Why Congress heavyweights Sheila Dixit, Ajay Maken faced defeat in Delhi

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, May 23: The results in Delhi have thrown some surprising results and though it was expected that not coming together of AAP and Congress will benefit BJP, it was expected that at least two Congress seat, that of Sheila Dixit and Ajay Maken are safe. But there was a rude shock for all Congress fans. 

Congress heavyweights Dikshit and Maken are all set to face a big defeat. The Bhartiya Janta Party is leading in all the seven parliamentary constituencies of Delhi, pushing Congress heavyweights like Sheila Dikshit and Ajay Maken towards defeat.As per the Election Commission website, all BJP candidates have comfortable leads in all the seven seats ensuring victory for the party.In North East Delhi, the sitting MP and chief of Delhi BJP unit, Manoj Tiwari, is leading by over 2.5 lakh votes against the three-time former chief minister Sheila Dikshit. Earlier today, Tiwari told ANI that his party will come back to power with more than 350 seats.It is now almost certain that the Lotus will bloom with full glory in the national capital of Delhi as BJP leads in all 7 seats. This may come as a big shock for the Congress and the AAP. This also means that the Congress decision of not going with AAP is costing both the parties dearly.East Delhi, New Delhi and South Delhi parliamentary constituencies saw more women turning out to vote as compared to men.Delhi recorded a turnout of 60.52 per cent in the polls on May 12, five percentage points down from 2014.According to official data, 60.82 per cent male voters and 60.15 per cent female voters exercised their right this time.The East Delhi constituency, which is seeing a triangular contest between BJP's Gautam Gambhir, Congress's Arvinder Singh Lovely and AAP's Atishi Marlena, saw 61.80 per cent women exercising their right to vote as compared to 61.50 per cent of male voters.The New Delhi constituency, which has many VVIP voters, recorded the lowest voter turnout among all seven constituencies in Delhi at 56.86 per cent, but saw a better turnout of women than men. According to the data, 57.21 per cent of women voters cast their votes while 56.58 per cent men exercised their franchise in the seat.South Delhi, which had the second lowest turnout of voters, saw 58.89 per cent of women voters as compared to 58.60 per cent of male voters.The Northeast Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, where former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and AAP'S Dilip Pandey are contesting, recorded the highest voter turnout at 63.67 per cent.While 64.46 per cent of men cast their votes, 62.72 per cent women turned out to vote.

With Agencies