Shaheen Bagh effect? Amanatullah Khan garners over 80% vote in Delhi's Okhla seat

The 46-year-old AAP candidate is a Jamia Millia Islamia graduate. The Okhla seat was with the Congress till 2015 when Amanatullah wrested it after defeating veteran Asif Mohammad Khan.

Published: 11th February 2020 01:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th February 2020 02:18 PM   |  A+A-

AAP leader Amanatullah Khan

After the first round of counting Braham Singh had received 3,269 votes, while Amanatullah Khan trailed with just 3,075 votes. (Photo | PTI)

By Online Desk

NEW DELHI: Okhla, the constituency where Shaheen Bagh falls, was always going to be in the spotlight during this Delhi election. So, on counting day, when AAP's candidate Amanatullah Khan trailed initially after two rounds of counting, it grabbed the headlines.

However, in the third round, Khan struck back and took a strong lead of 5,703 votes over BJP's Braham Singh. Since then, it has been going his way.

At the current moment, Amanatullah, according to the Election Commission website, has logged in 81.96% of the votes and sits pretty with a tally of 44000-plus votes, a margin of over 37000 votes over Singh his nearest rival.

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The 46-year-old AAP candidate is a Jamia Millia Islamia graduate. He had in an earlier tweet claimed that after 13 rounds, he leads by 72000 votes.

Shaheen Bagh, the venue of the ongoing anti-CAA protest and a part of the Okhla constituency, had witnessed a low turnout with 58.84 per cent voting.

The Okhla seat was seen as a battlefield of gladiators from the Congress and the AAP with Congress putting up veteran Parvez Hashmi, a four-time MLA from the constituency.

The seat was with the Congress till 2015 when Amanatullah wrested it after defeating veteran Asif Mohammad Khan.

(With agency inputs)

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