1. Here is why Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP really lost the Rajouri Garden bypoll

Here is why Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP really lost the Rajouri Garden bypoll

After the poor show in Punjab and Goa in the recently held assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) faced another humiliation in Delhi’s Rajouri Garden by-election yesterday.

By: | Updated: April 14, 2017 11:39 AM
The AAP candidate even lost his deposit, while Bharatiya Janata party candidate Manjinder Singh Sirsa won by a huge margin.

After the poor show in Punjab and Goa in the recently held assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) faced another humiliation in Delhi’s Rajouri Garden by-election yesterday. The AAP candidate even lost his deposit, while Bharatiya Janata party candidate Manjinder Singh Sirsa won by a huge margin. According to an Indian Express report, sharp anger against the “abandonment” by former AAP MLA Jarnail Singh was the key reason cited for the party’s rout by several residents of Rajouri Garden. Singh’s departure to Punjab to contest from Lambi constituency sealed the party’s fate in Rajouri Garden, they said.

Meanwhile, BJP-Akali Dal candidate Manjinder Singh Sirsa trounced his nearest rival and Congress’ Meenakshi Chandela by over 14,500 votes. AAP’s Harjeet Singh came in a distant third. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said, “There was anger among people after Jarnail went to Punjab. We tried convincing them, but with the results, we are realizing that people were not convinced and remained upset. We will pull up our socks in the upcoming polls and also try to convince the people of Rajouri Garden. Whatever work was done by Jarnail we will carry it forward”.

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When asked about the possible impact of the Rajouri Garden bypoll on the MCD election, Sisodia said the BJP too lost several bypolls after its resounding victory in 2014 Lok Sabha polls. “We will show it in the MCD poll. After winning 282 seats in Lok Sabha, the BJP lost many bypolls. We will win the MCD polls by telling people about the work done by us and we will win it handsomely,” he said.

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    Chandran
    Apr 14, 2017 at 1:09 pm
    What ever excuses AAp may invent, the real reason is that people of Delhi have realised that Aap is only a reactionary party having no road map for the betterment of Delhi. Also MLAs are not taskmasters and take things lightly.
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      Anuj Goyal
      Apr 14, 2017 at 12:35 pm
      AAP should realize they need to some development work in Delhi instead of cribbing, they need to remember that there is also middle cl and they have to take strict action to make Delhi the Singapore, all we see is big promises and no action.
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        sury siva
        Apr 14, 2017 at 12:18 pm
        We are surprised why AAP did not say IT WAS ALL EVM tampering !!! or possibly reserve that comment for the ensuing Muni l Elections.
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          Vidhi
          Apr 14, 2017 at 11:49 am
          congress and AAP should understand..till the time you dont buy some big media houses like bjp is doing u cant win. people dont see the gr they se news channels n decide.
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            aadi
            Apr 14, 2017 at 12:18 pm
            Almost every news channel was slamming modi before 2014 general elections. Even when he was exonerated by courts, he was constantly called for and labled a killer in Gujrat riots. But he still won. That time, he did not buy any media houses and the government was not with them. We are not our forefathers who will say "yes" to whosoever comes to enslave us. WE KNOW.
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              rkopwani
              Apr 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm
              Oh really, then what made them decide in 2015. Or is that in 2015 AAP had already some so called big media houses in its pocket. Also, in Punjab Congress must have already bought some media house hence they won the embly election. hahahaha Your logic is even more flawed than your master Kejriwal. :D :D
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                sukumar
                Apr 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm
                what do u think who has owned NDTV and INDIA today for so long?? Nothing moves ahead if you do not perform.
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                  Abhi
                  Apr 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm
                  Media can only highlight ur deeds and misdeeds.......... and as far as AAP is concerned there has been neither any ded or misdeed...... only a ranting foul moth pig which certainly will not drive TRP OF ANY MEDIA...
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                    Shefali Vasave
                    Apr 14, 2017 at 12:57 pm
                    so very true. BJPs propa a machinery is working in full force. please don't forget the big money power they use to recruit large troll armies for twitter and other prominent social media platforms to spread fake news and normalize criminals and hindutva terrorists. the fact that they are working Hitler's ideology to the T itself is enough to prove their intentions.
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