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What Swayed the Delhi Voters towards BJP?

In a triangular contest in Delhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party won all the seven Lok Sabha seats. The National Election Study 2019 of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies–Lokniti points towards three reasons for the BJP’s victory. The first is the increasing gravitation of Delhi voters towards the BJP in Lok Sabha polls. The second is the satisfaction of voters with BJP’s governance at the centre. The final factor is that the BJP gained votes among all segments of society.

Delhi saw a triangular contest fought between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ruling at the state, a resurgent Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in power at the centre. The BJP won all the seven seats and had a lead of more than 3,00,000 votes over its nearest rival in every constituency (Table 1). The vote share of the Congress saw a rise as compared to the 2014 elections. On the other hand, the AAP saw a decline in its vote share.


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Updated On : 9th Aug, 2019
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