New Delhi: A host of opposition politicians, including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and DMK chief MK Stalin on Tuesday congratulated Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as trends on vote counting day for the Delhi Assembly Election 2020 indicated another term for the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the national capital. (Full Delhi Assembly Election 2020 coverage).
Notably, counting of votes for the Assembly polls is still underway. Official result will be announced later in the day.
The West Bengal Chief Minister spoke to her Delhi counterpart on the phone and congratulated him. Later, speaking to media, she said, “The Narendra Modi government’s policies like the CAA, NRC and NPR have been rejected, only development will work.”
She congratulated Kejriwal on Twitter as well, posting: “Congratulations Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi result show that AAP is all set to win Delhi Election 2020 with a thumping majority yet again. Leaders playing on faith through hate speech and divisive politics should take a cue, as only those who deliver on their promises are rewarded.”
DMK chief MK Stalin, too, congratulated the Delhi Chief Minister on Twitter, stating: “I congratulate Arvind Kejriwal and AAP for forming government yet again in Delhi, on a massive mandate. This is a clear vindication that development trumps communal politics.”
“Federal rights and regional aspirations must be strengthened in the interest of our country,” he added.
Notably, poll strategist Prashant Kishor, who worked with the AAP for the current Assembly polls, will work with the DMK as well, for next year’s Tamil Nadu Assembly Election.
Votes for the single-phase Delhi Assembly Election were cast on February 8. The AAP, which won 67 seats in the 70-seat Delhi Assembly courtesy its win in the previous Assembly polls, in 2015, is all set to retain power with having lost a few seats, though with a tally still way above the majority mark.