India, May 21 -- It was a keenly watched contest here, as three-time chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit was pitted against sitting Bharatiya Janata Party member of Parliament and Bhojpuri actor-singer Manoj Tiwari and Aam Aadmi Party's Purvanchali leader Dilip Pandey.

Haji Ishaq Malik (87), a social worker and resident of Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, said that this time it was about choosing a party which "can be a better alternative to the BJP". "People are very happy with the work done by the AAP. But Dikshit's entry had changed the situation on ground, as she had done a lot of work during her tenure as Delhi's CM," he said.

The densely-populated constituency with 2.28 million electorate - the second highest in Delhi - has the highest popu...