Delhi polls, another bad news for Congress1 min read . Updated: 11 Feb 2020, 01:29 PM IST
- The party could be staring at its lowest-ever vote share in Delhi
- Congress failed to open its account in 2015 assembly polls
New Delhi: There were no surprises for the Congress in early trends of counting for Delhi elections on Tuesday. The party could be on its way to drawing yet another blank in 2020.
Congress had failed to open its account in 2015 assembly polls, and this election could be seen as its last-ditch attempt to survive.
According to the trends available at noon, incumbent Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is leading in 57 seats, its close rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ahead in 13 seats and the Congress is yet to open its account.
What makes things worse for the Congress is that it could be staring at its lowest-ever vote share in Delhi.
Trends show Congress is limited to the third spot in all the 70 assembly constituencies. With the exception of Sangam Vihar, where the Janata Dal (United) candidate is trailing on the second spot, the contest is mostly between AAP and BJP.
Congress had a vote share of 9.65% in 2015 assembly elections. This time, it is down to just 4.1% as of now.
In terms of vote share, Congress’ loss seems to be directly benefitting the BJP which is on course to improving its share of 32.19% in the last assembly elections.
The trends are worrying for the grand old party, which held reins of the national capital for a consecutive three terms until 2013. Over the years, it has lost a key section of its cadre and political dominance to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP.