Delhi2020: "We don't do politics of hate": Manoj Tiwari, after conceding defeat
The election in Delhi was conducted on 8 February on 70 seats in the UT.
The election in Delhi was conducted on 8 February on 70 seats in the UT.
The polling for the 70-member Delhi Assembly got underway on Saturday morning, in an election that saw the ruling AAP, opposition BJP and the Congress engaged in a bitterly fought high-octane campaign.
Over 1.47 crore people were eligible to exercise their franchise in the polls that decided the fate of 672 candidates. There were over 81 lakh male voters, 66.80 lakh female voters, and 869 third-gender voters in Delhi.
The BJP has conceded defeat in Delhi. Party Chief Manoj Tiwari held a press conference, and has said, "We accept the mandate given by Delhi voters. I congratulate Arvind Kejriwal. I hope he will meet the hopes of Delhi residents."
He noted that the BJP's vote share has increased, compared to 2015. He also expressed his hope that the Aam Admi Party would now move past 'blame game politics' and focus on governance.
"Thank you to all the voters of Delhi. Thank you to all the party workers for their hard work… We respect the mandate of people. @ArvindKejriwal congratulations to you," he posted on Twitter in Hindi.
Tiwari had previously asserted that his party will win more than 45 seats in the 70-member Assembly and form the government.
And then came the best part. On the BJP's divisive campaign, he said, "We don't do politics of hate. We are the people who talk of 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas'".
On Shaheen Bagh, he said, "We continue to oppose the road blockade by protesters. We don't want people to face inconvenience for 60 days because of protests and road blockades"
16:02 PM: I congratulate Arvind Kejriwal. The mandate given by the people of Delhi has shown that they will vote on work and development: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav
15:46 PM: I thank people of Delhi for reposing their faith in AAP for the third time. This the victory of the people who consider me as their son and voted for us: Arvind Kejriwal
15:39 PM: Watch LIVE, Arvind Kejriwal addressing party workers:
15:34 PM: I congratulate Arvind Kejriwal and the people of Delhi for AAP's victory in Delhi Polls 2020. People have shown that the country will be run by 'Jan Ki Baat', not 'Mann Ki Baat'. BJP called Kejriwal a terrorist but couldn't defeat him: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray
15:13 PM: People of Delhi have proven that Delhi's son Arvind Kejriwal isn't a terrorist but a true patriot. He's working for nation building, the work he's doing is what constitutes patriotism. What BJP is doing, isn't patriotism: Raghav Chadha
15:09 PM: I have congratulated Arvind Kejriwal. People have rejected BJP. Only development will work, CAA, NRC and NPR will be rejected: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
BJP MP from East Delhi, Gautam Gambhir: We accept #DelhiElectionResults and congratulate Arvind Kejriwal & the people of Delhi. We tried our best but, probably, we could not convince the people of the state. I hope Delhi develops under the chief ministership of Arvind Kejriwal. pic.twitter.com/GO4HG7s5fI— ANI (@ANI) February 11, 2020
15:04 PM: I accept the result. We will work hard and give a better performance in the next elections. If this election would have been on Education and Development, then Education Minister (Manish Sisodia) would not have been trailing: Parvesh Verma, BJP MP
14:59 PM: I congratulate Arvind Kejriwal ji. I also thank the people of Delhi who rejected the politics of hate, betrayal, and destruction. After the result of this election, BJP will not remember any Bagh: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav
Aam Aadmi Party's Manish Sisodia: I am happy to become the MLA from Patparganj assembly constituency again. BJP tried to do politics of hate but people of Delhi chose a government that works for the people. #DelhiElectionResults pic.twitter.com/sQ5UZLHHNA— ANI (@ANI) February 11, 2020
14:47 PM: Three seats where BJP is leading with a small margin
14:42 PM: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to speak at 3:30 PM
12:41 PM: Your son was called a "terrorist". Arvind Kejriwal was pained by the slur. It was said it's an India Pakistan match. Hindustan jeet Gaya! says Sanjay Singh to party workers.
12:34 PM: Aam Aadmi Party's Raghuvinder Shokeen leading from Nangloi Jat constituency, after sixth round of counting of votes.
Aam Aadmi Party leaders Sanjay Singh, ND Gupta and Sushil Gupta celebrate at party office as the party takes big lead according to official EC trends. Sanjay Singh says 'Aaj Hindustan jeet gaya' #DelhiElectionResults pic.twitter.com/AtxpRl7yXe— ANI (@ANI) February 11, 2020
12:25 PM: Aam Aadmi Party's Madan Lal leading from Kasturba Nagar after second round of counting
12:24 PM: AAP's Amanatullah Khan leading from Okhla constituency
12:20 AM: 91 percent votes to AAP candidate, Parlad Singh Sawhney, at Chandni Chowk to AAP
12:16 PM: Aam Aadmi Party's Madal Lal leading from Kasturba Nagar after second round of counting
12:10 PM: Congress leader Subhash Chopra takes responsibility for loss in Delhi Assembly election.
12:13 PM: AAP leading on 58 seats and Bharatiya Janata Party leading on 12 seats: EC trends
12:07 PM: BJP vote share going down. In the ECI trends, the BJP has got 39.2 percent vote share and AAP is at 53 percent.
12:01 PM: Cabinet minister, Satyendra Kumar Jain is leading with Shakur Basti with more than 2,000 votes
11:52 AM: Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia trailing from Patparganj with 1,576 votes
11:48 AM: AAP leader Atishi is leading from Kalkaji with 6 votes
11:47 AM: Aam Aadmi Party's Rajesh Rishi leading against Bharatiya Janata Party's Ashish Sood from Janakpuri, after 7 rounds of counting
11:37 AM: BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga trailing from Hari Nagar
11:34 AM: Aam Aadmi Party's Raj Kumari Dhillon leading against Bharatiya Janata Party's Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga from Hari Nagar constituency, after 5th round of counting.
11:29 AM: AAP leader Atishi leading from Kalkaji
11:25 AM: AAP leading on 55 seats, BJP on 15: ECI Trend
11:14 AM: Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia trailing from Patparganj
11:11 AM: AAP leading on 54 seats BJP on 16: ECI Trends
5 राउंड के बाद 22000 वोट से आगे चल रहा हूँ।— Amanatullah Khan AAP (@KhanAmanatullah) February 11, 2020
AAP candidate from Model Town, Akhilesh Pati Tripathi, who is leading over BJP's Kapil Mishra: I thank everyone who has expressed their confidence in Arvind Kejriwal. People want a govt that takes care of its citizens. People of Delhi have voted for development; I thank them. pic.twitter.com/rJb9QtxFGz— ANI (@ANI) February 11, 2020
10:59 AM: Aam Aadmi Party's Manish Sisodia at 4945 votes, BJP's Ravi Negi at 4983 votes from Patparganj assembly constituency
Congress MP AR Chowdhury: Everyone knew that Aam Aadmi Party will return to power for the third time. Congress's defeat will not send a good message. The victory of AAP against the Bharatiya Janata Party & its communal agenda is significant. pic.twitter.com/HD2vQhFfpn— ANI (@ANI) February 11, 2020
ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय।— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) February 11, 2020
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय।
हे ईश्वर! हमको असत्य से सत्य की ओर ले चलो। अंधकार से प्रकाश की ओर ले चलो। मृत्यु से अमरता के भाव की ओर ले चलो।
10:44 AM: ECI trends shows AAP leading on 50 seats and BJP on 18 seats
10:38 AM: Follow our live stream here:
10:31 AM: Aam Aadmi Party's Jarnail Singh leading from Tilak Nagar after first round of counting
10:28 AM: AAP's Parlad Singh Sawhney at 6043 votes, Congress's Alka Lamba at 157 votes and BJP's Suman Kumar Gupta at 67 votes.
10:28 AM: Aam Aadmi Party's Jarnail Singh leading from Tilak Nagar after first round of counting
10:26 AM: Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia leading by 72 votes only
10:24 AM: AAP leading on 41 seats BJP on 19: ECI
10:09 AM: Early trends show AAP leading on 51 seats, BJP on 19 and Congress is yet to open its account
10:07 AM: Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia leading in Patparganj
10:01 AM: Delhi CM and Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal leading by a margin of 2026 votes from New Delhi constituency
09:59 AM: Aam Aadmi Party's Raj Kumari Dhillon leading against BJP's Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga from Hari Nagar, after first round of counting
09:53 AM: BJP's Braham Singh leading by 214 votes from Okhla constituency over AAP's Amanatullah Khan
09:45 AM: Early trends suggest 50 seats for AAP, 20 for BJP and none for Congress
09:28 AM: BJP candidate leading on Balli Maran seat
09:26 AM: Official EC trends suggests Aam Aadmi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party leading on 4 seats each.
09:19 AM: Aam Aadmi Party's Raghuvinder Shokeen leading from Nangloi Jat constituency, after first round of counting of votes.
09:02 AM: One hour of vote counting, AAP leading on 53 seats
09:00 AM: BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga leading from Hari Nagar
08:58 AM: Congress opens account in early trends with Haroon Yusuf leading from Ballimaran
Sanjeev Kumar, Returning officer, AC-55 Trilokpuri: There are total 13 rounds of counting. Right now, postal ballots are being counted. The first round of counting will be completed by around 9 am. First trends will emerge around 10am . #DelhiElectionResults https://t.co/reOFvZn5qe pic.twitter.com/pcrnuGfs3L— ANI (@ANI) February 11, 2020
08:53 AM: Congress leader Alka Lamba trailing from Chandni Chowk AC
08:47 AM: In Delhi, around 2.33 lakh voters are in the age group of 18-19, 2.04 lakh voters are senior citizens aged 80, while there are 11,608 service voters.
08:41 AM: Raghav Chadha leading from Rajendra Nagar
08:36 AM: Early Trends suggests AAP leading on 49 seats, BJP on 13 seats
AAP reported leading on 35 seats whereas BJP leading on 12 seats
AAP's Amanatullah Khan is leading from Okhla.