New Delhi: Barely two years after the Aam Aadmi Party, led by Arvind Kejriwal, registered a record-breaking victory in Delhi Assembly elections, the results of polls to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi ( MCD) have served a major blow to the party’s quest to wrest control of the Delhi civic body. The BJP, which has been ruling the MCD for 10 years, successfully fought anti-incumbency and allegations of corruption with a slick election campaign to win a third straight term by a huge margin.
The AAP was quick to blame ‘faulty EVMs’ for the party’s loss, alleging it was an “EVM wave and not a Modi wave”. Twitter, as usual, was unsparing in criticism of Arvind Kejriwal and the AAP for squarely blaming EVMs for the loss. Here’s a look:
Sequence of events 😂🙌 #MCDresults pic.twitter.com/gkpjAnkcrn — Sagnik Mishra (@Sangy_Sagnik) April 26, 2017
Breaking News: Arvind Kejriwal accepts complete responsibility for all the seats AAP won today for Rest he blamed EVMs — Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) April 26, 2017
Shri @ArvindKejriwal after #MCDresults 😂😜😂 pic.twitter.com/s7IZnDi1pt — maithun HMP (@Being_Humor) April 26, 2017
AAPs performance since 2015 summarized: #MCDresults #आप_साफ़ #MCDElectionResults2017 pic.twitter.com/PxR7h3SdlA — Alok Shinde (@AlokSShinde) April 26, 2017
Dear @ArvindKejriwal be humble your audacity will throw you out of politics #MCDresults — durgaprasad (@santdurga) April 26, 2017