A day ahead of counting of votes for Delhi Assembly elections, AAP's rebel MLA Kapil Mishra said that 'he won't be surprised' if chief minister Arvind Kejriwal loses the New Delhi seat. Exuding support for this party, the BJP leader claimed that 'people's mandate' was with the saffron party. Moreover, he questioned AAP for 'raising fingers' at the election commission and alleging EVM tampering.
BJP's controversial leader Kapil Mishra is predicted to win the Model Town constituency against AAP's Akhilesh Pati Tripathi and Congress leader Akanksha Ola. Mishra stoked a controversy amid the election campaign after he equated the Delhi Assembly polls to a fight between India and Pakistan on the streets of Delhi. Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh on January 24, asked the Delhi police to register an FIR against Mishra over his 'India versus Pakistan' tweet. Singh contended that Mishra’s tweet constituted an offense under Section 123 of the Representation of People Act for attempting to aggravate differences between two communities.