New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has defeated the Aam Aadmi Party and routed the Congress in the Delhi Municipal elections.
The BJP addressed the anti-incumbancy factor by giving tickets to new faces instead of fielding the sitting corporators and this strategy adopted earlier in Gujarat by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was chief minister has once more paid dividends in the form of a landslide victory in Delhi. The BJP has improved its performance over the last election by increasing its seats tally from 138 to 184.
The Aam Aadmi Party could win only 46 seats, whereas the Congress could win only 30 and others 10.
As results started coming in this and the writing on the wall was clear that the AAP had been routed, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia, while talking to media-persons, used the electronic voting machines as an excuse for his party’s electoral debacle.