BJP incumbent Ramesh Bidhuri sweeps South Delhi LS seat
New Delhi: The incumbent MP and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from South Delhi Ramesh Bidhuri won by a margin of more than three lakh votes over his opponents. From the same constituency, AAP's Raghav Chadha stood second. The debut of Congress candidate and boxer Vijender Singh in politics did not go well as he got the third position. As per the EVM count, Ramesh Bidhuri registered victory with a vote share of 56.58 per cent. Raghav Chadha secured 26.35 per cent of the votes polled in South Delhi. The boxer Vijender Singh got 13.56 vote per cent.
Ramesh Bidhuri had won from South Delhi in 2014, defeating AAP's Devendra Sherawat by 1,07,000 votes. Talking to Millennium Post, the incumbent MP said, "The 2014 election was fought on issues like corruption, inflation and nationalism. This time nobody could bring up inflation as it was not a problem anymore. Many schemes like Ujjwala Yojana and Saubhagya Yojana helped several families. No one could raise allegations of corruption," said Ramesh Bidhuri.
He further said, coming to the issue of nationalism, "This government killed terrorists at their home turf. This victory is the result of Narendra Modi's strong intent and his strong policies towards the betterment of the nation." When asked what will be his priorities towards his constituency, Ramesh Bidhuri replied that they will work on legitimising unauthorised colonies, giving water to every household and to start full phase metro. He further added that they will also expose the failures of the AAP government.
Problems in South Delhi
In South Delhi, water supply remained one of the biggest concerns for the residents. Reena, a resident of Govindpuri said," In summer I sometimes buy water from tankers. I want water should reach to every household." Reena was present in South Delhi's Siri Fort area where votes were counted. Nirmala Mishra from Sangam Vihar wants cleanness in her area. "Ramesh Bidhuri in his last tenure had done development works in Sangam Vihar hope he will continue. Roads need to be developed in my area. Water facility should be available in every house," said Nirmala.
From the morning, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters thronged the counting centre. They were wearing Namo caps, t-shirts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's masks. The BJP supporters danced to drum beats in South Delhi. The scenes in South Delhi's Siri Fort area, where votes were counted, were all about BJP's landslide victory in the country. In between, 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm, beating of drums and slogans like "Ek Baar Phir Modi Sarkar" was went on. Donning saffron attires, supporters came to counting centres before 8 am on Thursday. People were also taking selfies with Narendra Modi's placard. Many of the supporters of the saffron party were wearing t-shirts in which "Namo" was written.