Rajinder Nagar assembly bypoll mainly witnessed fight between AAP and BJP candidate though the Congress had also fielded its candidate.
New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party’s Durgesh Pathak has won Rajender Nagar by a margin of 11555 votes by defeating BJP candidate Rajesh Bhatia, said AAP’s spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj on Sunday. Election was held for the seat after resignation of Raghav Chadha who got elected as AAp’s Rajya Sabha member from Punjab.
Cngratulating Pathak for his victory, Raghav Chadha tweeted, “I thank all the constituents of Rajinder Nagar assembly constituency for once again showering their love and blessing on AAP. Today’s by poll victory is an affirmation of ‘Kejriwal Model of Governance.’Best wishes to my brother Durgesh Pathak, as I pass on the baton to him.”
Rajinder Nagar assembly bypoll mainly witnessed fight between AAP and BJP candidate though the Congress had also fielded its candidate. Election campaign was focused on outsider versus local candidate as the BJP tried to declare AAP’s Durgesh Pathak an out siders while Rajesh Bhatia as local candidate.
Besides this, local issues like water supply to every household, condition of roads, sanitation and power cut were also in the minds of the voters. The BJP candidate tried to convince voters on local issues while the AAP candidate sought vote on Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government’s work in the city.
AAP Durgesh Pathak was vocal on health, education, free water, free electricity, free DTC ride for female and several such issues which AAP government has been projecting as its big achievement in the city. Congress candidate, however, had focused her campaign on failure of both AAP and BJP. Though Congress tried to remember works done during Sheila Dixit government but the party has again failed to show its presence among a large section of voters.
On Sunday when the counting was started, AAP’s Durgesh Pathak started taking lead since early round. Lead margin constantly increased with round after the round and at the end Pathak made a decisive lead over the rival candidate.