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AAP Defeats 'World's Biggest Party' in MCD Polls, Kejriwal Says Need Support from Both BJP & Cong Now

By: News Desk

Edited By: Sanstuti Nath

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Last Updated: December 07, 2022, 15:18 IST

New Delhi, India

The Congress has managed to bag seven seats so far, while independent candidates have managed to skate claims on three seats (Image: PTI)

The Congress has managed to bag seven seats so far, while independent candidates have managed to skate claims on three seats (Image: PTI)

The saffron party, which had so far bucked the trend predicted by various exit polls, emerged victorious on 99 seats till now

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday dislodged Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to win the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections by crossing the majority mark of 126, according to results declared by the State Election Commission (SEC).

The saffron party, which had so far bucked the trend predicted by various exit polls, emerged victorious on 99 seats till now. The Congress has managed to bag seven seats so far, while independent candidates have managed to skate claims on three seats.

AAP’s national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed the media from the party office, where celebrations are underway. Kejriwal thanked the people of Delhi for the ‘grand victory’ and said, “now all of us together have to make Delhi clean and beautiful."

“I want the cooperation of the BJP & Congress to work for Delhi now. I appeal to the Centre and ask for PM’s blessings to make Delhi better. We have to make MCD corruption-free. Today, the people of Delhi have given a message to the entire nation," he added.

Meanwhile, expressing gratitude towards the people of Delhi for making the party victorious in the civic polls, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister and senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia took a dig at BJP and said, the world’s biggest and most negative party has been defeated.

“Heartfelt gratitude to the people of Delhi for trusting the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi MCD. By defeating the world’s biggest and most negative party, the people of Delhi have elected staunch, honest and working Arvind Kejriwal. For us, it is not just a victory but a big responsibility," Sisodia tweeted.

Party MP Sanjay Singh also slammed BJP-led Central government for delaying the civic polls in Delhi. Tweeting an old video of Home Minister Amit Shah challenging AAP to win the polls during a speech in Parliament, Singh wrote: “Home Minister Amit Shah Ji challenged in the Parliament of the country with great arrogance. The people of Delhi have given their verdict Sir. BJP rule of 15 years in MCD ends."

Delhi’s Environment Minister Gopal Rai also congratulated Delhiites for AAP’s victory in MCD polls and said the party is committed to making Delhi “clean and beautiful".

Earlier, addressing the media, party MP Raghav Chadha also hit out at the BJP for its “dirty politics".

“The BJP has got a befitting reply from the people of Delhi. People have voted for the party that works for development. Delhi has wiped out the ‘keechad’ (mud) that the BJP tried to throw at Arvind Kejriwal. We will clean the garbage that the BJP has spread. We will transform Delhi into the most beautiful city in the world," Chadha said.

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first published:December 07, 2022, 14:41 IST
last updated:December 07, 2022, 15:18 IST
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