The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won four wards and the Congress won one in the municipal bypolls in Delhi.
The Congress candidate was leading in Chauhan Bangar, according to trends available at 10 AM. AAP candidate Dhirender Kumar had won the Kalyanpuri ward by 7,259 votes, while party nominees were leading in Shalimar Bagh North, Trilokpuri and Rohini- C wards.
Congress candidate Chaudhary Zubair Ahmad was leading by 9,854 votes in Chauhan Bangar against AAP candidate Mohammad Ishraq Khan, election officials said.
AAP’s Sunita Mishra was ahead of her BJP rival Surbhi Jaju by over 2,298 votes in Shalimar Bagh North ward, they said.
AAP candidates Vijay Kumar in Trilokpuri and Ram Chander in Rohini-C were also ahead of their nearest BJP rivals by comfortable margins. Dirender Kumar defeated his nearest BJP rival Siya Ram in Kalyanpuri. Vijay Kumar was ahead of BJP’s Om Prakash by 3,819 votes in Trilokpuri.
In Rohini-C, the AAP candidate was leading by 2,157 votes against BJP’s Rakesh, officials said. More than 50 per cent votes were cast in the bypolls for the five municipal wards held on February 28.
Out of the five wards, four were held by the AAP while Shalimar Bagh North had a BJP councillor.