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AAP heads towards victory in Bawana by-poll

IANS | New Delhi |

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Ram Chandra was leading in the Bawana Assembly by-poll in Delhi by over 20,000 votes, giving a boost to the party which is in power in Delhi.

After 23 out of 28 rounds of counting was over, the AAP candidate had 51,070 votes against 29,595 votes of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Ved Prakash. Congress candidate Surender Kumar had 28,126 votes.

The by-poll was necessitated after Ved Prakash quit the AAP and resigned from the assembly seat to join the BJP.

Voting was conducted on August 23 at 379 polling booths. The polling percentage remained low with only 45 per cent people turning up to cast their votes.

One of the 12 reserved constituencies, Bawana has around 2.94 lakh voters and is dotted with 26 villages, unauthoried colonies and slums.