67/70 for AAP; BJP 3,Congress fails to open an account
GN Bureau | February 10, 2015
The national capital is going the AAP way. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has taken a mammoth lead as trends poured in from the counting centre on Tuesday. The AAP made historic victory by getting 67 seats out of 70 assembly seats, while BJP could get only three seats. Congress failed to open its account.
By 2 pm the AAP was racing ahead with 67 seats, leaving BJP far behind. And the Congress was nowhere in the picture.
By 3:30 pm, results of 62 seats were declared out of which AAP had won 59 and the BJP could get only 3. By this time AAP was leading in remaining 8 seats.
At 5:30 pm, AAP won as many as 66 seats and was leading in one seat.
Meanwhile, in a major shock to the BJP, its CM candidate Kiran Bedi also lost from Krishna Nagar constituency.
I lose only when I do not give my 100% to d cause. I gave it all. My party & we will reflect on the causes of defeat! Best wishes for Delhi— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) February 10, 2015
AAP's Manish Sisodia won from Patparganj defeating BJP's Vinod Kumar Binny by over 24,000 votes.
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal won his New Delhi seat and is likely to take oath as Delhi chief minister on February 14.
Full marks to Arvind. Congratulations. Now take Delhi to the heights it belongs to. Make it a world class city..— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) February 10, 2015
Even if BJP gets less thn 7 seats we will give LOP to BJP. लोकतन्त्र स्वीकार से चलता है.— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) February 10, 2015
Exit polls had predicted on Saturday that the AAP led by Arvind Kejriwal was set to return to power, an outcome likely to have national ramifications. However, the results for the AAP may surpass even the most optimistic figures given by the exit polls.
Prime minister Narendra Modi congratulated AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for his landslide victory.
Spoke to @ArvindKejriwal & congratulated him on the win. Assured him Centre's complete support in the development of Delhi.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 10, 2015
Half a dozen exit polls said the AAP could bag between 31 and 53 seats in the assembly -- where 36 is the magic number -- after a closely fought election that saw a record turnout of 67.10%. Altogether 8.9 million of the city's 13.3 million-strong electorate cast their votes.
READ: Mamata and anti-BJP forces need not rejoice
All the very best Delhiites. Do pray. Prayers are v powerful.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 10, 2015
A defeat this magnitude for BJP in the national capital would harm Prime Minister Narendra Modi's chances of consolidating power in Parliament. He needs to win most of the state elections over the next four years to gain control of both Houses of Parliament to deliver on his promise of jobs and economic growth.
READ: Delhi poll tremors push markets down
The 2013 elections had thrown up a hung assembly, and the AAP (with 28 MLAs) formed a government with the outside support of eight Congress legislators.
Counting of votes began at 8am and the Election Commission said all results were expected to be in by 12.30pm.
My hearty congratulations to AAP for sweeping Delhi Elections. All the best @ArvindKejriwal the new CM— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) February 10, 2015
From obtaining an electricity connection to a driver`s licence, ration card, or old-age allowance, delivery of government schemes and services is an aspect of governance that impacts citizens at various points throughout their lives. The Haryana state government provides over 600 such schemes and services.
From Dependence to Self-Reliance: Mapping India’s Rise as a Global Superpower By Bimal Jalan Rupa Publications, 184 pages, Rs 695 Bimal Jalan, a former governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has been one of our finest commentators on econom
While many countries have been chasing to reach the carbon neutral status, only a few seem to be living up to their pledges as of now. The famous ’Paris Agreement’ of 2015 was glorified and celebrated that finally 196 countries have united with an intent to mitigate and reduce the greenhouse ga
The government this week announced the Tour of Duty or `Agnipath` scheme for the recruitment of soldiers in the armed forces. Under this scheme new soldiers will be recruited only for four years. This radical and far-reaching scheme has attracted mixed reactions from various quarters. While some officials
UPI has become an integral part of our daily lives now. We use it to buy groceries, we use it to send money to friends and family, we use it to purchase tickets, book shows, pay the cab driver, and a whole host of other things due to the ease and availability of such a platform at our fingertips. The best
Scorching Love: Letters from Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to his son, Devadas By Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Tridip Suhrud Oxford University Press, 528 page, Rs 1495 Gandhi’s era happened to be an era when letter-writing was a primary mode of communica