1. Assembly Election Results 2017: This Arvind Kejriwal tweet will haunt him for a long time

Assembly Election Results 2017: This Arvind Kejriwal tweet will haunt him for a long time

In Punjab, Congress finished with 77 seats and even though AAP was the second biggest party, it could manage only 20 seats.

By: | New Delhi | Published: March 12, 2017 11:00 AM
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Ever since Arvind Kejriwal joined politics, he made has made more news for social media outbursts than his political achievements. On Saturday, the Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader were at it once again as people reminded him of a tweet that he posted on February 4 before the five state assembly elections. This year AAP decided to take its footsteps out of Delhi and targeted the vulnerable states of Goa and Punjab.


In Goa, the battle was to dethrone Bharatiya Janata Party that was in power for some time thanks to the popularity of former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. AAP and other political parties attacked BJP in the state for issues like underdevelopment and unemployment. On the other hand, Punjab was facing a major problem of drug addiction during the SAD-BJP government. On 4tFebruaryry posted a tweet saying, “Goa and Punjab will create history today.” Obviously, the Delhi CM was expecting his party to win both the assemblies.

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However, as it turned out it was nowhere close to challenging the leading parties in both the states. In Punjab, Congress finished with 77 seats and even though AAP was the second biggest party, it could manage only 20 seats. The margin itself reflects that it was a crushing loss for the party. Things were even worse in Goa where AAP was hardly visible as Congress won 17 seats while BJP’s 13 seats meant that state is now going for a hung assembly.

However, all is not lost for AAP as it eventually ended up with more seats SAD-BJP alliance (18) in Punjab which is a major boost for the party that was making its debut in the state. “The AAP, which did not have much support here till a couple of months before the election, got a lot of support from the NRIs some weeks before the elections which made party leader quite upbeat. But dissidence over tickets distribution made the cadre weak here,” said AAP leader Major Singh.

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    Achal
    Mar 12, 2017 at 9:45 am
    Arvind Kejriwal should resign as Punjab public rejected his performance in Delhi. This is exactly what he would have asked Modi, had BJP lost UP.Please sit quietly on Delhi, concentrate on the promises that you made. We have not seen you for last one year. We have not even seen any substantial work except abusing democratically elected and the most por PM of India.
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    1. Narender Balda
      Mar 12, 2017 at 4:47 pm
      We also saw the samosa bills and Kerri and Sesodia weight increase. By the way where is internal lokapal and what is his name ? Is Ramd is sill there if not why was he removed ?
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      1. Narender Balda
        Mar 12, 2017 at 4:43 pm
        Yes we did not through the eyes of aaptards
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          pratik
          Mar 12, 2017 at 6:25 am
          AK MUST STOP GABBING AND START WORKING IN EARNEST FOR DELHI. HE SEEMS MORE KEEN ON PUBLICITY THAN PUBLIC SERVICE.
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            san
            Mar 13, 2017 at 3:01 am
            There is nothing worthwhile... No proper drinking water in most areas... Dirty supply of water... Publicity level is 100x than the work... Water and Electricity - he vowed to cut corruption and reduce pricing that way... But what he did was to subsidize... Isn't it nasty ?
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            1. Common Man
              Mar 12, 2017 at 10:30 am
              10,000 cl-rooms, 100 Mohalla clinics (and 300 more on the way) providing free healthcare, free surgeries, highways finished well-within allocated budget, lowest taxes, lowest bills of electricity, free water ----hopefully, someday the people will wake up and realize the difference between a person who works benevolently and one who just gives speeches
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              1. Common Man
                Mar 12, 2017 at 12:59 pm
                10,000 clrooms, 100 Mohalla clinics (and 300 more on the way) providing free healthcare, free surgeries, highway completed well-within budget, lowest taxes, lowest bills of electricity, free water - hopefully someday the people will wake up and realize the difference between a person who works benevolently for the country and one who just gives speeches and false promises
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                1. Common Man
                  Mar 12, 2017 at 10:25 am
                  This is for the editor of The Financial Express - What is the point in providing for a "Comments" section if u don't intend to show any of them ????
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                  1. Common Man
                    Mar 12, 2017 at 8:16 am
                    10,000 clrooms, 100 Mohalla clinics (and 300 more on the way) providing free healthcare , free surgeries with the help of private hospitals, highways completed well-within allocated budget, minimum wages hiked and so on ----hopefully someday the people will wake up and realize the difference between a person who works benevolently and someone who just gives speeches
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