Model Town Assembly Election Result 2020: Bharatiya Janata Party’s Kapil Mishra has lost the election to sitting MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi from the Model Town assembly seat. He has lost the polls by 11133 votes. Kapil Mishra got 41532 votes while his rival Tripathi secured 52665 votes with 52.58 per cent vote share. AAP’s Akanksha Ola could get just 4085 votes with less than four per cent vote share.
Kapil Mishra was earlier with the AAP but was sacked from the party over differences with the top leaders such as Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Satyendra Jain. Mishra was shown the door by Kejriwal after he alleged corruption in the party. Kapil Misra was elected from Karawal Nagar assembly constituency, which falls under North East Delhi.
This time, Kapil Mishra was in a direct contest with Akhilesh Pati Tripathi, who had won this seat two times — 2013 and 2015. Before Tripathi, Kanwar Karan Singh of the Congress held this seat for 15 years — 1998, 2003 and 2008. Interestingly, the BJP finished second from this seat in all the five assembly elections that it has lost in the past. The saffron party had won this seat in 1993 when Chatri Lal Goel had defeated Kanwar Karan Singh by over 10,000 votes.