MCD polls 2017: Arvind Kejriwal congratulates BJP, says looking forward to working for betterment of Delhi
Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday congratulated BJP for victory in MCD polls.
Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday congratulated BJP for retaining the three municipal corporations in the national capital for the third term in a row.
"I congratulate BJP on their victory in all three MCDs. My government looks forward to working with MCDs for the betterment of Delhi," the Aam Aadmi Party leader tweeted.
I congratulate BJP on their victory in all 3 MCDs. My govt looks forward to working wid MCDs for the betterment of Delhi
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 26, 2017
The BJP handed a humiliating defeat to the AAP and the Congress and swept the municipal corporation elections.
While the BJP credited its continued electoral success to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the AAP reiterated its allegations that EVMs were rigged in favour of the BJP - an accusation it has been levelling since its defeat in Punjab and Goa assembly polls.
The Congress drubbing saw its Delhi unit Chief Ajay Maken announcing his resignation from the post owning up moral responsibility for the defeat, while veteran party leader and former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit put the onus of defeat squarely on local leaders.
The AAP's defeat comes more than two years after the Delhi Assembly elections where it humiliated the BJP, winning 67 of the 70 Delhi assembly polls.
(With IANS inputs)