BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Just as the exit polls had predicted, Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is poised to form the government in Delhi for a third time with 63 out of the 70 seats in its kitty. The BJP that carried out a high-voltage campaign in the capital may have to remain contended with 7 seats. The Congress once again drew a blank.
In the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections, AAP had won 67 seats and the BJP just 3. The Congress then too scored a duck.
As the trends showed a decisive victory for AAP, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing people from the AAP office said. “Dilli walon ghazab kar diya aap logon ne! I love you,” he said.
Kejriwal also thanked Lord Hanuman. “This is the day of Lord Hanuman who has blessed the people of Delhi. We pray that Hanuman Ji keeps showing the right path to us so that we continue to serve people for the next five years,” he added.
BJP leader Gautam Gambhir has accepted the defeat of the saffron party and congratulated Arvind Kejriwal and the people of Delhi. “We tried our best but, probably, we could not convince the people of the state. I hope Delhi develops under the chief ministership of Arvind Kejriwal,” the former Indian cricketer told news agency ANI.
Other senior political leaders congratulated AAP and Kejriwal on the win. Sharad Pawar took to Twitter and congratulated Kejriwal on the “sweeping victory”. “Congratulations to Shri. Arvind Kejariwal ji and Aam Admi Party workers for achieving a ‘Sweeping Victory’ in the Delhi Assembly Polls!@ArvindKejriwal @AamAadmiParty #DelhiElectionResults #DelhiPolls2020 #DelhiResults #DelhiElection2020,” Pawar tweeted.
Former finance minister P. Chidambaram said, “The people of Delhi, who are from all parts of India, have defeated the polarising, divisive and dangerous agenda of the BJP.”
The Delhi Assembly election was held on February 8.