Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) scripted an extraordinary win in Delhi Assembly elections winning 63 of 70 seats in the capital state, coming back for a third time to power. On Thursday, the APP claimed that more than 10 lakh people had joined the party in 24 hours since the party’s thumping victory on Tuesday.
The AAP said in a tweet, “More than 1 million people have joined AAP within 24 hours of our massive victory.”
Meanwhile, the party has launched a nation-building campaign dubbed Aam Aadmi Party’s Rashtra Nirman on Tuesday as the results of the election started pouring in. The party invited Indian to join the party for the development of the country. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could bag only eight seats becoming second while the Congress failed to open its account.
Arvind Kejriwal founded the Aam Aadmi Party in 2012. In the 2015 Delhi assembly election, the AAP completely washed out Congress.
“About 11 lakh people from all over the country have joined the Aam Aadmi Party within just 24 hours of the victory,” the party said in another tweet.
The 51-year-old Kejriwal succeeded in defeating the BJP and the Congress by riding on his government’s development agenda. The latest historic win he has emerged as a primary challenger to the BJP at the national level. The victory comes nearly eight months after it faced a severe drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls when the AAP could not get any seat while the BJP won all the seven seats.
Mr Kejiriwal will take oath as Delhi Chief Minister for a third consecutive term on Sunday. Defeating the Modi-Shah juggernaut in Delhi is no doubt a much bigger achievement for Mr Kejiriwal than 2015. “Everyone in Delhi is invited to come and bless their son, their brother, Arvind Kejriwal and take an oath for a better Delhi,” AAP leader Manish Sisodia had said at a press conference along with Mr Kejriwal.