Amanatullah Khan (AAP) Election Result 2020 Live Coverage: Aam Aadmi Party’s sitting MLA Amanatullah Khan has won the Okhla seat by a record margin of over 91,000 votes. Khan defeated BJP’s Braham Singh and Congress’ Parvez Hashmi after trailing for initial few rounds of counting. Talking to reporters after the result, Amanatullah Khan described his triumph as the victory of AAP’s ‘workd’ over BJP’s divisive politics. “Dilli ki janta ne aaj BJP aur Amit Shah ji ko current lagane ka kaam kiya hai, ye kaam ki jeet huyi hai aur nafrat ki haar. Maine nahi, janta ne record toda hai,” news agency ANI quoted Khan, as saying.
Several exit polls had predicted that Khan will retain the seat. Okhla is a Muslim-dominated seat with the community forming over 40% of the population. Khan had announced that he will conduct a low-key poll campaign in support of the ongoing anti-CAA and anti-NRC protests. Ahead of the elections, Khan had allegedly made a provocative speech before the violence at Jamia Millia University on December 15. According to his claim, Jamia Millia University students were not involved in the violence instead several BJP, VHP and RSS workers were involved in the protest. Later, an FIR was filed against Khan for instigating violence through his social media posts.