New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has continued its lead as the counting for the Delhi Assembly Election continues. As per latest data from Election Commission of India (ECI), out of total 70 seats, AAP is leading in 58 seats and BJP is leading in 12 seats.
While, AAP vote share has declined to 52% from 54% in 2015, BJP vote share has improved to 41% from 32.3% in 2015.
Several exit polls had also suggested AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal to return as Chief Minister of Delhi with BJP as the main opposition party improving its 2015 tally of 3 seats.
The counting of votes for started at 8 this morning and is being carried out at 21 centres across the city amid tight security arrangements.
Delhi had witnessed 62.59 per cent voter turnout during the polling which was held on Saturday. A total of 672 candidates including 63 women were in the fray for 70-member Delhi Assembly.
In the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections, Aam Aadmi Party had swept with 67 seats; BJP bagged three seats while Congress failed to win even a single seat.