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Arvind Kejriwal`s AAP wins Delhi staggering 67 seats

Arvind Kejriwal`s AAP wins Delhi staggering 67 seats

2015 Delhi Assembly election is something that the Bharatiya Janata Party will not forget in a long time. On February 10, Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party, which was formed a little over two years ago, decimated the BJP, winning a staggering 67 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly.

The BJP, on the other side, was left with mere three seats, with the Congress drawing a blank. BJP`s chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi lost from Krishna Nagar seat, considered a stronghold of the party.

Delhi Assembly elections was a high-pitched one, with charges and counter-charges being exchanged between the two main players, AAP and the BJP. While the BJP entered the political arena a bit late, AAP and its CM candidate, Kejriwal, had been campaigning in full swing in the national capital couple of months back.

They had been going door to door with a host of promise for the people, with Kejriwal repeatedly apologising to the people of the national capital for quitting the government in just 49 days. He addressed over 110 meetings in just two months, as per reports.

The AAP had won 28 seats in 2013 Delhi Assembly election and had formed the government with the support of the Congress. However, Kejriwal, who was the CM, quit the post in 49 days on the issue of the Lokpal Bill.

He had then fought the 2014 Lok Sabha polls against Narendra Modi from Varanasi which he subsequently lost. AAP had contested more than 400 seats in the General Elections but won only four. Later, Kejriwal was accused of leaving the CM post to fulfil the ambitions of becoming the PM of India.

Meanwhile, Delhi had been under President`s rule for the past one year. Now, with the humongous win today, life seems to have turned a full circle for AAP and his chief.

Having probably learnt from its past mistakes, AAP decided to focus on Delhi and not contest Haryana and Maharashtra elections, despite opposition from senior party leaders and workers from the two states.

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