Elections 2020

Kejriwal thanked Modi for the wishes and said the Centre and the AAP government must work together to make Delhi a city of pride for all. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint )
Kejriwal thanked Modi for the wishes and said the Centre and the AAP government must work together to make Delhi a city of pride for all. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint )

Best wishes to Arvind Kejriwal for a fruitful tenure: PM Narendra Modi

  • Arvind Kejriwal thanked Modi for the wishes and said the Centre and the AAP government must work together to make Delhi a city of pride for all
  • Arvind Kejriwal, along with his cabinet colleagues were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal after meeting L-G Anil Baijal to stake claim to form the government, on Wednesday.  (Photo: PTI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal after meeting L-G Anil Baijal to stake claim to form the government, on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)

Arvind Kejriwal to take oath as Delhi CM on 16 Feb

  • The party is yet to take a call on inviting leaders from other political parties for the ceremony at Ramlila Maidan
  • The assembly elections were a big boost for the incumbent AAP as all the sitting ministers won from their respective constituencies

In the previous assembly, 24 MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves (Photo: @DelhiAssembly on Twitter)
(Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Election officials counting the votes during the election results of Delhi Legislative Assembly polls at Meerabai Institute of Technology in New Delhi on Tuesday (Photo: ANI)
Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

How AAP made it three in a row

  • While the mandate cements the party’s position in Delhi politics, it also gives a boost to its expansion plans
  • Senior AAP leaders believe that government’s work and a positive campaign has struck a chord among voters

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari at his residence on Tuesday. In the seven years since the advent of AAP, the BJP has changed its leadership thrice in Delhi.  (Photo: PTI)
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari at his residence on Tuesday. In the seven years since the advent of AAP, the BJP has changed its leadership thrice in Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Out of power for past 22 years, BJP faces a political crisis in Delhi

  • The BJP, which won only 8 seats out of the total 70, managed to increase its vote share to 38.5%
  • The BJP had won three seats in 2015 assembly polls with a vote share of 32%

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, along with his wife Sunita Kejriwal and senior party leaders, waves at supporters after party's victory in Delhi Assembly elections, in New Delhi on Tuesday (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, along with his wife Sunita Kejriwal and senior party leaders, waves at supporters after party's victory in Delhi Assembly elections, in New Delhi on Tuesday (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Arvind Kejriwal pole of capital’s politics as AAP sweeps Delhi a third time

  • Voters endorsed AAP's claims of performance in education, healthcare and infrastructure
  • AAP won the votes of over half of Delhi’s 14.6 mn voters; BJP got just eight seats, though it had a 38.5% vote share

BJP’s national headquarters on Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg wore a desolate and forlorn look on Tuesday. Photo: Mint
BJP’s national headquarters on Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg wore a desolate and forlorn look on Tuesday. Photo: Mint

Two sides of same street: AAP camp wears a jubilant look, BJP and Cong sombre

  • Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg is home to offices of all three main political parties that contested the Delhi election
  • AAP workers believe that the division of votes between the party and the Congress in certain constituencies has benefited the BJP

63 out of 70 congress candidates are set to lose their deposits
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Deputy CM Manish Sisodia offering prayers at Hanuman Temple in Connaught Place after Aam Aadmi Party swept the Delhi Assembly elections (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Deputy CM Manish Sisodia offering prayers at Hanuman Temple in Connaught Place after Aam Aadmi Party swept the Delhi Assembly elections (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

AAP’s clean sweep in Delhi, in four charts

Despite more close contests, where the victory margin is less than 5%, AAP has repeated its 2015 success even as the BJP’s struggle in state polls continues

AAP supporters celebrate the party victory in Delhi assembly election, at AAP office near ITO, in New Delhi on Tuesday.  (Photo: ANI)
AAP supporters celebrate the party victory in Delhi assembly election, at AAP office near ITO, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Photo: ANI)

Eight of nine women candidates fielded by AAP emerge victorious

  • The three prominent parties had fielded a total of 24 women candidates
  • AAP had fielded nine women candidates, while the BJP had given tickets to five women

As per the Constitution, Delhi's Council of Ministers may consist of not more than 10 percent of the total number of members in the Legislative Assembly. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
As per the Constitution, Delhi's Council of Ministers may consist of not more than 10 percent of the total number of members in the Legislative Assembly. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

With all prominent AAP faces victorious, all eyes on Cabinet formation

  • An AAP functionary said the party will reach any conclusion on the matter after a detailed consultation with its high-command
  • Atishi, Raghav Chadha and Dilip Pandey, who are considered close to Kejriwal, emerged victorious in their assembly election debut

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Atishi Marlena displays victory sign after party's victory in the Delhi Assembly elections, in New Delhi, Tuesday (Photo: PTI)
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Atishi Marlena displays victory sign after party's victory in the Delhi Assembly elections, in New Delhi, Tuesday (Photo: PTI)

Atishi, Raghav Chadha likely to be inducted into Kejriwal cabinet: Report

  • Atishi won the Delhi assembly seat from Kalkaji and Chadha from Rajinder Nagar
  • Sources said that Kejriwal would drop two members from the previous cabinet

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with his wife Sunita Kejriwal offers prayers at Hanuman Temple in Connaught Place as the party won Delhi Assembly Election. (ANI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with his wife Sunita Kejriwal offers prayers at Hanuman Temple in Connaught Place as the party won Delhi Assembly Election. (ANI)

My best birthday gift ever: Arvind Kejriwal's wife on AAP's astounding victory

  • In the counting of votes for 2020 Delhi Assembly elections, the trends for all 70 seats suggest that the AAP is heading for a clear win
  • Delhi went to polls in a single-phase on 8 February

Arvind Kejriwal with Manish Sisodia at Hanuman Mandir. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint )
AAP candidate Amanatullah Khan flashes victory sign. (ANI)
AAP candidate Amanatullah Khan flashes victory sign. (ANI)

With five Muslim MLAs, community voters clearly prefer AAP

  • In Seelampur, AAP's Abdul Rehman defeated the BJP's Sanjay Jain even as Congress rival Matin Ahmed, who has been a five-time MLA, came a poor third
  • The Congress had held sway over the minority voters in Delhi till 2013, when Sheila Dikshit was around

Arvind Kejriwal, after AAP's sweeping victory (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
AAP supporters outside party headquarters
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal with political strategist Prashant Kishor poses for photographs  (PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal with political strategist Prashant Kishor poses for photographs (PTI)

Delhi Election Results: With AAP's victory, all focus on Prashant Kishore

  • Kishor had joined hands with the AAP in December last year, and he advised the party to not respond to the negative campaigning of the BJP
  • Latest trends received by the afternoon showed Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leading on 62 out of 70 seats in Delhi