New Delhi, February 11: While the entire focus was on the counting of votes for the Delhi assembly elections results 2020, some observed that the Election Commission and search engine Google gave different abbreviation for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) than the usual one. Election Commission's portal for live results of the Delhi polls mentioned the AAP as "AAAP" at some places. Similarly, Google also mentioned Arvind Kejriwal's party as "AAAP". How To Check Delhi Assembly Elections Results 2020 And Winner Names Live on Election Commission Website results.eci.gov.in.
The additional "A" in Aam Aadmi Party's abbreviated name left Twitterati and netizens wondering. Many pointed out that AAP was mentioned as "AAAP" on Election Commission's piechart for showing the percentage of votes recieved by various parties. The fact is "AAAP" is not a short form of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), but a code given to them by the Election Commission. Therefore, "AAAP" reflects on the Election Commission's website and Google.
Reactions to Mentioning of Aam Aadmi Party as "AAAP":
Which party is AAAP? Google fail. pic.twitter.com/mL9aiHXPgE
— lone_falcon (@R47060636) February 11, 2020
(EC still hasn't fixed the 'AAAP' thing on their website. 🧐) pic.twitter.com/OyggJmz81N
— Meghnad (@Memeghnad) February 11, 2020
— Anil Dagar (@dagaranil4) February 11, 2020
— Kashyap Lakkad (@kashyaplakkad) February 11, 2020
The matter of an extra "A" was earlier raised by AAP legislator Somnath Bharti last year when the Election Commission mentioned Kejriwal's party as "AAAP". Questioning the poll panel, Bharti had tweeted: @ECISVEEP what's wrong with you? In results on your website, you are showing AAP as AAAP (sic)." Responding to Bharti's query, the EC had said: "It's the code allotted to AAP."
Election Commission's Clarification For Usage of "AAAP" For Aam Aadmi Party:
It's the code alloted to AAP.
— Election Commission of India #SVEEP (@ECISVEEP) May 23, 2019
Meanwhile, counting of votes for the Delhi results was underway in the national capital. According to numbers available till 10:45 am on the EC website, the AAP was leading on 50 seats, whereas the BJP was ahead in 18 constituencies. Congress couldn't secure the lead on any seat.
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