardhan talks to media  at Assembly poll results centre in Krishna Nagar, East Delhi on Sunday. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan was leading in his Krishna Nagar constituency by 5,000 votes.
Delhi BJP CM candidate Harsh Vardhan talks to media at Assembly poll results centre in Krishna Nagar, East Delhi on Sunday. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Three-times chief minister Sheila Dikshit is trailing behind Arvind Kejriwal (AAP) by around 5000 votes in the New Delhi constituency.  Sheila Dikshit walks down after meeting the media in New Delhi on Sunday. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
Three-times chief minister Sheila Dikshit is trailing behind Arvind Kejriwal (AAP) by around 5000 votes in the New Delhi constituency.
Sheila Dikshit walks down after meeting the media in New Delhi on Sunday. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
After round three, Arvind Kejriwal had 8230 votes compared to Sheila Dikshit's 3720 votes.  Sheila Dikshit talks to media in New Delhi on Sunday. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
After round three, Arvind Kejriwal had 8230 votes compared to Sheila Dikshit's 3720 votes.
Sheila Dikshit talks to media in New Delhi on Sunday. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
In a first result in Delhi Assembly polls, AAP's Veena Anand wins Patel Nagar constituency by over 6,000 votes defeating BSP's Poornima Vidyarthi. (IE Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)
In a first result in Delhi Assembly polls, AAP's Veena Anand wins Patel Nagar constituency by over 6,000 votes defeating BSP's Poornima Vidyarthi. (IE Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)
Amid tight security arrangements, counting of votes in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh began today which will seal the fate of several political heavy weights in the Assembly elections. The results are being keenly watched as they are considered the semi-finals ahead of the Lok Sabha elections next year. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Amid tight security arrangements, counting of votes in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh began today which will seal the fate of several political heavy weights in the Assembly elections. The results are being keenly watched as they are considered the semi-finals ahead of the Lok Sabha elections next year. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
In Delhi, the electoral fate of three-time Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, her challengers from BJP Harsh Vardhan and Aam Admi Party Arvind Kejriwal and over 800 other candidates will be known today. The polling had taken place on December 4. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
In Delhi, the electoral fate of three-time Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, her challengers from BJP Harsh Vardhan and Aam Admi Party Arvind Kejriwal and over 800 other candidates will be known today. The polling had taken place on December 4. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
While BJP fielded candidates in 66 constituencies, Congress and AAP contested in all the 70 seats. BSP, the third largest party in the last assembly election, fielded candidates in 69 seats, NCP in nine and Samajwadi Party in 27 seats. A total of 224 independents were also in the fray. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
While BJP fielded candidates in 66 constituencies, Congress and AAP contested in all the 70 seats. BSP, the third largest party in the last assembly election, fielded candidates in 69 seats, NCP in nine and Samajwadi Party in 27 seats. A total of 224 independents were also in the fray. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
Opposition BJP is leading in six seats while Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Admi Party was ahead in four seats in Delhi Assembly polls. As per early trends, ruling Congress and BSP were ahead in three seats each. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Opposition BJP is leading in six seats while Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Admi Party was ahead in four seats in Delhi Assembly polls. As per early trends, ruling Congress and BSP were ahead in three seats each. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is leading in her New Delhi constituency where she is facing Kejriwal and BJP's Vijender Gupta. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is leading in her New Delhi constituency where she is facing Kejriwal and BJP's Vijender Gupta. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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