New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: As the trends for the Delhi Assembly Elections suggested that Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will retain power in the state, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday said that the saffron party is still "hopeful" of a win. However, he added that he will be soley responsible for the outcome of the results.  

"Trends indicate that there is a gap between AAP-BJP, but there is still some time. We are hopeful. Whatever the outcome, being the state chief I am responsible," Tiwari said. 

The statement from Delhi BJP chief came after the trends suggested the AAP will retain power in the national capital while the BJP will be a distant second. The Congress may once again struggle to open its account. 

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By the time of filing this copy, the official trends suggested that the AAP will get around 53 seats while the BJP may get around 17 seats. 

Earlier in the day, Tiwari had expressed hope that the BJP will win around 55 seats while adding that he is not 'nervous'. He had also said that he was ready to take responsibilities that the "victory" would bring and hailed the hardwork of the party workers who, he said, worked tirelessly for the victory. 

"I am not nervous. We have appeared for a test, results will now come in," Tiwari had said. 

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"Now, all talk is over. Now, we have to wait for the blessings of the people. I am confident it will be a good day for BJP. We are coming to power in Delhi today. Don't be surprised if we win 55 seats," he added.

The polling for the Delhi Assembly Elections were held on February 8. According to Election Commission, 62.59 per cent final turnout was recorded in the voting.

The Exit Polls, which were broadcast on the same date, suggest a massive win the AAP, predicting that the Arvind Kejriwal-led party will get a comfortable majority in the national capital.   

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma