Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Photo Credit: File/PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated the Aam Aadmi Party and its chief Arvind Kejriwal for the thumping victory in the Delhi Assembly elections. The prime minister also extended his best wishes to Kejriwal in fullfilling the aspirations of the people of Delhi. "Congratulations to AAP and Shri Arvind Kejriwal Ji for the victory in the Delhi Assembly Elections. Wishing them the very best in fulfilling the aspirations of the people of Delhi," PM Modi wrote on Twitter.
Reacting to Modi's tweet, Kejriwal thanked him for the wishes and said that he would closely work with the Centre to make Delhi a world class city. "Thank u so much sir. I look forward to working closely wid Centre to make our capital city into a truly world class city," Kejriwal responded.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party is on course for a resounding victory in the Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 to retain power for a third term on Tuesday. 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.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers went into celebratory mode at the party headquarters on Tuesday as trends showed the party was set for a massive victory. A total of 672 candidates, including 593 men and 79 women, were in the fray for the hotly contested, often divisive polls with the anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh occupying centrestage towards the end of the campaign.
The elections in the national capital took place in the midst of massive protests in the city and elsewhere over the new citizenship law, the National Register of Citizens and the National Population Register. The BJP faced charges of carrying out a "divisive" campaign to polarise the voters by consistently highlighting the over 50-day demonstration by a group of women in Shaheen Bagh area. While BJP's campaign focused on national security issues, the AAP mainly focused on its achievements in the fields of education, healthcare and infrastructure.