BBC News – Delhi election: Arvind Kejriwal’s party routs Modi’s BJP

An anti-corruption party has won a stunning victory in the Delhi state elections in a huge setback for India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Leader of the Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man's Party, Arvind Kejriwal waves to the crowd as his party looks set for a landslide party in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

The BJP admitted defeat after Arvind Kejriwal‘s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 67 of the 70 assembly seats.

Mr Modi congratulated the AAP leader, whose career seemed doomed a year ago when he quit as Delhi’s chief minister over a crucial anti-corruption bill.

It is the BJP’s first setback since it triumphed in the 2014 general election.

Correspondents say the win marks a remarkable comeback for Arvind Kejriwal, a former tax inspector.

His party was routed by the BJP in last May’s general elections, months after the AAP made a spectacular debut in the 2013 Delhi elections.

Mr Modi has enjoyed huge popularity since taking office last year, winning a string of local elections and wooing international investors and world leaders.

Final results gave Mr Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) just three seats. India’s main opposition Congress party failed to win even a single seat.

via BBC News – Delhi election: Arvind Kejriwal’s party routs Modi’s BJP.

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One Comment to “BBC News – Delhi election: Arvind Kejriwal’s party routs Modi’s BJP”

  1. Delhi election: Arvind Kejriwal’s party routs Modi’s BJP—-is somewhat surprising but welcome news!

    Surprising because Modi Magic has not worked with Delhi voters.
    Originally I come from Delhi, I will not even guess What is the reason behind BJP,s defeat in the capital?. It appears that voters certainly know.

    Welcome news because it shows ” Democratic System” in action,

    All in all –A Remarkable Result for Delhiwallas.

    I am sure Mr Modi will draw some lessons from this defeat.

    PS: What about the Congress Party? It appears that their best days are behind them!

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