Just like the exit polls had predicted, Aam Aadmi Party had reclaimed the power in Delhi winning over 63 seats (subject to change) out of the 70 seats in the assembly elections.
Though a little short from the number of seats it had won in 2015, people of Delhi have trusted AAP to rein the Union Territory towards progress for the next five years.
The election result also brings an end to the offensive and ill fought election campaign that Delhi had experienced over the last few months. Offensive language, anti-religion slogans, etc. formed much of the opposition’s campaign, which Delhiites surely didn’t appreciate returning them with a mere 7 seats (subject to change).
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Aam Aadmi Party’s victory signalled the victory of a “new kind of politics”. “People of Delhi have given a message that they will vote for schools, mohalla clinics, 24-hour electricity and free water. This is a great message for the country,” he said, addressing a huge crowd at the AAP office.
The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, who had a see-saw battle in his constituency, also has won by a margin of over 2,000 votes. Congress, once again, embarrassed itself and had to return with 0 seats.
A number of politicians cam forward to congratulate Kejriwal saying the mandate indicated that the BJP’s brand of politics has been rejected by Delhi.
“The BJP with all their might, money and agencies could not do anything. They have absolutely drowned, they have been pumelled. Across India, their empire is shrinking,” Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.
As far as the hub of Anti CAA protest, Okhla, is concerned, AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan is set to retain the same. Mocking BJP chief Amit Shah, he said “Okhla ki janta ne current laga diya, (the people of Okhla have given an electric shock)”.