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Delhi civic polls: AAP goes past BJP in early trends as counting of votes for 250 seats underway

Delhi civic polls: AAP goes past BJP in early trends as counting of votes for 250 seats underway

9.54 am: Aam Aadmi Party goes past BJP to take lead in 113 seats. The BJP is currently ahead in 106 seats, while the Congress is a distant third leading in 10 seats.

9.42 am: BJP’s Delhi unit Vice President Virendra Sachdeva says the polls will be a tough contest, reports PTI.

“However, we will prove the exit polls wrong and the BJP will come to power in the MCD for a fourth consecutive term,” he says.

9.38 am: Aam Aadmi Party closes in on the Bharatiya Janata Party. The Hindutva party’s lead narrows to only 12 seats.

9.31 am: Aam Aadmi Party leader Saurabh Bharadwaj says he is confident of his outfit’s win even as BJP takes lead in early trends, reports The Indian Express.

“The postal ballots have been counted first...It has votes from people in the government,” Bharadwaj says.

9.27 am: BJP goes past the 100-mark in early trends as it establishes lead in 106 seats. Aam Aadmi Party leading in 78 seats, while Congress is ahead in only 10.

9.12 am: The BJP is ahead on 97 seats, while the AAP has taken the lead in 53 seats, shows data from the Delhi State Election Commission website.

8.44 am: The BJP is leading on 47 seats, while the AAP is ahead in 12 seats, ANI reports. The Congress, meanwhile, is leading on a single seat.

8.25 am: Initial trends show...

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