Good work Kejriwal, but leave us: Chief Ministers

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The Delhi assembly election was a landslide victory for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its leader Arvind Kejriwal. The result was a surprise for all, even for its cadres.

The results of Delhi proved to be a joy for many and left many with heartburns. The victory left everyone flabbergast. The country was glued to the news channels, radios and other social media and saw how people from all walks of life reacted to the triumph of AAP.

Leave us, Kejriwal: Chief Ministers

However, amid this, the most affected people would be the chief ministers of other Indian states who would have grabbed their chair with some apprehension after seeing the debacle of their fellow party men.

Let's see how Chief Minister's of various states reacted to AAP victory:

The Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states rather chose to keep mum and some even put a brave face by congratulating Arvind Kejriwal on his victory, but not without a note of caution and forewarning. The chief ministers of Congress and the other regional party found it as a golden opportunity to lambaste the 'Modi wave'.

Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh didn't react to questions posted by reporters about the Delhi whitewash. Before the election, he had called AAP a "temporary alternative", and was reported saying that the nascent outfit posed no threat to BJP.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal for his party's landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly elections and wished him good luck.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who went to a damage control mode seeing the rise of AAP on Delhi election day, decided to shed the trappings of power herself, and even asked her ministerial colleagues, state government officials to follow suit.

Some more reactions: 

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu: "The victory of AAP reflects the greatness of democracy in India." 

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh: "Great win, hope he would deliver and fulfill the promises made to the people of Delhi."

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee: "Delhi election result is turning point of present political situation. Shows political vendetta has no place in democracy. This is a victory of the people and a big defeat for the arrogant and those who are doing political vendetta and spreading among the people. Congratulations to Delhi voters, AAP workers and leaders for big victory. All my best wishes. We are very happy."

Punjab Chief Minster Prakash Singh Badal: "The people's mandate is supreme and it must be respected in a democratic set up. Despite the fact that AAP managed to form a government in Delhi in 2013 as well, but everyone knew well what happened after. AAP's victory was confined only to national capital and subsequently these political developments would not have impending repercussions on Punjab politics."

UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav: "BJP and Modi have got a good beating in Delhi. That's very good news for us. But they will get the real taste of defeat next at the hands of the Samajwadi Party in UP."

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar: "It was necessary for BJP to realize the public sentiment. Only giving assurance before election is not enough for the political party to retain power. Until the promises are implemented in true spirit people will not trust anybody and this is what both BJP and Congress should learn from Delhi election."

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy: "The result was the outcome of people's strong sentiments against BJP and Prime Minister Modi and along with that Congress votes were also lost."

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah: "It was expected that the AAP will come to power, but not with this kind of a sweeping mandate. With the objective of defeating the BJP being the prime agenda, the Congress' traditional votes have also gone to the AAP. It is a major setback to the Congress. At the same time, it is evident from the results that the Modi magic did not work."

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee: "Delhi election result is turning point of present political situation. This is a victory of the people and a big defeat for the arrogant and those who are doing political vendetta and spreading hatred among the people. Congratulations to Delhi voters, AAP workers and leaders for big victory. All my best wishes. We are very happy."

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