The fledgling political party started by activist Arvind Kejriwal got off to a good start, with both BJP and AAP leading in 2 seats each according to the initial trends in Delhi Assembly polls today morning.
Delhi was set for a hung assembly, with BJP coming up with 32-33 seats, AAP with 22-23 seats, Congress with 11-12 seats and others at 2-3 seats.
BJP may try to buy off MLAs belonging to the AAP and the others.
Delhi chief minister Sheila Dixit was trailing in her seat in New Delhi constituency, where AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was leading. Kejriwal had polled about 5,500 votes, while Sheila Dixit had about 2,000 votes.
According to reports, Narela seat in Delhi is one of the seats where AAP has put up a strong show in postal ballots.
The AAP has been predicted to win about 10-20 seats out of the total 70, while BJP is expected to win 30-40 and the Congress is expected to also win 15-20 seats. It was also widely speculated that exit pollsters would have under-estimated AAP, as the party is new.
The Delhi Assembly election results are expected to be completely known by about 11 am.
The following are the leads announced so far. The table is followed by the actual wins announced so far.
AAP leader Kumar Vishwas has alleged that the BJP has approached its candidate from Narela.
Seemapuri, where AAP candidate Santosh Kohli was killed just before the elections, reported strong lead for the party led by Arvind Kejriwal. Wazirpur and Narega were other constituencies where AAP was leading.
Shazia Ilmi was trailing from the RK Puram seat.