Arvind Kejriwal thanks voters and ordered party members not to become arrogant

Delhi(web team): After a landslide victory in the Delhi assembly polls, AAP chief chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that this win is very scary. He said, “The kind of support people of Delhi have given us, I would like to tell all workers and MLAs not be arrogant.” In a near-sweep, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday decimated BJP and Congress by recorded a landslide victory and is set to secure 66 of the 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections, halting the the Modi juggernaut in its tracks.

The AAP has already won 12 seats and is leading in 54 seats as the counting of votes progressed and is set win more than 90 % of the seats, a feat achieved only twice before in Sikkim and Bihar.

Addressing media, Arvind Kejriwal said, “Don’t get arrogant, Congress and BJP were defeated because of arrogance. I appeal to all my MLAs and our workers, do not be arrogant at all. Delhi will also punish the party after 5 years if it becomes arrogant.”

Kejriwal said, “We have to work together for Delhi, I alone cannot do anything. I am a very small person (Mai bahut chhota admi hun). I am sure together with the people we can make Delhi a place of which everyone will be proud.”

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He further added, “It is a victory of truth. We will always walk the path of truth. People of Delhi have achieved something spectacular and I salute them.”

Halting the Narendra Modi juggernaut, the Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) was today headed for a landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly elections in a sweep that pulverised the BJP and decimated the Congress.

In 2013 polls, AAP had got 28 seats, BJP 31 and Congress in eight seats.

Kejriwal had formed a short-lived government with Congress support and resigned after 49 days on the issue of Lokpal Bill.

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The defeat for BJP was all the more bitter because it had won all the seven Lok Sabha seats in the last year’s general elections. The party’s gamble of making Bedi its Chief Ministerial candidate back fired.

Kejriwal thanked Modi for his greetings and said he would like to meet him soon to discuss issues related to Delhi. He told the Prime Minister that he will need the Centre’s help.

Expressing happiness over the party’s performance, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said, “it was not just under class, but the middle class also voted for AAP. The (Narendra Modi) juggernaut seems to have halted at least for now.”

Reacting to the election trends, BJP said the polls were a referendum on Kejriwal and it should not be linked to the performance of Narendra Modi government.

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