Delhi Assembly Election Result 2020 Highlights: With the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) winning a hat-trick in the national capital, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the victory “belongs to every family who chose their son”. “Dilli walo, ghazab kar diya aaap logon ne. (Delhi, you did wonders) Delhi, I love you!” he said.
Reactions started pouring in for the AAP’s feat, with many BJP leaders associating the party’s victory with “freebies”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi congratulated chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and the latter said he was looking forward to work together with the Centre to make Delhi a “world class city”. The AAP has won 62 seats in the 70 member House. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which has claimed 8 seats and the Congress, which could not even open its account, have conceded defeat in the Delhi Assembly elections.
Taking a resolve to rebuild and revive the party at the grassroots level in the national capital, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “People’s mandate is against us, we accept it. We have resolved to revive and rebuild the party.” Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra said, “Attempts to polarise were made by both parties (BJP and AAP) and they were successful to an extent.”
On the other hand, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said, “We fought on topics related to Delhi. We asked questions about electricity, safe drinking water, free WiFi. But our competitors raised different topics to divert voters. The counting is still underway. Let’s see.”