Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party registered a landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly Elections. Kejriwal will take oath as the CM for the third consecutive time likely on Valentine’s Day – February 14th, 2020.
Addressing the party workers, Kejriwal said, “Dilli walon ghazab kar diya aap logon ne! I love you.” While congratulating the workers, he said, “This is the beginning of a new kind of politics. This is a new sign.”
Kejriwal defeated Sunil Yadav of the BJP and Romesh Sabharwal of the Congress in New Delhi constituency where he had won convincingly in 2015 and 2013. He thanked Lord Hanuman and chanted “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” as he addressed his joyous supporters and party workers at the party headquarters in the city. “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 said.
Interestingly, the election results day turned to a big day for Kejriwal as his wife Sunita Kejriwal’s birthday falls today. Netizens wished her, who had campaigned extensively for her husband, on Twitter.
It may be mentioned that Kejriwal has an association with the special date, and this has been in notice since the 2013 Delhi Assembly Elections. The party, which was founded in 2012, contested in 2013 for the first time. But, that election threw a hung assembly and AAP formed government forging alliance with the Congress. But, on February 14th, 2014, Kejriwal resigned from CM’s post after AAP and Congress turned sour towards each other. Nearly after a year, the Election Commission of India conducted the Assembly Elections and AAP formed government for the second time.
In 2015, the historic Ramlila Maidan witnessed Kejriwal’s oath as the chief minister of Delhi on February 14th. A year later, Kejriwal took to Twitter and poured his heart out over the significance of the day.
In 2013, Kejriwal defeated the then CM Sheila Dikshit of the Congress by 25,864 votes while in 2015, he defeated Nupur Sharma of the BJP by a margin of 31,583 votes.
Accepting the peoples’ mandate in the Delhi elections, JP Nadda, who recently took over from Amit Shah as the Bharatiya Janata Party chief, on February 11th, 2020, said that the saffron party will play the role of constructive opposition.
Congratulating Arvind Kejriwal on his thumping victory, Nadda said, “Accepting this mandate, BJP will play the role of constructive opposition and will prominently raise every issue related to the development of the state.”
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