Delhi poll results 2015 Updates: AAP makes an impressive comeback with 67 seats
Arvind Kejriwal was appointed leader of the AAP legislature party at a party meeting attended by all newly elected 67 legislators.
The election was held on Feb 7 across 70 seats with 673 candidates in the fray. Exit polls had predicted that AAP was set to return to power.
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11.00 pm: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal invites people for oath-taking ceremony at the Ramlila Maidan on Saturday.
10.30 pm: Poor show in Delhi Assembly elections to cost Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) its national party status.
10.00 pm: Congress lost badly, so I don't want to make any comment on BJP's loss : PC Chacko, Cong, on Delhi Poll Results.
9.00 pm: Arvind Kejriwal to meet Venkaiah Naidu, Rajnath Singh and the President in that order on Wednesday..
8.45 pm: Leaders of different political parties in Tamil Nadu Tuesday welcomed the sweeping victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi assembly polls.
8.30 pm: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah in his message wished that the Aam Admi Party stands true to the expectations of the people of Delhi and give efficient administration in the national capital. Congress, that has strong belief in democracy, accepts both victory and defeat equally, and believes in respecting the verdict of the people.
8.20 pm: A dusty village in the Bhiwani region of Haryana that has produced three chief ministers celebrated the success of its native Arvind Kejriwal.
8.10 pm: According to the figures on the website of the Election Commission Tuesday, 35,919 voters chose NOTA as their option in the elections.
8.00 pm: 6 women leader: Rakhi Birla, Bandna Kumari, Saritha Singh, Alka Lambha, Pramila Tokas and Bhavna Gaur, have managed to secure a place in the 70-member Delhi Assembly.
7.45 pm: BJP's vote share dipped by one per cent to 32.2 as compared to last year's vote share.
Delhi : Arvind Kejriwal leaves from LG house. pic.twitter.com/4L3LEp8nOK— ANI (@ANI_news) February 10, 2015
7.30 pm: "Delhi results are a slap on the face of Congress party", says Harish Rawat, Uttarakhand CM.
7.15 pm: Cabinet meeting at 7 RCR comes to an end.
7.00 pm: Arvind Kejriwal reaches Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's house in Delhi.
6.45 pm: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav said BJP's crushing defeat in the Delhi polls was due to campaigns such as 'Love Jihad' & 'Ghar Wapsi'.
6.40 pm: AAP leader Somnath Bharti says, "Arvind Kejriwal has been chosen the leader of the Vidhayak Dal."
6:26 pm: Arvind Kejriwal elected leader of AAP's legislative party in Delhi.
6:03 pm: Arvind Kejriwal reaches constitution club accompanied by all winning MLA's of the party.
5:33 pm: Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay offers to resign after poll debacle.
5:20 pm: BJP cadre failed to support Kiran Bedi, said her husband Brij Bedi.
5:13 pm: AAP won 67 seats, BJP won 3 in Delhi.
5:11 pm: RSS leader MG Vaidya said, "more than a Modi wave, it was an anti-BJP wave in Delhi."
5:03 pm: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "Congratulated Kejriwal on his electoral success over the phone. Centre has assured him full co-operation for Delhi's development."
5:01 pm: Kejriwal urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to meet him on Wednesday. He wants full statehood for Delhi.
5:00 pm: Indian democracy is well alive and kicking. Kejriwal is an impressive personality, said Michael Steiner, German Ambassador on Delhi polls results.
4:45 pm: Congratulate Kejriwal ji on this historic win, he will win hearts of people of Delhi, said yoga guru Baba Ramdev.
4:30 pm: Many will be shocked to know that Arvind Kejriwal is not among the top 3 candidates who are in the list of biggest AAP victory margins.
3.33 pm: Delhi tsunami is bigger than any wave, says Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackera
3.30 pm: The country still thinks secularism is very important: DMK leader Kanimozhi on the AAP win in New Delhi
3.22 pm: AAP leaders Ashutosh and Ashish Khetan meet Arvind Kejriwal at latter's Kaushambi residence
3.20 pm: AAP candidates win all 8 seats in South West district
3.14 pm: Celebrations in full swing in the capital, AAP supporters raise slogans of "50 saal Kejriwal".
2.57 pm: AICC in-charge for Delhi PC Chacko offers to resign following party's worst-ever performance.
2.52 pm: If I get invitation for oath ceremony then I will go and attend it: Uddhav Thackeray on Kejriwal's oath taking ceremony.
2.45 pm: BJP Delhi unit to chair crucial meeting tonight, Amit Shah may call Parliamentary Board meet
2.25 pm: People wanted to teach BJP and its arrogance a lesson, they decided AAP is instrument of their choice rather Congress: Manish Tewari on AAP's victory.
BJP lost the day they projected Kiran Bedi as CM candidate & brought all Leaders from outside to Campaign not trusting Local Leaders/Workers— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) February 10, 2015
2.05 pm: AAP wins the Patel Nagar seat with a margin of over 34,000 votes.
AAP workers celebrate in Amritsar (Punjab) pic.twitter.com/X00XNJ5IRO— ANI (@ANI_news) February 10, 2015
1.50 pm: AAP leader Manish Sisodia wins from Patparganj constituency defeating BJP's Vinod Kumar Binny by over 24,000 votes.
1.38 pm: Arvind Kejriwal's win is a win for democracy: Lalu Yadav
1.33 pm: AAP's Jagdeep Singh wins from Hari Nagar, Adarsh Shastri wins the Dwarka seat for the AAP.
1.27 pm: AAP leader Manish Sisodhia wins from Patparganj, AAP's Surender Singh wins from Delhi Cantt, AAP's Praveen Kumar wins from Jangpura.
AAP won with clear majority in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal is going to become CM, I extend my greetings to him:Anna Hazare pic.twitter.com/p82AFCiFs1— ANI (@ANI_news) February 10, 2015
1.02 pm: BJP leadership inspired me to join and take up CM candidature: Kiran Bedi
12.58 pm: I want to begin by thanking BJP leadership which inspired me to join and take up CM candidature: Kiran Bedi
12.56 pm: AAP's Mohinder Goyal wins from Rithala, gets 93,470 votes.
12.45 pm: Kiren Bedi loses from Krishna Nagar constituency.
12.43 pm: Arvind Kejriwal oath-taking ceremony on Feb 14 in Ramlila Maidan.
12.35 pm: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal wins from the prestigious New Delhi constituency.
12.30 pm: Delhi elections: We will let BJP take LoP post even if it fails to bag 7 seats, says AAP's Kumar Vishvas
12.27 pm: Kejriwal is not just a leader but phenomenon; there'll be a paradigm shift: AAP's Somnath Bharti
12.24 pm: AAP's Satyendar Jain wins from Shakur Basti with 51530 votes. BJP's Vijender Kumar wins from Rohini with 59866 votes.
12.22 pm: Nitish Kumar congratulates Arvind Kejriwal but says 'only talks won't do.'
12.19 pm: People of Delhi chose to move with Kejriwal, we accept this verdict of people with humility: Ravi Shankar Prasad
12.10 pm: AAP's Alka Lamba wins from Chandni Chowk with 36756 votes, AAP's Akhilesh Mani Tripathi wins Model Town by 16000 votes.
12.06 pm: Uddhav Thackeray, CPM congratulate Arvind Kejriwal over his victory in Delhi assembly polls.
12.03 pm: AAP candidate Col Devendra Sehrawat wins Bijwasan seat
12.00 pm Rahul Gandhi congratulates Arvind Kejriwal and AAP on their victory, says Congress respects the mandate of people of Delhi.
11.55 am: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi congratulate Arvind Kejriwal
11.54 am: BJP's Vijendra Gupta wins Rohini seat by over 5,000 votes
11.50 am: BJP's state today is because of arrogance, we have to serve people humbly: Arvind Kejriwal
11.47 am: Arvind Kejriwal: Its very scary. The kind of support people of Delhi have given us, I would like to tell all workers/MLAs don't be arrogant
11.40 am: AAP's share of votes so far is 54.2%, BJP 32.7%, Congress 9%, NOTA gets 0.4%
11.35 am: Arvind Kejriwal to take oath as Delhi Chief Minister on February 14th: Sources
11.30 am: Omar Abdullah congratulates Arvind Kejriwal, wished him good luck for the next 5 years.
11.20 am: Arvind Kejriwal calls up Anna Hazare to seek his blessings
10.50 am: I have decided to tender my resignation from post of AICC General Secretary as a moral responsibility: Ajay Maken, Cong
10.47 am: We respect the mandate of Delhi polls; congratulate Arvind Kejriwal. We hope they would deliver on their promises: Ajay Maken, Congress
10.43 am: This victory is not the victory of Aam Aadmi Party, this is the victory of aam aadmi: Yogendra Yadav.
10.40 am: Kiran Bedi congratulates Arvind Kejriwal, says 'full marks to Arvind.'
Full marks to Arvind. Congratulations. Now take Delhi to the heights it belongs to. Make it a world class city..— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) February 10, 2015
10.34 am: We accept defeat in Delhi polls: Satish Upadhyay, Delhi BJP chief
10.30 am: PM Modi assures Arvind Kejriwal of Centre's complete support in the development of Delhi.
10.28 am: BJP CM candidate Kiran Bedi trails with 14565; AAP's S K Bagga ahead with 15,165 votes
10.18 am: PM Narendra Modi calls up Arvind Kejriwal, congratulates him
Spoke to @ArvindKejriwal & congratulated him on the win. Assured him Centre's complete support in the development of Delhi.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 10, 2015
10.15 am: Reports suggest Delhi Congress President Arvinder Singh Lovely sends his resignation to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
10.11 am: I hope Arvind Kejriwal does not make the same mistakes he made last time: Anna Hazare.
10.07 am: After third round of counting Kiran Bedi trails by over 1,300 votes from AAP's SK Bagga
9.58 am: BJP did not imagine such trends or results, It's regrettable: Manoj Tiwari, BJP
9.54 am: BJP's Shazia Ilmi admits defeat, says now onus is on AAP to deliver
9.50 am: AAP Patparganj candidate Manish Sidodia leading with more than 3,000 votes in second round.
9.47 am: Arvind Kejriwal leading with 4982 votes in New Delhi.
9.35 am: AAP's Rajesh Gupta leading in Wazirpur, BJP's Dr. Mahander Nagpal trailing by 4943 votes. BJP's Kiran Bedi trails by over a 1000 votes in Krishna Nagar.
9.27 am: Mamata Banerjee congratulates AAP
My hearty congratulations to AAP for sweeping Delhi Elections. All the best @ArvindKejriwal the new CM— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) February 10, 2015
9.18 am: AAP's SK Bagga leading in Krishna Nagar by 282 votes against BJP's Kiran Bedi.
9.13 am: AAP candiate Shiv Charan Goel leads in Moti Nagar. BJP's SC Vats leading from Shakur Basti, AAP's Satyender Jain trailing by 817 vote.
9.10 am: AAP's Kartar Singh Tanwar leads in the Chhatarpur constituency. AAP's Gopal Rai leading from Babarpur
9.08 am: Kiran Bedi trailing by 282 votes from Krishna Nagar
9.03 am: Cong' Ajay Maken trailing by 3436 votes from Sadar Bazar, Delhi. BJP's Jagdish Mukhi leading in Janakpuri by 548 votes against AAP's Rajesh Rishi.
9.00 am: AAP leading from 29 seats, BJP leading in 13 seats, Congress leading in 5 seats.
8.58 am: BJP's Karan Singh Tanwar leads in Delhi Cantonment. AAP's Ajay Dutt leading from Ambedkar Nagar
8.54 am: Former Union minister and BJP candidate Krishna Tirath leading in Patel Nagar.
8.53 am: The world is watching us, it will be Arvind Kejriwal's victory, says Somnath Bharti.
8.50 am: AAP leads in 22, BJP leads in 11, Congress leads in 5 seats.
8.42 am: Former Union minister Ajay Maken trailing in Sadar Bazaar seat from BJP candidate
8.40 am: Counting yet to start in Nand Nagri constituency
8.37 am: Even if we are getting 2 seats out of 10/12, the results are still better than what the exit polls suggested, says Congress' Ajay Maken
8.34 am: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal leading in New Delhi
8.28 am: AAP's Somnath Bharti leading from Malviya Nagar. Manish Sisodia is leading in Patparganj.
8.22 am: Sharmishtha Mukherjee trailing in Greater Kailash. Congress' A K Walia leading from Lakshmi Nagar.
8.20 am: Kiran Bedi leads in Krishnanagar constituency. BJP's Jagdish Mukhi and Kulwant Rana take lead in Janakpuri and Rithala respectively
8.17 am: Sweet distribution outside Kiran Bedi's residence
8.14 am: AAP's Rakhi Bidlan leads in Mangolpuri constituency.
8.09 am: Vijender Gupta (BJP) leads in Rohini constituency.
8.00 am:Counting of votes for the 70-member Delhi assembly begins.
7.57 am: Arvind Kejriwal leaves his residence for Patel Nagar office
7.54 am: We have confidence in the people. The people know who can solve their problems: AAP leader Atishi Marlena.
7.45 am: All the very best Delhiites. Do pray. Prayers are very powerful: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal tweets
All the very best Delhiites. Do pray. Prayers are v powerful.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 10, 2015
7.30 am: Preparations for Delhi Assembly election results at BJP office