New Delhi: Atishi, one of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s most prominent faces, had to fight to win from the Kalkaji seat as Delhi votes were counted on Tuesday. She was among the AAP leaders who spent much of the day in suspense, locked in narrow fights in their constituencies even as the party galloped towards a massive victory.
At one point, Atishi, 38, was leading by just seven votes over her BJP rival Dharambir Singh.
Atishi contested last year’s national election but lost to the BJP’s Gautam Gambhir. This time, AAP dropped its Kalkaji MLA Avtar Singh Kalka to nominate her.
She said she had chosen Kalkaji for her assembly poll contest as it was “a most education-related constituency”.