Delhi Election 2020 Result Highlights: Arvind Kejriwal elected leader of AAP’s legislative party, to take oath as CM on Feb 16

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Arvind Kejriwal Election Result Highlights, Delhi Election Result 2020 Highlights: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal has been elected as the leader of the legislative party. He will take oath as the CM of Delhi on Sunday.

Delhi Election Result 2020, Delhi Assembly Election Result 2020Arvind Kejriwal to take oath as Chief Minister of Delhi on February 16 at Ramlila Maidan.

Delhi Assembly Election Result 2020 Highlights: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi on February 16 at iconic Ramlila Maidan, news agency ANI reported on Wednesday morning. Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia said, “All cabinet ministers will also take oath along with Kejriwal at the event. The oath-taking ceremony will take place at 10 am on Sunday.” Meanwhile, the meeting of newly elected AAP MLAs at Kejriwal’s residence has concluded. Kejriwal has been elected as the leader of the legislative party, the news agency reported. The ruling AAP retained power in Delhi with a brute majority, bagging 62 of the 70 Assembly seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won just eight seats, five more than its 2015 tally. The Congress party drew a blank. Soon after the result was declared, Kejriwal thanked the people of Delhi for reposing faith in his party. “I thank people of Delhi for reposing their faith in AAP for the third time. This the victory of the people who consider me as their son and voted for us,” he said.

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    15:23 (IST)12 Feb 2020
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    Congress leader PC Chacko said, "I did not say that we lost in Sheila Ji's time, it is being wrongly interpreted. We lost in 2013, even in 2014, 2015 & 2017. I know who are the PC Chacko said, "I did not say that we lost in Sheila Ji's timepeople behind all this issue, there is a deliberate campaign against me, I have seen this earlier also."

    15:01 (IST)12 Feb 2020
    NOTA constitutes 0.5 per cent of total votes polled

    Over 43,000 votes in the just-concluded Delhi Assembly polls were cast in the None of the Above (NOTA) category, according to official figures released on Tuesday. Counting of votes were held on Tuesday after the elections to the 70-member Delhi Assembly.

    14:04 (IST)12 Feb 2020
    Eight of nine women candidates fielded by AAP emerge victorious

    Eight of the nine women candidates fielded by the AAP in the Delhi Assembly polls won, helping the party register a thumping election victory on Tuesday. The three parties -- AAP, BJP and Congress had fielded a total of 24 women candidates, with the Congress accounting for a maximum of 10 of them.

    12:58 (IST)12 Feb 2020
    Delhi Congress in charge PC Chacko resigns

    Senior Congress leader PC Chacko has resigned as the Delhi Congress in charge. The resignation comes a day after the Delhi Assembly election result was announced. The grand old party drew a blank.

    12:52 (IST)12 Feb 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal elected leader of AAP's legislative party

    Delhi: The meeting of newly-elected MLAs, called by CM-designate and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, has now concluded. He has been elected as the leader of the legislative party, in the meeting.

    12:49 (IST)12 Feb 2020
    Mandate validation of AAP's work in 5 years: Atishi

    Kalkaji MLA and Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi Marlena said that the mandate is a validation of the work that has been done by AAP in the last 5 years, be it education, health care, water or electricity.

    12:47 (IST)12 Feb 2020
    Delhi: BJP MLAs to meet Manoj Tiwari today

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    12:37 (IST)12 Feb 2020
    AAP's Sanjeev Jha records biggest victory margin of over 88,000 votes

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    12:11 (IST)12 Feb 2020
    Venkaiah Naidu, Sonia Gandhi congratulate Arvind Kejriwal

    Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu call AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and congratulated him over his party's victory in Delhi Assembly Polls.

    11:13 (IST)12 Feb 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal arrives at Raj Niwas to meet Lieutenant Governor

    Delhi CM-designate and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal arrives at the Raj Niwas to meet Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. He will take oath as the CM of Delhi on February 16.

    11:03 (IST)12 Feb 2020
    Shiv Sena's jibe at BJP after drubbing in Delhi election

    The Shiv Sena on Wednesday said Aam Aadmi Party's campaign designed around the works done by it won it a landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly polls while the BJP's polarisation attempt failed to click with voters of the national capital. The Shiv Sena praised Delhi Chief Minister and AAP president Arvind Kejriwal, saying he single-handedly took on the 'army of BJP leaders'.

    10:56 (IST)12 Feb 2020
    AAP MLAs meeting at Arvind Kejriwal’s residence today

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal has called a meeting of the party’s newly-elected MLAs at his residence here on Wednesday. At the meeting scheduled at 11.30 am, the MLAs will choose the AAP’s Legislature Party leader. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    10:53 (IST)12 Feb 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal to take oath on February 16

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi on February 16 at Ramlila Maidan, news agency ANI reported.

    22:07 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    It will still take time for Kejriwal to emerge as national leader: Political experts

    It will still take time for AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal to emerge as a "national leader" despite his party coming to power in Delhi for the third consecutive term, experts opined on Tuesday. The experts said Kejriwal would need to have a pan-India base to establish himself as a national leader.The AAP is at present recognised by the Election Commission as a state party. It emerged as the principal opposition in Punjab in 2017. However, its national ambitions suffered a setback when its campaigns in Goa and in the last two Lok Sabha elections were unsuccessful. It won four Lok Sabha seats in Punjab in 2014 and just one in 2019, while Delhi voters rejected it both times. (PTI)

    21:34 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    My future role party's internal matter: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari

    Taking full responsibility of his party's poor show in the Delhi Assembly polls, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday said his future role in the party is an internal matter. Tiwari, who led the Delhi BJP through its impressive victories in civic body polls in 2017 and Lok Sabha elections last year, failed to pass the test of fire as his party suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) managing to win just eight of the 70 assembly seats. On being asked if he considered stepping down after the BJP's defeat in the assembly polls, he said, "It is an internal party matter. I will let you know if anything like that happens." (PTI)

    21:07 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra resigns taking moral responsibility for Assembly poll debacle

    Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra on Tuesday resigned from his post, taking moral responsibility for the party's debacle in the Assembly polls. The Congress drew a blank for the second time in a row and reduced its vote share from 9.7 percent in 2015 to 4.27 percent this time. (PTI)

    21:05 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    AAP wins all 12 seats reserved for SC candidates

    The Aam Aadmi Party has emerged victorious on all the 12 seats reserved for SC candidates in the high-stakes Delhi Assembly polls, with the minimum victory margin being almost 12,000 votes. (PTI)

    20:39 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    AAP workers celebrate party's Delhi win across Haryana

    AAP workers went into a celebratory mode in Bhiwani's Siwani--the native place of Arvind Kejriwal--after the party registered a landslide victory in the high-stakes Delhi assembly polls. A similar atmosphere prevailed at Aam Aadmi Party's Haryana headquarters in Rohtak, where workers could be seen applying "gulal" on each other. 'Ladoos' and other sweets were distributed by the party workers among people not just in Rohtak but at several places in Haryana. (PTI)

    19:52 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Rahul Gandhi congratulates Arvind Kejriwal

    Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi congratulates Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for winning the assembly elections. "My best wishes and congratulations to Mr Kejriwal and the AAP on winning the Delhi Assembly elections," Gandhi said in a tweet.

    18:44 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    PM Modi tweets congratulations to AAP on poll victory

    Prime Minister Modi congratulates AAP for its stunning victory. "Congratulations to AAP and Shri @ArvindKejriwal Ji for the victory in the Delhi Assembly Elections. Wishing them the very best in fulfilling the aspirations of the people of Delhi," he said in a tweet.

    18:04 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Delhi Election Result Live: 63 Congress candidates lose deposits

    Congress's performance touched a record low in the Delhi Assembly election as the party bagged less than 5 per cent of the total votes polled and 63 of its candidates lost their deposits. The party, which ruled Delhi for 15 years on the trot under former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, failed to open its account for the second consecutive assembly election in Delhi. Only three of its candidates -- Arvinder Singh Lovely from Gandhi Nagar, Devender Yadav from Badli and Abhishek Dutt from Kasturba Nagar, managed to save their deposits.

    17:57 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal offers prayers at Hanuman Temple in Connaught Place

    Delhi chief Arvind Kejriwal, his wife Sunita Kejriwal and party leader Manish Sisodia offer prayers at Hanuman Temple in Connaught Place.

    17:55 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Live Election Result: AAP MPs distribute sweets in Parliament

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Gupta distributes sweets in Parliament premises to celebrate the party's performance.

    17:52 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Congress' performance not surprising: Sandeep Dikshit

    Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit said that his party's performance in the Delhi elections is not surprising. "We were nowhere there. We tried to showcase the work done by Sheila ji but it was done really late because unfortunately Subhash Chopra ji was given the responsibility really late. Some senior leaders of the party only insulted & badmouthed Sheila ji in last 6-7 yrs,even when we were in power. If you do this on one hand, playing a role in the defeat of Congress, and later claim credits for her work, then who will believe you?"

    17:50 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Model Town: AAP's Akhilesh Pati Tripathi defeats Kapil Mishra

    AAP's Akhilesh Pati Tripathi has won from Model Town assembly constituency with a margin of 11,133 votes. He defeated BJP's Kapil Mishra.

    17:50 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    AAP Delhi Results Live

    AAP's Imran Hussain wins from Ballimaran seat with a margin of 36,172 votes. Saurabh Bhardwaj wins from Greater Kailash with a margin of 16,809 votes. Raj Kumari Dhillon from Hari Nagar with a margin of 20,131 votes.

    17:41 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Heavy traffic in Delhi on poll results day

    Heavy traffic was observed in parts of the national capital on Tuesday owing to processions and celebrations of people during the counting of votes for the Delhi Assembly elections, a PTI report said. "Traffic is heavy from Khajuri towards Nand Nagri due to procession," the traffic police tweeted. Obstruction in traffic in the carriageway from Signature Bridge towards Gagan Cinema due to procession near ITI Nand Nagri. Traffic is heavy from Govind Puri towards Nehru Place due to procession.

    17:26 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Celebrations erupt at AAP office as Kejriwal scripts historic victory – IN PICS

    The Aam Aadmi Party led by Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday retained power in the national capital with a comfortable majority. The AAP won 63 of the 70 Assembly seats. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    17:15 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Mehbooba Mufti congratulates Arvind Kejriwal

    PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday congratulated AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on his party's victory in Delhi Assembly elections. "On behalf of Ms Mufti, I'd like to congratulate @ArvindKejriwal for his spectacular victory & especially Dilliwallahs for rejecting vitriolic divisive politics & voting on real issues instead," Mehbooba's daughter Iltija Mufti tweeted from her mother's handle on Tuesday

    17:14 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Country needs change: AAP leader Gopal Rai

    Referring to the AAP's thumping victory in the assembly elections, party leader Gopal Rai asked volunteers to get ready, saying "what can happen in Delhi can expand to the whole country". "The whole country needs change. I urge my volunteers to prepare themselves. Get ready. What can happen in Delhi can expand to the whole country," he said.

    17:13 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan congragulates Kejriwal for AAP victory in Delhi

    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday congratulated his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal for AAP's "resounding victory" in assembly elections, saying let it be a harbinger for inclusive politics in the country. Vijayan said the Delhi poll result could be considered as a "reaction of the people towards the continuing communal polarisation of the BJP-led NDA and its anti-people policies.

    17:12 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    AAP-TMC workers celebrate defeat of BJP in Delhi

    Trinamool Congress workers Tuesday joined Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) supporters in various parts of West Bengal to celebrate the spectacular victory of the Arvind Kejriwal-led party and BJP's defeat in the Delhi Assembly polls. AAP supporters carrying party flags and posters were seen distributing sweets at various places in the city to celebrate the party's win. TMC cadres were seen brusting crackers and distributing sweets along with AAP supporters in different areas of the state to celebrate the defeat of BJP in the elections.

    17:11 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Sachin Pilot congratulates Kejriwal over Delhi win

    Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Tuesday congratulated Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal over AAP victory in the assembly elections. "Congratulations to Arvind Kejirwal and Aam Admi Party for empathic victory, wish you the best for making Delhi better than it is. People have spoken. Democracy has strengthened. Hopefully, acrimony will end," Pilot said.

    17:02 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    We were zero earlier, are zero now, so it's a BJP defeat not ours: Congress leader

    Congress leader and Punjab cabinet minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Tuesday said his party was not defeated in the Delhi election as its tally remained at zero like in 2015, and so it was the BJP's loss. "We were zero earlier, and this time too we are zero. So it's not our defeat. It's a defeat for the BJP," he said.

    16:49 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Will introspect, says Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari

    Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said, "We couldn't perform well, we'll evaluate this. Sometimes we get discouraged when results are not as per our expectations but I would like to tell our workers to not be disheartened...Compared to 2015 our winning percentage has increased."

    16:48 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Delhi Election 2020 Result Live Updates: Manoj Tiwari concedes defeat

    Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday said that he accepts the mandate. "I thank the people of Delhi. I thank our party workers for their hardwork, they've done a lot. I accept the mandate of people of Delhi & congratulate Arvind Kejrwial. I hope he'll perform well as per the expectations of the people," he said.

    16:44 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    BJP blames Congress for vote shift in Delhi

    Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil blames the transfer of the Congress’ votes to the Arvind Kejriwal-led party for the defeat of the BJP. “The entire Delhi was once in Congress’ hand when its senior leader Sheila Dixit was in command. Just four days before polling, the Congress shifted its votes to AAP to isolate the BJP,” Patil claimed.

    16:43 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Delhi Election Result Live: Victory of truth, says Sunita Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal sayd that Delhi's mandate is the biggest gift she has received on her birthday. "This is the victory of truth. I think politics should be done on basis of issues. Political parties should learn that such comments shouldn't be made," she said.

    16:42 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    BJP accepts the mandate of the people: JP Nadda

    BJP chief JP Nadda tweets, "BJP accepts the mandate of the people. We will play our role as a constructive opposition & raise public issues in the assembly. I congratulate Arvind Kejriwal, his party and hope that his govt will work for the development of the state."

    16:25 (IST)11 Feb 2020
    Lord Hanuman has blessed the people of Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

    AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said, "This is the day of Lord Hanuman who has blessed the people of Delhi. We pray that Hanuman Ji keeps showing the right path to us so that we continue to serve people for the next five years."

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal during a roadshow. (PTI Photo)In the previous Assembly election held in 2015, the Aam Aadmi Party had won 67 of the 70 Assembly seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party pocketed just three seats. The Congress which ruled the national capital between 1998 and 2013, drew a blank. The term of the current Assembly expires on February 22. As per the Constitution, a new government should take the charge before the expiry of the Assembly's term.
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