Mumbai: Accepting her defeat in Delhi assembly election from Chandni chowk assembly seat Congress party’s Alka Lamba said votes between Hindus and Muslims were ‘completely polarised’.
“I accept the result but don’t give up. Hindu-Muslim votes were completely polarised. The #Congress Party will now have to prepare for a new fight with new faces and a long struggle for the people of #Delhi. If you fight today, you will also win tomorrow,” Lamba tweeted in Hindi.
मैं परिणाम स्वीकार करती हूँ,
पर हार नहीं,
— Alka Lamba – अलका लाम्बा🇮🇳 (@LambaAlka) February 11, 2020
According to the Election Commission (EC) website, Lamba is still in third place with only 1,229 votes. Parlad Singh Sahni of AAP was ahead of BJP’s Suman Kumar Gupta by 23,281 votes.
Lamba, who won from Chandni Chowk on an AAP ticket in the 2015 election, was expelled from the AAP last year after joining the Congress citing differences with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
According to the official trends of the Election Commission, the AAP continues to hold a strong lead in 58 seats, while the BJP is far behind at 12. Congress has failed to open its account so far.
The counting of votes for 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly began at 8 am today amid tight security.
Delhi went to polls in a single-phase on February 8. AAP, BJP, Congress are the main political parties in the fray