By Tania Ganguli | The Times Of India, July 10, 2019 | 9:00 am IST The BJP is set to make history in 2019 by winning Delhi, its second consecutive assembly election.
The party, which came in third in the state elections in 2019, has been hoping to sweep the city and is counting on the popularity of its Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal.
The party has also fielded candidates from the Left Front, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress.
It hopes to win two seats from the region and one from the national capital.
The BJP has won more than 60 seats in the Delhi assembly, but has only made it to the two-thirds majority needed to form the government.
The other parties are expected to contest only a few seats in Delhi.
With the election on Thursday, the party is likely to be a large favourite to win the city, where the BJP’s support is strong.
The Delhi elections will be watched closely by investors and traders.
The capital has seen a wave of new and more complex real estate deals in the last few years, as developers have found it difficult to sell properties in the city.
The BJP will be hoping that it can harness the new development in a way that benefits the people of Delhi, the capital’s chief minister said.
This could be the BJP-led government’s best chance yet to win Delhi, as the party’s support has been on the rise since its victory in the 2019 state elections.
The Delhi elections have also seen an uptick in the number of candidates.
It is a challenge for the Congress-led alliance to form a government in the capital.
The Congress, which won less than half the seats, is likely not to be able to form an alliance with the BJP, a government led by Kejriwal, who has already come close to winning Delhi.
The AAP is likely set to form its first government in Delhi in 2019 after a wave election, but it has yet to be confirmed.