Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal. (Image Courtesy: ANI)

On Tuesday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) registered a landslide victory in the Delhi assembly elections for the third time.

AAP won 62 seats in the 70-member assembly, five seats short of its 2015 tally when it had won 67 seats. The BJP won eight seats, five more than its tally in the previous election. The Congress, which had failed to win a seat in the last election also, saw a major drop in its vote percentage.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his wishes to the Delhi Chief Minister for the landslide victory.

Taking to Twitter, the PM has said that he hopes Kejriwal will fulfil the aspirations of the people. Soon after the tweet, Delhi CM Kejriwal also thanked the PM. He said that he is looking forward to working closely with Centre to make the national capital into “world-class city.”

Arvind Kejriwal won his New Delhi seat by 21,697 votes against his BJP rival Sunil Kumar Yadav. He termed AAP’s victory in Delhi as a win for the people who consider him as their son.

“I thank people of Delhi for reposing their faith in AAP for the third time. This is the victory of the people who consider me as their son and voted for us. This is the beginning of a new kind of politics. This is a new sign,” Kejriwal said at the AAP office.

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari also congratulated Kejriwal and expressed gratitude towards the BJP party workers for their hard work in the run-up to the polls.

“I thank the people of Delhi. I thank our party workers for their hard work. They have done a lot. I accept the mandate of the people of Delhi and congratulate Arvind Kejriwal. I hope that he will perform well as per the expectations of the people.”


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