New Delhi: Cricketer Gautam Gambhir who is making his electoral debut after joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by contesting Lok Sabha elections from East Delhi constituency is maintaining a huge lead of over 3.05 lakh votes.     

According to the Election Commission website, Gambir has got 4.61 lakh votes which are almost 53.22 % vote. His nearest completion is Congress veteran leader Arvinder Singh Lovely who has not even managed to get half the vote that Gambhir has got. Lovely’s vote share is 26.66 % and so far has got 2.22 lakh vote.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which had huge hopes from its east Delhi candidate Atishi had to face a significant setback as she has got 1.56 lakh vote which is just 18% of vote share.

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The result from East Delhi is worrying for both the Congress and the AAP as to take on Narendra Modi led BJP they were looking for a coalition which failed to materialise. But their combined vote share falls shorts of the number of votes that Gambhir alone has got in east Delhi constituency. The final Lok Sabha election result will be announced later in the day.