BJP party workers gathered at Vardhan's E-8A/14, Krishna Nagar residence in East Delhi, as trends indicated an early lead in an otherwise three-way contest with the incumbent Congress heading towards a debacle.

Athough Vardhan did not come out of his two-storeyed house, supporters burst crackers, shouted slogans and distributed sweets outside his residence.

An aide said that the BJP leader was watching television and seeing the poll results.

Trends also showed that Vardhan is heading towards a straight fifth term win from the Krishna Nagar constituency.

Vardhan was leading with 26,384, while his Congress rival VK Monga, also a doctor, was at 11,766.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Ishrat Ali Ansari got 7,448 votes. As per the trends, the BJP was leading in 32 constituencies, whereas the AAP is all set for spectacular debut with leads on 25 seats.

The ruling Congress was ahead in just nine.

(Agencies)

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