Delhi poll results: Fadnavis congratulates Kejriwal on victory in national capital

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Mumbai, Feb 10: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday congratulated AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for his party's massive win in the Delhi Assembly polls.

Maha CM congratulates Kejriwal for emphatic win
"AAP has won a decisive mandate. I hope his government will concentrate on development of Delhi," Fadnavis said.

The BJP would do necessary introspection of the poll loss and take steps accordingly, he said. The Aam Aadmi Party today won 48 seats and was leading in 19 others out of 70 seats, making a spectacular comeback to power nearly a year after its government had quit on the Lokpal Bill issue.

The BJP won two seats and was leading in another while Congress drew a blank.

It was a crushing defeat for the heavyweights including Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi of BJP, which was routed by the AAP in Delhi polls and could only manage three seats in the 70-member Assembly.

BJP's "trump card", former IPS officer Bedi, who was anointed as the party's face just three weeks ahead of the polls, lost from Krishna Nagar, considered to be a 'safe' seat. Bedi lost to Aam Aadmi Party's SK Bagga.

The Krishna Nagar constituency has been a stronghold of BJP with Harsh Vardhan winning it five times in the past. Another new entry into the party was Krishna Tirath, a former Congress veteran who had joined BJP ahead of the elections causing much embarrassment to Congress.

PTI 

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