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BJP set to form government in Delhi

Sunday, 8 December 2013 - 11:36am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

BJP on Sunday inched towards wresting power in Delhi after 15 years with Congress pushed to the third position with a single digit tally by debutant AAP which has made a dent in strongholds of the ruling party.

As per latest trends, BJP was leading in 35 seats followed by AAP which was ahead in 25 constituencies.

Congress, which has 43 seats in the current Assembly, was leading only in seven seats.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is trailing behind Arvind Kejriwal (AAP) by over 5,000 votes in New Delhi constituency at the end of the third round of counting, according to Delhi Election Commission.

BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan was leading in his Krishna Nagar constituency by 3,000 votes, the Commission data showed.

All Congress Ministers including A K Walia, Kiran Walia, Harun Yusuf and Raj Kumar Chouhan were trailing in their respective seats, pushing the party's tally to the third place.

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