Kudos Kejriwal, thank you Delhi: Manoj Tiwari accepting defeat

He had earlier asserted his party will win over 45 seats and form government in the national capital

Manoj Tiwari
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari speaks to the media at his New Delhi residence on Tuesday | PTI Photo

Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari, who had earlier rejected exit polls predictions that projected an overwhelming victory for the AAP, on Tuesday (February 11) congratulated Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his party’s victory in the assembly elections. He also accepted his party’s defeat and thanked the voters of the national capital.

“Thank you to all the voters of Delhi. Thank you to all the party workers for their hard work… We respect the mandate of people. @ArvindKejriwal congratulations to you,” he posted on Twitter in Hindi. He had earlier asserted his party will win more than 45 seats in the 70-member Assembly and form the government.


The AAP on Tuesday registered wins in at least 10 constituencies till late afternoon, with its prominent faces Manish Sisodia, Atishi and Raghav Chadha emerging victorious from their respective constituencies. Kejriwal too maintained a promising lead since the first round of counting and managed an easy victory in his New Delhi constituency.

The Kejriwal-led party appeared to be heading back to power for a second term in Delhi, with the party leading in 63 of the total 70 seats, and the BJP ahead in seven seats, according to the Election Commission figures. The elections to the Delhi legislative assembly were held on February 8 and the counting of votes started on Tuesday morning.

(With inputs from agencies)

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