Despite so many speculations and dissenting ballyhoo, AAP Party witnessed a unanimous win through the hearts and votes of the Delhiites in the 2020 Delhi Assembly elections where they re-elected Arwind Kejriwal as their Chief Minister for another term. It will be too early to conclude if the positive voting for the party was the effect of free water and electricity schemes or the anti-CAA protest witnessed at Shaheen Bagh; the party received a clear win with a massive mandate on the majority of seats in the assembly.
Arvind Kejriwal will take the oath of secrecy and office as the 9th Chief Minister on February 16. The oath-taking ceremony will be held in the Ram Lila Maidan where he would represent his third consecutive term as Delhi Chief Minister. With a landmark victory of winning 62 seats in an assembly of 70 members, AAP not only enjoyed a remarkable feat but also proved that good work never gets unnoticed and unrewarded.
While BJP got a lead on 8 seats, Congress failed to open their quota even for a single seat. As per official figures by the Election Commission, AAP received a total vote share of 53.57% on 62 seats. BJP received a vote share of the remaining 38.51% on 8 seats. The AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal won his seat with a remarkable count of 21,697 votes where he defeated his opponent BJP candidate Sunil Kumar Yadav. Other AAP candidates also tasted victory from different constituencies.
Manish Sisodia, the Deputy CM of Delhi witnessed a win by a narrow margin of mere 3000 votes in the Patparganj constituency. Other major AAP leaders to witness a winning lead include Atishi, Raghav Chadha, and Aamanatulla Khan. As for the opponent, Congress party finished third with no seat in the assembly and a vote share of merely 4.26%. Only three Congress candidates including Abhishek Dutt, Arvind Singh Lovely, and Devender Yadav were able to retain their deposits.
For the remarkable victory, Arvind Kejriwal thanked the Delhiites for keeping faith in his agenda as well as the efforts of the party workers as a team. He addressed people in joy commenting that the win will instigate the energy to work even better and will mark the beginning of a different type of politics where his actions are committed to the people, by the people, for the people.
Let’s see how the politics unfolds after this remarkable commencement of this term for AAP.