Business News/ Politics / Policy/  Arvind Kejriwal defeats BJP’s Nupur Sharma by over 31,000 votes

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal won from the New Delhi Assembly constituency while Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi lost from the Krishna Nagar constituency.

Delhi election results on Tuesday showed the AAP has so far won New Delhi, Ambedkar Nagar, Badarpur, Chattarpur, Chandni Chowk, Janakpuri and Babarpur constituencies.

Kejriwal won the New Delhi seat with a margin of 31,583 votes defeating BJP’s Nupur Sharma while Congress’ former minister Kiran Walia was at the third position.

In a major victory for the party, AAP candidate from Krishna Nagar, S.K. Bagga defeated Kiran Bedi by 2,277 votes.

While AAP candidate from Janakpuri, Rajesh Rishi defeated BJP stalwart Jagdish Mukhi by a margin of over 25,000 votes, former Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) president and AAP candidate Alka Lamba won from the Chandni Chowk seat defeating her nearest rival—Suman Kumar Gupta of the BJP—by more than 18,287 votes.

The BJP opened its account with its first seat coming from the Rohini constituency where Vijender Gupta defeated AAP’s C.L. Gupta by around 5,369 votes.

In the Ambedkar Nagar constituency, AAP’s Ajay Dutt defeated BJP’s Ahsok Kumar by a margin of more than 40,000 votes. Kumar, an incumbent AAP MLA from the seat joined the BJP last year and was given the ticket by the party.

In Chhatarpur, AAP’s Kartar Singh Tanwar defeated BJP’s Brahm Singh Tanwar.

In the Badarpur seat, AAP’s Narayan Dutt Sharma defeated BJP’s Ramvir Singh Bidhuri by a margin of 47,583 votes. Babarpur was won by AAP’s Gopal Rai defeating BJP’s Naresh Gaur.

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Updated: 10 Feb 2015, 02:05 PM IST
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