Delhi Election Result: The 3 BJP Winners Who Survived the AAP Tsunami

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A BJP member sits near an empty stage set up for addressing the media at a deserted headquarters of the party in Delhi. (Associated Press Photo)

New Delhi: 

Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party today reduced the BJP to a three-member opposition in the Delhi assembly.

AAP won 67 of Delhi's 70 seats.  

The only three BJP candidates who survived the AAP tsunami were Jagdish Pradhan, Vijender Gupta and Om Prakash Sharma. The Congress scored a duck for the first time.

Jagdish Pradhan won in Mustafabad, Vijender Gupta in Rohini and Om Prakash Sharma in Vishwas Nagar.

Any party needs at least 10 per cent of the house strength to qualify for Leader of Opposition. The BJP has not even won seven seats, which means, there will be no opposition party in the assembly and no Leader of Opposition.

AAP leader Kumar Vishwas, however, said the party would give the BJP Leader of Opposition status even if it won less than seven seats. The BJP had not shown the same generosity when it came to the Congress. In the national election, when the Congress won 44 seats, falling short of the 55 it needed to qualify as Leader of Opposition, the government said it would allow the post to remain vacant.

On social media, the vanishing opposition in Delhi became a recurring theme. "The entire Delhi opposition can fit in a Nano car," said one tweet. Another revised it to an "auto-rickshaw."

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