Raghav Chadha said the mandate has shown that that "work is true nationalism" (Photo Credit: PTI File)
Raghav Chadha of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) beat Sardar RP Singh of BJP by 20,058 votes to win the Rajinder Nagar assembly seat on Tuesday. One of AAP's prominent faces in the election, Raghav Chadha said the mandate has shown that that "work is true nationalism".
"Mangalwar ko Bajrang Bali ne maza chakha diya (Lord Hanuman taught a lesson to BJP on Tuesday)," he told reporters.
"Delhi's citizens have proved today that what Arvind Kejriwal did in the last five years was true nationalism. Delhi's voters have proved that Kejriwal is a true patriot. They have given their mandate to Kejriwal's model of governance. We will serve the people of Delhi more than we did in the last five years," he added.
Raghav Chadha is the member of the National Executive Committee and in-charge of the Litigation Affairs department of the party. He was part of the 2011 anti-corruption movement, who later joined the party in 2012 under the helm of Arvind Kejriwal. Raghav also contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, suffering defeat at the hands of BJP's Ramesh Bidhuri.
Rajinder Nagar is a Punjabi community-dominated seat situated in central Delhi.
Arvind Kejriwal is set to return as chief minister for the third time as trends showed the party was set for a massive victory in the Delhi Assembly Elections 2020. The AAP was leading in 63 seats, the BJP in seven constituencies while the Congress drew a blank in the 70-member assembly, according to the latest tally.