2/10/2015 4:19:27 PM
|written By : Staff Reporter|
In a landslide victory, Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party has swept the Delhi assembly by winning 67 of the 70 seats contested, according to latest updates. Prime Minister Narendra Modi could not lend any shine with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party getting just 3 seats. Its star candidate and projected Chief Minister, Kiran Bedi too lost from the Krishna Nagar constituency. The Congress, meanwhile, has been completely wiped out.
Gaining power in India's states is critical to control of the upper house of Parliament. The BJP is currently handicapped as it does not have a majority in the Rajya Sabha, and has been thwarted in its effort to move reform legislations, including wider opening of the insurance sector.
Modi has admitted defeat in Delhi state elections and congratulated Arvind Kejriwal. He has also promised to support the state administration. Kejriwal told cheering party supporters on Tuesday that the "people of Delhi have achieved something spectacular". "With the help of people, we will make Delhi a city which both poor and rich will feel proud of," he said.