New Delhi: With the latest trends from the Election Commission giving a thumping victory to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi Assembly Election 2020, Delhi’s BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday conceded defeat and accepted people mandate, saying the people of Delhi must have given mandate after careful thinking. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election 2020: DMK Greets Arvind Kejriwal, Says 'Growth' Trumps Communal Politics
“The national capital must have given mandate after careful thinking. Our vote percentage has increased from 32 per cent to around 38 per cent,” Manoj Tiwari said. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election 2020: This is How Congress Leaders Reacted After Poll Defeat
Holding a press conference, Tiwari said that his party will review why it failed in the polls and asked the party workers not to get dishearted. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Congress Stares at Oblivion With Trends Showing it Might Get Zero Seats
“We will review why we failed to meet our own expectations. We couldn’t perform well, we’ll evaluate this. Sometimes we get discouraged when results are not as per our expectations, but I would like to tell our workers to not be disheartened. Compared to 2015, our winning percentage has increased,” he said.
Saying that the saffron party did not indulge in the politics of hatred, Tiwari stated that his party is against the roadblock in Shaheen Bagh.
“We indulge in the politics of development and not in the politics of hatred. We’re against the roadblock in Shaheen Bagh as we were earlier,” Tiwari added.
Tiwari hoped that the Kejriwal government will not be involved in the blame game but will work more for the development of the national capital.
He also thanked the people of Delhi and workers for their tireless effort during the election campaign. “I thank the people of Delhi. I thank our party workers for their hardwork, they’ve done a lot. I accept the mandate of people of Delhi and congratulate Arvind Kejrwial. I hope he’ll perform well as per the expectations of the people,” he added.
As per the latest trend from the Election Commission, the AAP is leading on 62 seats, while the BJP is leading on 8 seats. However, the Congress has not been able to open account so far.