New Delhi, Feb.10 (Telemedia) : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has yet created another history by sweeping the mid-term poll in the capital city of New Delhi winning 67 seats out of 70 assembly seats in the recently held elections. The counting which began at 8 am in the morning today ended by noon. The official announcement came late in the evening. But the trend has shown right from the beginning of the counting that the AAP was in the lead. The jubilations at AAP office began right from 11.30 in morning. Thousands of party workers thronged the Delhi streets celebrating the victory. BJP and Congress was crushed completely by the Delhi electorates giving 3 seats to BJP and none to Congress.
Though all the pre-poll surveys predicted the victory of AAP, but it went beyond expectations of everyone by winning 66 seats . This is something mind boggling for even an experienced political pundits in the country. The ace television journalist Rajadeep Sardesai was hard saying that ‘We have only predicted 46 for AAP. But it won 67 which is mind boggling. I am not finding words to explain. I think we need to invent a ‘new word’ to explain this victory. It was never in the history. Not even in the case of NTR in Andhra Pradesh, Nitish Kumar in Bihar, Mamatha Benerjee in Bengal and Assam Ghana Parishad (AGP) in Assam’.
The BJP’s CM candidate Kiran Bedi was defeated. She left the counting center soon after the results started pouring in favour of AAP. She, however, gave full marks to Kejriwal and urged him to take Delhi to new heights while wishing him all the best. Congress party which was pathetically crushed beyond recognition experienced another set back soon after the result was out with party workers staging dharna in front of their party office demanding Priyanka Gandhi to take over the Congress. They started shouting as ‘Priyanka laawo …Congress Bachaa wo’.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Kejriwal for a cup of tea.