New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In what came as a shocker for the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi’s deputy CM Manish Sisodia is trailing behind BJP’s Ravinder Singh Negi on the Patparganj constituency seat in East Delhi district.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and BJP candidate Ravinder Singh Negi are in a see-saw battle to win the Patparganj constituency seat in the assembly polls.

According to data compiled by the poll body at 1 pm, the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Sisodia has bagged 38,880 votes while BJP's Ravinder Singh Negi has got 39,436 so far and is leading with over 1000 votes.

The east Delhi seat of Patparganj is a prestigious seat for the AAP after New Delhi constituency which is Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's seat.

The BJP had won the seat in 1993 after which the seat had become a Congress stronghold till Sisodia won the seat for two consecutive terms in 2013 and 2015. The vote share of Sisodia in the constituency increasing from 41.5 per cent (2013) to 53.5 per cent (2015).

Meanwhile, CM Arvind Kejriwal has maintained the comfortable lead from the New Delhi constituency seat. On the other hand, in Okhla constituency, under which Shaheen Bagh falls, the place where anti-CAA protests are underway, BJP's Braham Singh is now trailing behind sitting AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan after gaining an initial lead.

While, Atishi, who unsuccessfully contested in the last year's Lok Sabha elections from East Delhi, was maintaining a slender margin over BJP's Dharambir Singh in Kalkaji seat.

The counting of votes for 70 seats of the Delhi Assembly began amid tight security at 8 am today.

Delhi went to polls in a single-phase on February 8. AAP, BJP, Congress are the main political parties in the fray. The primary fight is between the ruling AAP and the BJP which is seeking to make reentry into the state politics in the national capital after over 20 years.

Posted By: Talib Khan