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Congress, BJP wiped out of Delhi in AAP 'tsunami'
Tuesday February 10, 2015 11:43 AM, News Network

The Congress, India's oldest party, is wiped out of Delhi and is trailing in all 70 seats it contested in the 2015 Delhi elections, according to the trends available at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.

[Delhi Muslim leaders with AAP Chief Ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal.]

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), which surprised the country by its win in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and later in Maharashtra, Haryana and other state elections, is also facing humiliating defeat. The ruling party at the centre is leading in just 08 seats.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set for a historic win, leading on an overwhelming 60 seats, election commission data showed at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday while the counting of votes was still underway.

Counting of votes on all 70 seats in the assembly elections to Delhi began at 8 a.m. today morning.

The Congress party had won 08 seats in the 2013 elections which had sent a hung assembly. Out of them 04 were Muslims. This time the Muslims, like other Delhiites, ditched the Congress for the AAP.

Asif Mohammad Khan of Congress, who was earlier leading in Okhla assembly seat, is now trailing behind Amanatullah Khan of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), according to the trends available at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Shoaib Iqbal, who has represented Matia Mahal assembly constituency in Old Delhi consecutively for five times and who was earlier leading in 2015 elections, is now trailing behind Asim Ahmed Khan of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), according to the trends available at 09:45 a.m.

Mohammad Ishraque and Imran Hussain of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) lead in Delhi elections as the Muslims strongly rallied behind the Arvind Kejriwal led party rejecting the Congress and the BJP, according to the trends available at 09:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Mohammad Ishraque is leading Saleempur aseembly constituency whereas Imran Hussain is ahead of his rivals in Ballimaran seat. Former minister Haroon Yusuf is the Congress candidate from the Ballimaran seat.

Aam Aadmi Party leaders Manish Sisodia and Somnath Bharti, who were ministers in the Arvind Kejriwal government, forged ahead of their rivals, election officials said.

Many other AAP candidates were also on the winning track.

BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi and Congress veteran A.K. Walia also forged ahead of their rivals.

Exit polls have predicted a win for the AAP, which ruled Delhi for 49 days until Kejriwal resigned as chief minister in February 2014.

Earlier, Kejriwal tweeted: "All the very best Delhiites. Do pray. Prayers are very powerful."

A total of 673 candidates are in the fray for 70 assembly seats.

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