Delhi Elections: AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal becomes Chief Minister for the third time:
It was an overwhelmingly amazing victory for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi elections when it went against India’s central governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
It is a huge setback for the BJP after they won the general elections last year with a landslide.
The party’s seats in Delhi increased by five, but it still only has 8 seats out of 70. All the other 63 seats were won by the AAP.
Arvind Kejriwal said to his supporters at the AAP office, “This is a win for Mother India.” He also waved out to the crowd and blew them kisses, saying that he “loved the people of Delhi”.
The 51-year-old Kejriwal is a former bureaucrat, who became famous as a politician in an anti-corruption campaign. His journey as a Chief Minister started in 2013. In 2015 also, he was again elected with a landslide. His government has done some truly developing work in the nation’s capital in government-run schools, affordable neighborhood clinics, and cheap water and electricity.
Kejriwal said, “It’s not just my win. This is a win for every family whose children are now getting a good education in school, whose family members are getting good treatment in hospitals.”
He believes that the party’s win is a blessing from Hanuman and so he led a parade from the AAP office to the Hanuman temple in the city center to thank the lord.
During celebrations outside the AAP office, part workers said that the win proves that their campaign focusing on “governance and development” and refraining from “divisive politics” has been proven right.
In the BJP’s campaign, there were many famous politicians like Home Minister Amit Shah who went out on the streets of Delhi to attract votes, but it clearly did not have the impact they expected.