50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party looks set for a resounding victory in the Delhi Assembly elections.

Updated16 Feb 2020, 03:14 AM IST
India
18 min read

Around 50 people from different walks of life who are 'Delhi ke Nirmata' and contributed to the development of the city during the last five years will share the stage with Kejriwal during his ceremony as special guests, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said on Saturday, 15 February.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday appointed Kejriwal as the new chief minister of Delhi after Aam Aadmi Party bagged 62 of the 70 seats in the recent Assembly elections.

The President has also appointed six MLAs as ministers of the Delhi government following the advice of the chief minister.

Snapshot
  • Kejriwal has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend his swearing-in ceremony on 16 February at Ramlila Maidan
  • Newly elected AAP MLAs elected Kejriwal as leader of legislature party after a meeting at his residence on Wednesday
  • AAP won the people’s mandate in Delhi, securing 62 seats in the 70-member Assembly
  • Mamata Banerjee, PM Narendra Modi, Prakash Javadekar, Kamal Haasan congratulated Arvind Kejriwal as AAP got its third victory

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12:29 PM, 10 Feb

Delhi Assembly Elections: Tight Security in Place Ahead of Counting on Tuesday

Tight security arrangements have been put in place at various centres across the national capital where the counting of votes polled in the high-stakes 8 February Delhi Assembly elections will take place on Tuesday, 11 February, according to PTI.

The counting centres are located at CWG Sports Complex in East Delhi, NSIT Dwarka in West Delhi, Meerabai Institute of Technology and GB Pant Institute of Technology in Southeast Delhi, Sir CV Raman ITI, Dheerpur in Central Delhi, and Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Bawana in North Delhi, among other places.

2:24 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Confident That BJP Will Win Delhi: Manoj Tiwari

BJP Delhi Chief Manoj Tiwari said he is confident that the BJP will win the Assembly elections. He told ANI, “I am not nervous. I am confident that it will be a good day for BJP. We are coming to power in Delhi today. Don't be surprised if we win 55 seats.”

2:28 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

We Have Worked For People in the Last 5 Years, Confident of AAP's Win: Manish Sisodia

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “We are confident of a win today because we have worked for people in the last 5 years.”

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
2:45 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Early Trends Show AAP Ahead of BJP

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking

Early trends show the Aam Aadmi Party has edge over the BJP in Delhi.

3:13 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Women in Shaheen Bagh Continue Silent Protest on Counting Day

Women in Shaheen Bagh are continuing their silent protest on counting day. One of them told The Quint, “We are neither happy with anyone’s victory nor sad with anyone’s defeat.”

3:16 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Delhi Election Results: Delhi Election Results: Kejriwal, Sisodia, Atishi Take Lead in Their Respective Constituencies

AAP bigwigs Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Amanatullah Khan, Atishi and Gopal Rai are leading in their respective constituencies.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
3:23 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Delhi Election Results: Tajinder Singh Bagga Leading From Hari Nagar Constituency

BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga is leading from Hari Nagar constituency, as per initial trends.

3:31 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Counting Stopped at Three Places

Counting of votes has been stopped at three places – Shakur Basti, Adarsh Nagar and Model Town, reported News18.

3:34 AM, 11 Feb

Early Trends Show AAP Leading in 44 Seats in Delhi

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
3:50 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Delhi Election Results: With Haroon Yusuf Leading in Ballimaran, Congress Now Ahead in 1 Seat

Congress’ Haroon Yusuf managed to open the kitty for his party by taking a lead in the Ballimaran constituency.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
3:59 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Delhi Election Results: Celebrations at AAP Headquarters in Delhi

Celebrations begin at Aam Aadmi Party office in Delhi after reports that party is leading in early trends.

4:00 AM, 11 Feb

Delhi Election Results: AAP's Saurabh Bhardwaj Leading With Narrow Margin

Aam Aadmi Party's Saurabh Bhardwaj leading with a margin of 1,505 votes from Greater Kailash constituency.

4:02 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Delhi Election Results: Congress' Alka Lamba Trailing in Chandni Chowk

Trends show Congress’ Alka Lamba trailing in Chandni Chowk constituency.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
4:10 AM, 11 Feb

Delhi Election Results: Atishi, Amanatullah Khan Trailing

Trends show AAP’s Atishi and Amanatullah Khan are now trailing in Kalkaji and Okhla constituencies, respectively. Earlier trends showed the BJP on the back foot in the same constituencies.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
4:21 AM, 11 Feb

Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga Now Trailing From Hari Nagar Constituency

Aam Aadmi Party's Raj Kumari Dhillon leading against BJP's Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga from Hari Nagar, after first round of counting.

4:29 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Dull Mood at Delhi BJP Headquarters

While BJP IT Cell Head Amit Malviya tweeted asking people to “not call out the Delhi election” till it is “all done and dusted”, the mood at the party headquarters seemed dull.

BJP spokesperson Harish Khurana told The Quint , "Unhappy with how people have voted on the issue of nationalism but will reavaluate our strategy."

4:36 AM, 11 Feb

Congress' Haroon Yusuf Loses Lead in Ballimaran

Congress loses its only lead in Ballimaran with Haroon Yusuf now trailing at the third spot.

4:43 AM, 11 Feb

Congress Spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill on Party's Performance

After Congress lost its only lead – in Ballimaran constituency – party spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill tweeted, “Clearly not a rosy political morning for Congress.”

4:48 AM, 11 Feb

There is Still Time, We Are Hopeful: Manoj Tiwari After Trends Show BJP Loss in Delhi Elections

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, who had earlier said he is confident of winning 55 seats, now says, “Trends indicate that there is a gap between AAP-BJP, there is still time. We are hopeful. Whatever the outcome, being the state chief I am responsible.”

4:59 AM, 11 Feb

AAP's Jairnal Singh Leads From Tilak Nagar

Aam Aadmi Party's Jarnail Singh leading from Tilak Nagar after first round of counting.

5:14 AM, 11 Feb

Arvind Kejriwal Leads by Over 4000 Votes in New Delhi

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
5:15 AM, 11 Feb

AAP Leading in Matia Mahal Seat

AAP's Shoaib Iqbal leading by over 9,500 votes on Matia Mahal seat, BJP's Ravinder Gupta second.

5:16 AM, 11 Feb

BJP Leading in Karawal Nagar Seat

AAP's Durgesh Pathak trailing by over 2,800 votes from Karawal Nagar seat, BJP's Mohan Singh Bisht in the lead.

5:20 AM, 11 Feb

BJP Leading in Mustafabad by 14,000 Votes

AAP's Haji Yunus trailing by over 14,000 votes in Mustafabad, BJP's Jagdish Pradhan leading.

5:22 AM, 11 Feb

Everyone Knew AAP Will Return to Power Again: Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

The Delhi Assembly election was a fight between "a giant and a pygmy" and the AAP is winning it despite the NDA government using all its might to wrest power in the national capital, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said on Tuesday.

"The common people have decided they will choose either BJP or AAP. It's a vote for the development agenda. The entire government, along with all its entire machinery, had been deployed in Delhi to win this election. From PM to grassroots workers, it's been a fight between a giant and a pygmy and the pygmy has won," he said.

5:40 AM, 11 Feb

Delhi Election Results: Atishi Wins Back Lead in Kalkaji Constituency

AAP’s Atishi has gained back her lead in Kalkaji constituency with a margin of 110.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
5:45 AM, 11 Feb

Delhi Election Results: AAP Leading in Karol Bagh by 10,000 Votes

AAP's Vishesh Ravi leading by over 10,000 votes from Karol Bagh, BJP's Yogender Chandoliya second.

5:53 AM, 11 Feb

Kapil Mishra Trailing in Model Town Constituency

Aam Aadmi Party's Akhilesh Pati Tripathi, who is leading over BJP’s Kapil Mishra in Model Town constituency, said, “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 and I thank them.”

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
5:57 AM, 11 Feb

Delhi Election Results: Manish Sisodia Trailing Behind BJP Candidate in Patparganj

Aam Aadmi Party's Manish Sisodia trailing behind BJP's Ravi Negi by 1427 votes, in Patparganj assembly constituency, after third round of counting.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
6:42 AM, 11 Feb

"I Take Responsibility": Delhi Cong Chief After Party's Dismal Performance

Delhi Congress Chief Subhash Chopra concedes defeat, says, “I take responsibility for the party's performance, we will analyse the factors behind this. Reason for the drop in our vote percentage is politics of polarization by both BJP and AAP.”

6:53 AM, 11 Feb

AAP's Amanatullah Khan Ahead in Okhla Again, Takes Massive Lead

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
7:08 AM, 11 Feb

AAP's Raghav Chadha Leads in Rajinder Nagar

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking

AAP's Raghav Chadha leads by over 15,000 votes from the Rajinder Nagar constituency.

7:11 AM, 11 Feb

Prashant Kishor Tweets on Delhi Election Results, Thanks Delhi For 'Standing Up'

I-PAC’s Prashant Kishor thanks Delhi “for standing up to protect the soul of India!”

7:17 AM, 11 Feb

Only Development Will Work, Not CAA-NRC: Mamata Banerjee on Delhi Elections Results

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “I have congratulated Arvind Kejriwal. People have rejected BJP. Only development will work, CAA, NRC and NPR will be rejected.”

7:27 AM, 11 Feb

'Hindustan Jeet Gaya': AAP's Sanjay Singh Hits Back at "Terrorist" Jibe

With the trends suggesting a third term for the AAP in Delhi, senior party leader Sanjay Singh said by giving a "massive mandate", people of the national capital have said that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is not a terrorist but a staunch nationalist.

Despite the BJP using all its might to wrest power in the national capital, the "son of Delhi" won, he said.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
7:30 AM, 11 Feb

Celebrations Underway at AAP Headquarters

7:37 AM, 11 Feb

"Maybe We Couldn't Convince the People of Delhi": BJP's Gautam Gambhir Concedes Defeat

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking

BJP MP Gautam Gambhir conceded defeat, stating that the party could not convince the people of Delhi. "We put in our best effort. Maybe we could not convince Delhi's public. In internal discussions, we will be able to understand where we lacked," said Gambhir, speaking to ANI.

7:43 AM, 11 Feb

Delhi Legislative Assembly Dissolved

Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday dissolved the Delhi Assembly, an official said.

"Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday dissolved the Sixth Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi with effect from February 11," the official said, as counting of votes in the Assembly election is underway.

"A new order will be issued for the formation of the Seventh Legislative Assembly after the final results come," the official said.

8:23 AM, 11 Feb

What Happened to BJP's Big Claims?: Kamal Nath After Congress' Dismal Performance

Commenting on Congress’ dismal performance, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath said, “We were already aware of it. The question is - what happened to BJP which was making big claims?”

8:26 AM, 11 Feb

If Election Would Have Been on Education, Sisodia Wouldn't Be Trailing: BJP's Parvesh Verma

BJP leader Parvesh Verma, who had earlier made hate speech against Shaheen Bagh protests, said on Tuesday, “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.”

8:48 AM, 11 Feb

Political Cartoons Flood Twitter After Trends Predict Big Kejriwal Win

8:48 AM, 11 Feb

'And the Rest is History': AAP Tweets After Trends Predict Their Victory

8:52 AM, 11 Feb

After Neck-and-Neck Fight in Patparganj, Manish Sisodia Regains Lead

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
8:55 AM, 11 Feb

After This Result, BJP Will Not Remember Any Bagh: SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said, “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.”

9:01 AM, 11 Feb

Kejriwal Celebrates Wife's Birthday With AAP Workers

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal celebrated his wife Sunita's birthday along with AAP workers, after trends show win for his party.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
(Photo: ANI)
9:18 AM, 11 Feb

"Thank You, Delhi": AAP's Atishi After Winning Kalkaji Seat

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking

AAP’s Atishi thanks voters of Delhi after winning Kalkaji seat. Speaking to NDTV, she said, "Even though early trends showed her trailing, the main vote that we get comes in the latter half. So I was confident that I will win the seat.”

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking

She added, “Kalkaji is one area where there has been a lot of work done on education.Because I have worked on education, it was obvious that I would choose this seat to fight the election.”

9:22 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Arvind Kejriwal to Address Party Workers, Media at 3.30 PM

As Election Commission trends predict clean sweep for the AAP, Arvind Kejriwal to address party workers and media at 3.30 pm.

9:32 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Manish Sisodia Wins Patparganj Seat By Close Margin

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia won the Partparganj seat in East Delhi after a tough fight against BJP's Ravinder Singh Negi.

After trailing initially, Sisodia wrested the seat in final rounds of counting.

9:58 AM, 11 Feb

AAP Wins From Patel Nagar, Sultanpur Majra Seats

AAP's Raaj Kumar Anand has won from Patel Nagar seat, by a margin of over 30,000 votes against BJP's Pravesh Ratn.

Meanwhile, AAP's Mukesh Kumar Ahlawat has won from Sultanpur Majra over the BJP candidate.

10:01 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

AAP's Raghav Chadha Wins From Rajinder Nagar

Raghav Chadha has won from Rajinder Nagar seat by over 20,000 votes, beating BJP's candidate Sardar RP Singh.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
10:03 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

AAP's Atishi Thanks People After Victory

After winning from Kalkaji, AAP's Atishi took to Twitter to thank the people of Delhi, saying that they would now make Kalkaji the best constituency in Delhi.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
10:14 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Beginning of New Kind of Politics: Kejriwal Addresses Media

“This is a win for every family whose children are going to school, whose family is getting good treatment in hospitals. People of Delhi have given birth to a new kind of politics. They have conveyed that vote will only go to the one who constructs schools, mohalla clinics, 24x7 electricity, water, roads. It’s the beginning of a new kind of politics,” CM-designate Kejriwal said on Tuesday.

"Dilli walon ghazab kar diya aap logon ne! I love you,” he said, thanking people for the victory.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
10:29 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

AAP's Abdul Rehman Wins From Seelampur Seat

AAP candidate Adbul Rehman defeats BJP's Kaushal Kumar Mishra from Seelampur Assembly constituency by 27,887 votes.

10:32 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

AAP Chalks Up Wins in Two More Constituencies

AAP's Ram Niwas Goel has won from Shahdara seat by over 5000 votes, beating out BJP's Sajya Goyal, while Ajay Dutt, also from AAP, has won in Ambedkar Nagar.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
10:37 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

BJP Wins Vishwas Nagar Seat

BJP has won it's first seat in the polls, with BJP's Om Prakash Sharma winning from Vishwas Nagar seat, beating out AAP's Deepak Singla by over 16000 votes.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
10:44 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Defeat of BJP's Narrative That Those Opposing Them Are Deshdrohi: Uddhav Thackeray

“It's the defeat of the narrative created by BJP that who ever opposes them are ‘deshdrohi’,” Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday.

As he congratulated Kejriwal on AAP’s performance, he also said that people have shown that the country will be run by 'Jan Ki Baat' and not 'Mann Ki Baat'.

“BJP called Kejriwal a terrorist but couldn't defeat him,” Thackeray further said.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
10:49 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

'Delhiites Have Given Birth to a New Kind of Politics': Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to thank the people of Delhi for showing him so much love. He also said that Delhiites had given birth to a new kind of politics, which he termed 'politics of work'.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
11:01 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

AAP Wins Deoli Seat

AAP's Prakash Jarwal wins Deoli seat by over 40,000 votes.

11:02 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

AAP Wins Mangolpuri Seat

AAP's Rakhi Birla beats BJP's Karam Singh Karma in Mangolpuri seat, wins by over 30,000 votes.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
11:03 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Akhilesh Pati Tripathi Beats Kapil Mishra in Model Town Seat

Akhilesh Pati Tripathi from AAP wins Model Town seat, beating out BJP's Kapil Mishra by over 11,000 votes.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
11:04 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

AAP Chalks Up Multiple Wins

AAP's Shiv Charan Goel has won in Moti Nagar seat, while Rituraj Govind wins Kirari seat by over 5000 seats, beating out BJP's Anil Jha.

AAP has also won the Mustafabad seat by over 20,000 votes and Narela seat by over 17,000 votes.

11:06 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

BJP President Nadda Congratulates Kejriwal and AAP

JP Nadda, National President of BJP, took to Twitter on Tuesday to say that the BJP respects the mandate given by the people of Delhi and that the party would play the role of the constructive Opposition. He also congratulated Kejriwal and his party.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
11:17 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari Addresses Media

“I thank the people of Delhi. I thank our party workers for their hard work, 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,” Manoj Tiwari said.

“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,” the Delhi BJP chief further added.

“Congress has been almost wiped out, their vote share has become half in comparison to 2015. When you work hard, and the results are not in favour, it feels bad. We'll keep working, that's what BJP is. There should be less blame game and more work,” he said.

11:27 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

AAP's Imran Hussain Wins From Ballimaran Seat

AAP's Imran Hussain wins from Ballimaran seat, beats BJP's Lata by over 36,000 votes.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
11:33 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

AAP Wins Greater Kailash & Hari Nagar Seats

AAP's Saurabh Bhardwaj has won from the Greater Kailash seat by over 16,000 votes.

Meanwhile, AAP's Raj Kumari Dhillon has won from Hari Nagar seat, beating BJP's candidate Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
11:46 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

AAP Chalks Up More Wins

AAP has won from Kasturba Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Matia Mahal and Madipur, Nangloi Jat, Seemapuri and Rithala seats, among others.

11:47 AM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

BJP Wins Ghonda Seat

BJP has won its second seat, with Ajay Mahawar beating AAP's Shirdutt Sharma by over 28,000 votes in Ghonda.

12:04 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

AAP Wins Badli Seat

AAP's Ajesh Yadav has won from Badli seat by over 29,000 votes.

12:12 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

BJP Chalks Up Third Victory, Wins Rohtas Nagar Seat

BJP's Jitender Mahajan wins from Rohtas Nagar seat, beating AAP's Sarita Singh by over 13,000 votes.

12:18 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Kejriwal, Sisodia Offer Prayers at Hanuman Temple

Arvind Kejriwal, his wife Sunita Kejriwal and party leader Manish Sisodia offered prayers at Hanuman Temple in Connaught Place on Tuesday.

12:32 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Rahul Gandhi Congratulates Arvind Kejriwal

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
12:49 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

AAP Wins Janakpuri, Jangpura, Malviya Nagar Seats

AAP's Pawan Sharma has won from Adarsh Nagar, beating BJP's Raj Kumar Bhatia, while AAP's Bhupinder Singh Joon beat BJP's Sat Prakash Rana to win Bijwasan.

Meanwhile, Rajesh Rishi from AAP won from Janakpuri seat, while Surendra Kumar, also from AAP, won from Gokalpur seat.

AAP has also won Jangpura and Malviya Nagar seats.

1:00 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Rajnath Singh Congratulates Kejriwal on Win, Latter Responds

Rajnath Singh congratulated Arvind Kejriwal on the AAP’s performamnce in the Delhi polls. Kejriwal also responded to his tweet, thanking him.

1:01 PM, 11 Feb

'Hanuman Chalisa' Helped AAP Win Delhi Polls: BJP Leader

Arvind Kejriwal reciting 'Hanuman Chalisa' helped his party win the Delhi Assembly elections, Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina said on Tuesday.

"Kejriwal won the Delhi polls because of Hanuman ji as he recited the Hanuman Chalisa and was blessed by Lord Hanuman otherwise he would not have won," Raina told reporters.

Reacting to the landslide victory of the AAP in Delhi, he said the vote percentage of his party also increased manifold.

"He (Kejriwal) remembered Hanuman for the first time and recited Hanuman Chalisa and he was blessed by the Pawan Putra," he said.

1:04 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

PM Modi Congratulates Arvind Kejriwal, AAP on Delhi Polls Victory

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking

Reacting to PM Modi's words, Kejriwal said he looked forward to working closely with the Centre.

1:24 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

AAP's Gopal Rai Wins From Babarpur Seat

AAP candidate Gopal Rai has won from Babarpur seat, beating BJP's Naresh Gaur by over 33,000 votes.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
1:37 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

AAP Chalks Up Wins in More Seats

AAP has won the Chhatarpur seat and the Kondli seat. AAP has also chalked up wins in Mehrauli, Mundka, RK Puram and Rajouri Garden.

1:38 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

BJP's Vijender Gupta Wins From Rohini

BJP's Vijender Gupta has won from the Rohini seat, beating AAP's Rajesh Nama Bansiwala by over 12,000 votes.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking

BJP has also won the Gandhi Nagar seat, with Anil Kumar Bajpai beating AAP's Naveen Chaudhary. The party also won the Karawal Nagar seat.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
1:50 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Kamal Haasan Congratulates Arvind Kejriwal on Winning Delhi

2:01 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

AAP Wins Delhi Cant, Karol Bagh and Chandni Chowk

AAP has won the Delhi Cantonment seat, the Karol Bagh seat and the Chandni Chowk seat.

2:10 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

More Wins for AAP

AAP has chalked up wins in Tilak Nagar, Tri Nagar, Trilokpuri, Tughlakabad, Uttam Nagar, Vikaspuri and Wazirpur.

2:16 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Prakash Javadekar Congratulates Arvind Kejriwal

Prakash Javadekar congratulated Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, saying that the people of Delhi have taken their decision and that BJP would respect that decision.

2:20 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Delhi Polls: 63 Congress Candidates Lose Deposits

Congress' performance in the Delhi Assembly elections touched a record low with the party bagging less than 5 percent votes and 63 of its candidates losing their deposits.

The party, which ruled Delhi for 15 years on the trot under former chief minister Sheila Dikshit, failed to open its account for the second consecutive time in the Delhi Assembly elections.

Only three candidates – Arvinder Singh Lovely from Gandhi Nagar, Devender Yadav from Badli and Abhishek Dutt from Kasturba Nagar – could save their deposits.

The Congress contested the polls this time in alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal, fighting on 66 seats and leaving four for its ally.

The security deposit of a candidate is forfeited if he/she fails to secure one-sixth of the total valid votes cast in a constituency.

Most of the Congress candidates got less than five per cent of the total votes polled in their respective constituencies.

2:22 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Delhi Polls: Celebrations at AAP Office as Trends Show Thumping Victory for Party

Carrying blue and white balloons, buntings and giant cut-outs of their leader Arvind Kejriwal, AAP workers celebrated at the party headquarters on Tuesday as the party headed towards a massive victory in the Delhi Assembly polls.

Grooving to the tunes of the party's campaign song — 'Lage Raho Kejriwal' — and drumbeats, hundreds of AAP workers celebrated at the party office.

As the party's tally went up, AAP supporters hugged each other and offered 'ladoos' amid a surcharged atmosphere.

Several supporters draped themselves in the Tricolour and flashed victory signs as the giant screen showed the party's surge.

The party workers interpreted the AAP show as the victory of development works.

2:35 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

EC Declares Arvind Kejriwal Winner of New Delhi Seat

The Election Commission has declared Arvind Kejriwal the winner of the New Delhi seat. Kejriwal beat BJP's candidate Sunil Kumar Yadav by over 21,000 votes.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
2:47 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

BJP's Abhay Verma Wins Laxmi Nagar by 880 Votes

BJP has chalked up a win in Laxmi Nagar seat, where the party candidate Abhay Verma has beaten the AAP candidate Nitin Tyagi by a slim margin of 880 votes. Tyagi was the sitting candidate in the constituency.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
3:03 PM, 11 Feb
KEY EVENT

Subhash Chopra Resigns as Delhi Congress Chief

Subhash Chopra tenders his resignation from the post of Delhi Congress chief, reports ANI.

“I take the responsibility for the debacle of the party in the Delhi Assembly polls. I had less time, but still I put all my efforts. I have never seen such politics in Delhi ever, where voters got influenced by the advertisements done by AAP and voted for it,” Chopra said.

3:33 PM, 11 Feb
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Ajit Pawar Congratulates Arvind Kejriwal

Ajit Pawar on Tuesday congratulated Arvind Kejriwal on winning the Assembly elections in Delhi.

3:44 PM, 11 Feb
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AAP's Kailash Gahlot Wins Najafgarh Seat

AAP's Kailash Gahlot has won from Najafgarh seat, beating BJP's Ajeet Singh Kharkhari by a margin of 6231 votes.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
3:45 PM, 11 Feb
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Amanatullah Khan Wins Okhla By Massive Margin

AAP's Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan has won the seat by a massive margin of over 71,000 votes, beating BJP's Braham Singh.

Meanwhile, AAP's candidate Gulab Singh has won from the Matiala seat, beating the BJP candidate Rajesh Gahlot by over 28,000 votes. AAP has also won the Bawana seat.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
4:05 PM, 11 Feb
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Arvind Kejriwal Receives MLA Certificate From Returning Officer

4:17 PM, 11 Feb
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BJP Wins Badarpur Seat by Margin of 3719

BJP has won the Badarpur seat, with Ramvir Singh Bidhuri beating AAP's candidate Ram Singh Netaji by a margin of 3719. This takes their tally of seats to eight.

4:20 PM, 11 Feb
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AAP Wins Burari & Palam Seats

AAP has won the Burari seat by a margin of over 88,000 votes and the Palam seat by over 32,000 votes.

4:35 PM, 11 Feb
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Delhi Polls: AAP Wins Timarpur, Takes Total to 62 Seats

EC has declared the last remaining seat of Timarpur as having been won by AAP's Dilip Pandey, who beat BJP candidate Surinder Pal Singh by over 24,000 votes.

4:46 PM, 11 Feb
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Delhi Polls Results: AAP Wins 62 Seats, BJP Gets 8 as EC Declares All 70 Seats

AAP has won 62 seats and the BJP has chalked up victory in eight seats in the Delhi Assembly polls, according to Election Commission data.

4:47 PM, 11 Feb
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Meeting of Newly Elected AAP MLAs on Wednesday

A meeting of newly elected AAP MLAs will be held at CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Wednesday at 11.30 am, AAP leader Gopal Rai has said.

5:53 AM, 12 Feb
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Kejriwal to Take Oath as Chief Minister on 16 February at Ramlila Maidan

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal to take oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi on Sunday, 16 February at Ramlila Maidan.

6:04 AM, 12 Feb
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Kejriwal Concludes Meeting With Lt Governor, to Meet MLAs Shortly

CM-designate and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has arrived at his residence, after meeting Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal at the Raj Niwas.

He will shortly meet with his newqly-elected MLAs at his residence.

7:30 AM, 12 Feb

Delhi Congress In-Charge PC Chacko Resigns Owing to Remarks Against Sheila Dikshit

Delhi Congress in-charge, PC Chacko, on Wednesday 12 February, has tendered his resignation after the Congress leader came under fire over his remarks for late Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, where he said that the downfall of Congress in the national capital started when Shiela Dikshit was the chief minister.

8:00 AM, 12 Feb

I am a Proud Delhi Citizen: Manish Sisodia After AAP's Massive Win

AAP leader Manish Sisodia, who won from the Patparganj constituency on Tuesday, 11 February, addressed the media today, saying that he is a proud Delhi citizen and a political worker.

Further, Sisodia also announced that all the elected MLAs will take oath along with Arvind Kejriwal on 16 February.

11:01 AM, 12 Feb

Manoj Tiwari Offers to Resign

After meeting the newly elected BJP MLAs in delhi, state party chief Manoj Tiwari offered to resign from his post on Wednesday, 12 February, IANS reported.

11:23 AM, 12 Feb

Manish Sisodia Holds 'Dhanyawad Roadshow' in Patparganj

Newly-elected AAP MLA Manish Sisodia held a 'Dhanyawad Roadshow' in Jawahar Mohalla in Patparganj constituency.

“I have constructed roads and sewers here in the past 5 years. I'll continue to work in welfare of the people,” he said.

11:24 AM, 12 Feb

'Terrorist an Appropriate term for Kejriwal': Delhi BJP MLA OP Sharma

OP Sharma, newly-elected BJP MLA from Delhi's Vishwas Nagar said that ‘terrorist’ is an appropriate term to describe CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal.

“Arvind Kejriwal is a corrupt man, he sympathises with terrorists, plays role of Pakistan Army spokesman, raises questions on Indian Army and supports tukde-tukde gang. Indeed, terrorist is the appropriate term for him,” he said.

12:18 PM, 12 Feb

'We Need to Struggle Harder': Priyanka Gandhi on Delhi Polls Debacle

Commenting on the results of Delhi elections, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that the party needs to work harder.

“What people do is always correct.These are trying times for us. We need to struggle harder and we will,” she said.

12:18 PM, 12 Feb

Members of Former AAP Cabinet to Take Oath as Ministers, Portfolio allocation Later

All Delhi ministers will again take oath as ministers in the new term, ANI reported quoting sources. Portfolio allocation will reportedly be done later.

3:11 PM, 12 Feb

Shakti Sinh Gohil Made Interim Delhi Congress Chief

Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi accepts resignation of Delhi Congress Chief Subhash Chopra and State Party Incharge PC Chacko. Shakti Sinh Gohil has been appointment interim AICC incharge of Delhi.

1:01 PM, 13 Feb

‘My Assessment of Delhi Elections Was Wrong’: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah, commenting on the Delhi Election results said that his assessment of polls was wrong and that the results weren't a reflection of people's mandate on CAA and NRC.

8:06 AM, 14 Feb

Delhi CM-Elect Kejriwal Invites PM Modi for Swearing-In Ceremony

Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend his swearing-in ceremony, ANI reported on Friday.

9:00 AM, 14 Feb

Preparations Underway for Kejriwal's Swearing-In Ceremony

Preparations are underway for the swearing-in ceremony of CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal at Ramlila Ground.

50 ‘Special Guests’ to Share Stage During Kejriwal’s Oath-Taking
(Photo: ANI) 
1:55 PM, 14 Feb

AAP to Contest All Local Body Polls Across India: Gopal Rai

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Gopal Rai told PTI that the party would contest all local body elections across India to expand its footprint.

The former minister in the Delhi cabinet, said that the party would convene a meeting of its leaders across India on Sunday to deliberate on its strategy.

3:38 PM, 14 Feb
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President Appoints Kejriwal as Delhi CM; 6 Ministers to Take Oath

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday, 14 February, appointed Arvind Kejriwal as the new Chief Minister of Delhi after his Aam Aadmi Party bagged 62 of the 70 seats in the recent Delhi Assembly elections, reported PTI.

According to an official notification, the President has also appointed six MLAs as ministers of the Delhi government following the advice of the chief minister.

The six ministers who will take oath along with Kejriwal on February 16 are Manish Sisodia, Satyender Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain and Rajenda Gautam.

4:39 PM, 14 Feb

Elaborate Security Arrangements for CM's Swearing-In Ceremony: Police

The Delhi Police has made elaborate security arrangements and issued a traffic advisory for the oath-taking ceremony of chief minister-elect Arvind Kejriwal at the Ramlila Ground in Delhi on 16 February, officials said today, reported PTI.

Around 2,000 to 3,000 security personnel from Delhi Police and the para military will be stationed in the national capital as part of the security arrangements.

The ceremony is scheduled to take place at 10 am on Sunday at the Ramlila Ground and traffic regulations will be in place in the area from 8 am to 2 pm, they said.

2:39 AM, 15 Feb

Heads of All Schools to Attend Kejriwal's Swearing-In On 16 Feb

The Delhi Directorate of Education has asked the heads of all schools to attend Kejriwal’s swearing-in ceremony on 16 February.

“All Heads of Schools are requested to attend oath ceremony of Delhi CM on Feb 16 along with 20 teachers including Vice Principals,Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Coordinators, Happiness Coordinators & Teacher Development Coordinators mandatorily,” the notice read.

3:35 AM, 15 Feb

Delhi Traffic Police Issues Traffic Advisory Ahead of Swearing-In

The advisory mentions restrictions and diversions in the capital on 16 February.
The advisory mentions restrictions and diversions in the capital on 16 February.
(image: Delhi Traffic Police)

Delhi Traffic Police issued an advisory ahead of the swearing-in of the Delhi Govt. scheduled at Ram Leela Ground on 16 February.

8:44 AM, 15 Feb

Arvind Kejriwal Calls Meeting to Chalk Out Future Roadmap for Delhi

Delhi CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal has invited cabinet minister designates for dinner today, to discuss government’s priorities and tasks for the coming three months, and to focus on the roadmap to make Delhi a global city.

2:40 PM, 15 Feb

Multi-Level Security Arrangements for Kejriwal's Oath-Taking Ceremony

A multi-level security arrangement will be in place on Sunday for the oath-taking ceremony of chief minister-elect Arvind Kejriwal at the Ramlila Maidan.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 am and traffic regulations will be in place in the area from 8 am to 2 pm.

The officials said 2,000 to 3,000 personnel from the Delhi Police and paramilitary forces, including the CRPF, will be deployed as part of the security arrangements.

Drones are likely to be used for surveillance.

3:12 PM, 15 Feb

Kejriwal Meets Cabinet Minister Designates for Dinner at His Residence

CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal and Cabinet Minister designates meet at his residence for dinner to discuss government's priorities and tasks for the coming three months and to focus on the roadmap to make Delhi a global city.

3:38 PM, 15 Feb

Kejriwal's Swearing-in: 50 'Special Guests' to Share Stage with AAP Chief

Around 50 people from different walks of life who are 'Delhi ke Nirmata' and contributed to the development of the city during the last five years will share the stage with Kejriwal during his ceremony as special guests, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said.

Published: 11 Feb 2020, 01:21 AM IST

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