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Dedicate MCD Polls Victory to CRPF Jawans, Says Manoj Tiwari

It was a high-octane campaigning by the three major players and various other smaller parties and the voter turnout was 53.58 per cent, a shade higher than the 2012 MCD elections.

Aishwarya Kumar | News18.com@aishwaryak03

Updated:April 26, 2017, 12:30 PM IST
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Dedicate MCD Polls Victory to CRPF Jawans, Says Manoj Tiwari
BJP dedicates MCD elections 2017 victory to Sukma martyrs. (Photo/CNN-News18)
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New Delhi: With the BJP looking at a massive victory in all three corporations in the national capital, the party’s state president Manoj Tiwari said it would not celebrate the success in the wake of the Sukma attack.

“We’re happy with the results. People of Delhi have voted for change. But we will not be celebrating the victory. We lost 25 of our brave hearts in Chattisgarh; we must honor their sacrifice for the country,” said Tiwari.

Adding that the AAP has already conceded defeat. “Arvind Kejriwal must resign. The people of Delhi have clearly rejected his leadership,” he said.

Quizzed on what the party would bring to national capital’s corporations, which it has controlled for the last decade, he said cleanliness and sanitation were the biggest challenges it faced, which it would eventually ace.

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“The nation is moving forward with PM Narendra Modi. It’s the rise of a new sun for the capital,” he added.

Meanwhile, AAP has again raked up the issue of tampering with EVMs with minister Gopal Rai saying that the BJP's win in MCD elections 2017 can be attributed to EVM manipulation. AAP’s Ashutosh cemented his claims, adding that the BJP had ruined MCD in 10 years. “People’s verdict is supreme. But even the people are not aware of the EVM fraud.”

The elections, which witnessed a fierce battle of ballots among the ruling BJP, the Congress and the AAP, were held on Sunday and the results and are likely to have political ramifications beyond the national capital's borders.

It was a high-octane campaigning by the three major players and various other smaller parties and the voter turnout was 53.58 per cent, a shade higher than the 2012 MCD elections.

The verdict is expected to reshape the political equations in the country's power capital. The result could be an indicator on whether the sway of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP, which had stunned all by bagging 67 seats out of 70 in the Delhi Assembly polls, still holds.

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The Congress which was wiped out in the 2015 Assembly elections was hoping for a comeback this time, but by all indications its progress seemed marginal.

Kejriwal had on Monday warned of launching a "movement" if the BJP swept the polls as the exit polls predicted.

| Edited by: Swati Sharma
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