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Delhi Assembly Election Result 2020: 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.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 11, 2020 10:54:28 pm
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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.

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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.”

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    21:01 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    My future role party's internal matter: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari

    Taking full responsibility of his party's poor show in the Delhi Assembly polls, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday said his future role in the party is an internal matter. Tiwari, who led the Delhi BJP through its impressive victories in civic body polls in 2017 and Lok Sabha elections last year, failed to pass the test of fire as his party suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) managing to win just eight of the 70 assembly seats.
    On being asked if he considered stepping down after the BJP's defeat in the assembly polls, he said, "It is an internal party matter. I will let you know if anything like that happens." (PTI)

    19:46 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    AAP won Delhi polls due to freebies, says BJP's Vijayvargiya

    BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Tuesday said "freebies" given out by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led to its massive victory in the Delhi
    Assembly polls. The BJP is headed for a crushing defeat at the hands of the ruling AAP in the Delhi polls with trends showing the Arvind Kejriwal-led party well on its way to win more than 60 seats in the 70-member Legislative Assembly.

    Talking to reporters here about the Delhi poll outcome, Vijayvargiya said, "The issue was about freebies. Kejriwal will say from where the issue of development came into the elections? Freebies announced, especially during the last six months, in Delhi have had an impact on these elections."

    19:00 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Kejriwal replies to Modi: Looking forward to work with Centre to make Delhi a world class city

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had congratulated him and the Aam Aadmi Party for a triumphant comeback in the Delhi Assembly election result. 

    "Thank you so much sir. I look forward to working closely with the Centre to make our capital city into a truly world class city," he tweeted.

    18:36 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    PM Modi congratulates AAP for Delhi poll win

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates the Aam Aadmi Party and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for the party's win in the Delhi Assembly elections.

    "Congratulations to AAP and Shri Arvind Kejriwal Ji for the victory in the Delhi Assembly Elections. Wishing them the very best in fulfilling the aspirations of the people of Delhi."

    18:22 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Congratulations to my old party: Yashwant Sinha's jibe at BJP

    Taking a swipe at the BJP for increasing its tally from 3 to 8 seats in the Delhi Assembly election results, former union minister Yashwant Sinha congratulated the party. "Congratulations to my old party. They have more than doubled their tally in Delhi state assembly elections. Sterling performance," he said. 

    18:06 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Rahul Gandhi congratulates AAP, Kejriwal

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi congratulated the Aam Aadmi Party and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on the party’s win.

    17:38 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal reaches Hanuman temple

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal reaches Hanuman Temple at Cannaught Place to offer prayers after results of the Delhi Assembly election showed a triumphant return of the party in the national capital.

    17:17 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Not suprising: Sandeep Dikshit on Congress loss

    Sandeep Dikshit, Congress:  "Congress' performance is not surprising. We were nowhere there. We tried to showcase the work done by Sheila ji but it was done really late because unfortunately Subhash Chopra ji was given the responsibility really late."

    16:55 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    BJP's Vijender Gupta wins Rohini seat

    BJP has secured the second seat in Delhi. BJP's Vijender Gupta won the Rohini seat by a margin of over 12000. He defeated AAP's Rajesh Nama Bansiwala

    16:52 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    We were zero earlier, are zero now, so it's a BJP defeat not ours: Cong leader

    Congress leader and Punjab cabinet minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Tuesday said his party was not defeated in the Delhi election as its tally remained at zero like in 2015, and so it was the BJP's loss. "We were zero earlier, and this time too we are zero. So it's not our defeat. It's a defeat for the BJP," he told mediapersons , referring to the election trends which gave the Congress no seat in the Delhi assembly election.

    16:46 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Compared to 2015, our winning percentage has increased: BJP's Manoj Tiwari

    Manoj Tiwari, Delhi BJP chief: "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 people of Delhi and congratulate Arvind Kejriwal. I hope he will perform well as per the expectations of the people. We couldn't perform well, we will evaluate this. Sometimes we get discouraged when results are not as per our expectations but I would like to tell our workers to not be disheartened...Compared to 2015 our winning percentage has increased."

    Delhi BJP State President Manoj Tiwari at his residence on Tuesday (Express photo by Abhinav Saha)

    16:45 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    BJP president JP Nadda: Will play our role of constructive criticism

    BJP chief JP Nadda: "BJP accepts the mandate of the people. We will play our role as a constructive opposition and raise public issues in the assembly. I congratulate Arvind Kejriwal, his party and hope that his govt will work for the development of the state."

    16:17 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    AAP's Delhi win a victory of freebies: BJP's Anil Vij

    Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday described the AAP win in the Delhi Assembly elections as a victory of freebies. The BJP leader took to Twitter as trends indicated that the Aam Aadmi Party would sweep the Delhi polls. "Delhi ke chunaav mein muddhay haar gaye, muftkhori jeet gai (in the Delhi elections, issues lost, freebies won)," he wrote on his Twitter handle.

    16:13 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Tejashwi Yadav: Mandate shows people will vote on development

    RJD's Tejashwi Yadav after results showed victory for the Aam Aadmi Party: "I congratulate Arvind Kejriwal. The mandate given by the people of Delhi has shown that they will vote on work and development."

    16:11 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwaro concedes defeat

    Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari conceded defeat in the Delhi Assembly Election with the Aam Aam Aadmi party leading in 63 seats and the BJP in only 7. Tiwari had earlier asserted that his party will win more than 45 seats in the 70-member Assembly and form the government.

    16:08 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Don't be under the impression that we will change our stance on CAA and Shaheen Bagh: BJP's Kapil Mishra

    BJP's Kapil Mishra, who lost from Model Town constituency seat in Delhi, said he still stands by his statement on anti-CAA protesters and Shaheen Bagh, the hotbed of protests in the national capital. "Don't be under the impression that we will change our stance on CAA and Shaheen Bagh," he said responding to a tweet.

    15:57 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Befitting reply to BJP's arrogance: NCP's Sharad Pawar

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said the results of Delhi assembly elections were as expected and the public voted on development issues while rejected the communal agenda. "The Delhi result is a befitting reply to the arrogance. The trend of defeat seems not to end for (BJP)," he said. Pawar said it is now our responsibility to provide a common minimum program to public so that they will reject the BJP.

    15:56 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    In pics: Delhi CM after election result

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal met his supporters at the Aam Aadmi Party headquarters in Delhi after results showed a comfortable majority of the party for the third consecutive time in the national capital.

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, family and party leaders greet supporters after election victory at the AAP HQ in New Delhi. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, family and party leaders greet supporters after election victory at the AAP HQ in New Delhi. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal) 

    15:41 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Delhi, I love you!: Kejriwal

    Thanking Delhi for its mandate assuring the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party a third consecutive term in the national capital, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said "it is the victory of every family in Delhi who chose me as their son." "Dilli walo, ghazab kar diya aaap logon ne. (Delhi, you did wonders) Delhi, I love you!" he said.

    "The people of Delhi have given birth to a new kind of politics today. It is the politics of work. The message from Delhi is - votes will go to the one building schools, providing affordable healthcare. This is a good message for the country and this politics shall ensure India's progress. This is he the triumph of the entire country. Today's Tuesday, Hanumanji Ka din, Hanumanji has showered his blessings on Delhi. My family has supported me as well. Today it's my wife's birthday as well," he said. 

    15:31 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Country will be run by 'Jan ki baat', not 'Mann ki baat': Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

    Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Delhi election result: "I congratulate Arvind Kejriwal and the people of Delhi for AAP's victory in Delhi polls. People have shown that the country will be run by 'Jan Ki Baat', not 'Mann Ki Baat'. BJP called Kejriwal a terrorist but couldn't defeat him," he said. 

    15:25 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    AAP: Hatred brigade defeated by Arvind Kejriwal, people of Delhi

    AAP Delhi convenor Gopal Rai: "The hatred brigade, Amit Shah, his unconstitutional politics, have been defeated by Arvind Kejriwal, and the people of Delhi today. "Jab jab nafrat aur mohabbat ki jang hui hai, nafrat hari hai (In every battle between love and hate, the hate always loses)" 

    15:22 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Manish Sisodia holds rally after win from Patparganj

    Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia won the Patparganj seat in East Delhi after a tough fight against BJP's Ravinder Singh Negi. After trailing initially, Sisodia wrested the seat in final rounds of counting.

    15:21 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    BJP's Tajinder Bagga concedes defeat, congratulates AAP

    BJP's Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga has conceded defeat from his Hari Nagar constituency. Taking to Twitter, Bagga congratulated the Aam Aadmi Party for its imminent win in the national capital 

    15:16 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    'Janta malik hai': Nitish Kumar on Delhi election result

    "Janta malik hai (The citizens are masters)," Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said as results of the Delhi Assembly elections showed a clean sweep by the Aam Aadmi Party with the BJP, the JD(U)'s ally, leading in only 8 out of 70 seats. 

    The JD(U), of which Kumar is the national president, had also contested two assembly segments in Delhi Burari and Sangam Vihar - and is trailing in both by huge margins.

    15:05 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    BJP is slowly becoming stateless, says Mamata Banerjee

    With Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) looking to win a hat trick in the national capital, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday took a swipe at the BJP, saying the party is "slowly becoming stateless." Addressing a rally in Bankura, she said one state after another was slipping out of the BJP's grip, and the party would soon lose all states under its control.

    "The BJP tortured students and women in Delhi. The party got a befitting reply in Delhi assembly polls. It will face similar results in 2021 assembly polls in Bengal. Only development initiatives will click (with people), CAA, NRC and NPR will be rejected," she said. 

    14:28 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Atishi wins from Kalkaji; Manish Sisodia leads by 656 votes in Patparganj

    Manish Sisodia leading by 656 votes in Patparganj after round 11. Sisodia has 54,286 votes, while BJP's Negi has 53,630 votes. 

    14:23 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Delhi election results 2020: What Congress needs to do if it hopes to play a role in Delhi politics again

    Though its tally remains zero, the Congress, which won 9.65 per cent of the vote share in the 2015 Assembly elections, stood at 4.24 per cent at 1.30 pm on Tuesday. For the party’s state unit, which was faced with infighting through the past month, one thing is clear: Running a campaign based solely on highlighting former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s achievements had no impact on voters, who want to look ahead, not to the past. The party, which had finished second in Delhi during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, had little to offer this time except criticism of AAP and BJP. The road ahead for the party will need more than just introspection. Read more here

    At the Congress headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Express Photo: Praveen Khanna)
    14:17 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    BJP fought elections on development of Delhi: BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain

    "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," BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain told reporters. Earlier this week, Hussain was part of The Indian Express' Idea Exchange program. He spoke about Shaheen Bagh protests, statements made by BJP leaders during the campaign, among other things. Have a look at what he had to say

    14:06 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Delhi election results: Sharad Pawar congratulates AAP for a 'sweeping victory'

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar congratulated the Aam Aadmi Party and its convenor Arvind Kejriwal as trends after 11 rounds of counting for Delhi elections suggested a return to power by the ruling party.

    Taking to Twitter, Pawar said, "Congratulations to Shri. Arvind Kejariwal ji and Aam Admi Party workers for achieving a 'Sweeping Victory' in the Delhi Assembly Polls!"

    14:00 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Delhi has defeated polarising, divisive and dangerous agenda of the BJP: P Chidambaram

    Congress leader P Chidambaram said the people of Delhi have defeated the polarising, divisive and dangerous agenda of the BJP. "AAP won, bluff and bluster lost. The people of Delhi, who are from all parts of India, have defeated the polarising, divisive and dangerous agenda of the BJP. I salute the people of Delhi who have set an example to other states that will hold their elections in 2021 and 2022," he tweeted.

    13:51 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Parvesh Verma concedes defeat, says BJP will work hard for next elections

    BJP MP Parvesh Verma accepted BJP's defeat and said the party will work hard for next elections. "I accept the result. We will work hard and give a better performance in the next elections. If this election would have been on Education and Development, then Education Minister (Manish Sisodia) would not have been trailing."

    BJP MP Parvesh Verma. (ANI)
    13:27 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    People of Delhi have given a current to BJP and Amit Shah: AAP Amanatullah Khan

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Okhla candidate Amanatullah Khan says, "Dilli ki janta ne aaj BJP aur Amit Shah ji ko current lagane ka kaam kiya hai, ye kaam ki jeet huyi hai aur nafrat ki haar. Maine nahi, janta ne record( his lead margin) toda hai. (People of Delhi have given a current to BJP and Amit Shah. This is the victory of work and defeat of hatred)."

    Amanatullah Khan. (ANI)
    13:20 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal, AAP leaders with Prashant Kishor at party office

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders at party office. Political Strategist Prashant Kishor also present. AAP is leading on 58 seats as per official EC trends.

    13:16 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    These are the seats where BJP is leading

    Among the 13 seats BJP is leading, the saffron party has gained Bawana, Krishna Nagar, Karawal Nagar, Kirari, Shahdara, Tri Nagar, Ghonda, Patparganj, Rohtas Nagar, Shalimar Bagh. As per recent trends, BJP has held on to Mustafabad, where sitting MLA Jagdish Pradhan is leading by over 25,000 votes, and Vishwas Nagar, where OP Sharma is leading by over 9,000 votes. After trailing in Rohini for the past hour, BJP’s Vijender Gupta is ahead by 2000 votes.

    13:15 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Gautam Gambhir congratulates Kejriwal, says could not convince the people of Delhi

    Conceding BJP's defeat in Delhi assembly elections, former cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir said, "We accept Delhi election results and congratulate Arvind Kejriwal and the people of Delhi. We tried our best but, probably, we could not convince the people of the state. I hope Delhi develops under the chief ministership of Arvind Kejriwal."

    13:11 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Only development will work, CAA, NRC and NPR will be rejected: Mamata Banerjee

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Delhi election results: I have congratulated Arvind Kejriwal. People have rejected BJP. Only development will work, CAA, NRC and NPR will be rejected.

    13:09 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    This is clear vindication that development trumps communal politics: Mk Stalin on Delhi results

    DMK president MK Stalin also congratulated Arvind Kejriwal for the  huge victory. "I congratulate @ArvindKejriwal and @AamAadmiParty for forming government yet again in Delhi, on a massive mandate. This is clear vindication that development trumps communal politics. Federal rights and regional aspirations must be strengthened in the interest of our country."

    13:05 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Kanimozhi congratulates Kejriwal: A resounding NO to the 'politics of hate'

    DMK leader Kanimozhi took to Twitter to congratulate Arvind Kejriwal. 'A resounding NO to the 'politics of hate'.Congratulations to @ArvindKejriwal and @AamAadmiPartyfor this huge victory.

    13:01 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Delhi election results 2020: Sharmistha Mukherjee blames delay in decision-making at the top, lack of strategy for Congress rout

    Delhi Mahila Congress chief Sharmistha Mukherjee Tuesday attributed the party’s rout in the Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 to the inordinate delay in decision-making at the top, lack of strategy and unity at the state level, demotivation among party workers and lack of grassroots connect. Sharmistha, the daughter of former president Pranab Mukherjee, said she took responsibility for the defeat as she was “part of the system”. READ MORE


    Delhi Mahila Congress chief Sharmistha Mukherjee. (Express File Photo: Amit Mehra)
    13:00 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Hindustan jeet Gaya, says AAP leader Sanjay SIngh

    AAP leader Sanjay Singh says, "People of Delhi have handed over a huge majority to their son. We are headed for a landslide. As of now, we are leading in 58 seats, but the number is set to rise. Your son was called a "terrorist". Arvind Kejriwal was pained by the slur. It was said it's an India Pakistan match. Hindustan jeet Gaya!"

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    Delhi Assembly Election Results 2020 Reactions Highlights:

    The past month had seen two very different campaigns run by the AAP and BJP — with the former asking people to vote on the basis of its work, and the latter focusing its campaign around Shaheen Bagh, where protests against the new citizenship law have been on for almost two months now.

    The BJP won all the seven seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, the AAP’s national ambitions have had a reality check, and the Congress is out of the picture even after having fallen back on Dikshit’s legacy in a desperate bid to save its face. However, there is another change, slow but steady, that makes this a battle that could decide the country’s politics. The AAP has dug its heels in, seeking to make the Capital campaign about performance, and showcasing its undeniable work in the field of education and health. The BJP is no longer talking of vikas but, to uproot 51-year-old Kejriwal, has resorted to its time-tested Hindutva strategy, with the added sting of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, led by a battery of top leaders.

    In an interview to The Indian Express, the CM said the BJP was raising Shaheen Bagh as it had no work to show, including in the Delhi municipal corporations it has governed for over 12 years.

    Several party leaders, including Kejriwal, say AAP has created a new idiom for voters, giving them the option of choosing work over everything else. “It is a new kind of politics of schools, hospitals, power and water. No one has ever spoken about it,” Kejriwal told The Indian Express in his interview.

    The February 11 results may well decide which of those two strands wins out — and which is adopted by the two parties and others going forward.

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