Nowhere in sight: BJP’s Vijender Gupta

Vijender Gupta, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from New Delhi assembly seat, was sitting in the counting hall in a Gole Market school alone. Every now and then he would keep himself busy by talking to his poll manager, discussing the number of votes he was getting in each round of counting. Being nowhere in the contest between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal and outgoing Delhi chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Gupta looked lost and forlorn. Even Dikshit was losing in each round of counting and Kejriwal’s lead over his Dikshit was getting bigger after every round of counting. Apart from the agents, there was almost no face from the Congress inside the counting hall and from the BJP it was Gupta and few of his men.

However, the mood in the AAP camp was that of jubilation, from inside the counting room, to outside on roads where they were expressing their joy wearing their AAP caps. This newspaper caught up with Gupta on his candidature from New Delhi seat as well as the spectacular debut of AAP in the assembly election as the counting of votes was in progress.  On being asked about him being nowhere in the position to challenge Kejriwal from the seat, Gupta said that he had not thought that AAP and Kejriwal would get such a support in this election. ‘Look at the Delhi chief minister’s fate that what has happened to her in this election. I did my best but after all it is up to the voters’.
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