Arvind Kejriwal says “Need Centre’s cooperation, PM Narendra Modi’s blessings” after AAP unseats BJP in Delhi civic polls

Arvind Kejriwal said AAP wants to work with other parties to clean up Delhi.

New Delhi:

Arvind Kejriwal said he needed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s blessing and Center’s cooperation after his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won the civil office elections in Delhi today, ending 15 year of operation of the BJP.

“I love you too,” the Delhi Chief Minister said, thanking voters for his huge victory in the Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) elections as he addressed AAP workers.

The AAP’s victory gives it a “dual-engine” government for the first time in the capital, where it has been in power since 2015.

The party has accused the BJP of always obstructing them, using their government in the Center, Lieutenant Colonel Governor and civilian agency.

“We need the help of the central government. We need the aashirvad (blessing) of the Prime Minister and the Center,” said Mr. Kejriwal.

The big message from these polls, he said, is that people want politics to be constructive, not negative.

“I appeal to all parties and candidates – we have been passionate about politics up to this point. Now we must work together. We want the cooperation of the BJP and Congress. Together. each other, we will fix Delhi,” said the minister.

AAP defeated BJP by winning 134 seats, 8 seats higher than the majority of 250 seats. The BJP, which ran a high-profile election campaign involving Prime Minister Modi, seven ministers and other top leaders, won 104 seats. Parliament was reduced to 9 seats as its decline in Delhi continued.

This is the first time the AAP has defeated the BJP in any election.

“We work day and night to repair schools, we work day and night to repair hospitals, today they give us the responsibility to clean up Delhi, end corruption… Yes a lot of responsibility,” said Mr. Kejriwal.

He ended his speech with a warning. “Never become arrogant. Pride has brought down many great people. People can forgive your arrogance, but God never will,” he said.

Although the BJP has not been in power in Delhi for 24 years, their control over the MCD remains strong through Congress and the AAP governments. Even when the AAP won a record 67 out of 70 seats in the 2015 Delhi elections, the BJP, two years later, retained the MCD.


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