Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday congratualted Arvind Kejriwal as AAP headed for a huge mandate in Delhi Assembly elections and inched close to repeat 2015 results where it bagged 67 of total 70 seats.
“I congratulate Arvind Kejriwal and the people of Delhi for AAP’s victory in #DelhiPolls2020. People have shown that the country will be run by ‘Jan Ki Baat’, not ‘Mann Ki Baat’. BJP called Kejriwal a terrorist but couldn’t defeat him,” said Thackeray, who broke off Shiv Sena’s alliance with BJP and formed Maharashtra government with NCP and Congress last year.
As of 4 pm on Tuesday, AAP won five seats and is leading in 58 seats. BJP, a distant second, is leading in seven seats. Shiv Sena said BJP got only “limited success” in its efforts to “polarise” votes over the ongoing Shaheen Bagh protest in Delhi.