New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Friday took a dig at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for alleging that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were rigged to help the BJP win MCD polls.
Addressing the newly-elected BJP corporators in the national capital, Shah said, “Arvind Kejriwal may term it victory of EVMs, but Delhi's mandate is the nation's mandate".
Further hitting out at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor, the BJP president quipped: Kejriwalji might blame EVMs for our victory, but to know the real reason behind AAP's defeat in Delhi civic polls, he should meet BJP booth in-charges.
“BJP's victory in Delhi civic polls is a stepping stone and marks the end of anarchy,” Shah asserted.
"MCD election results have laid the foundation for the BJP's win in the next assembly elections in Delhi," Shah said with a loud cheer from the party members.
Decimating Opposition, the BJP on Wednesday swept the MCD polls, retaining its ten-year hold on the capital's three civic bodies.
The BJP won 181 of the 270 wards, way above the halfway mark to secure control of all the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi - North, South and East. The BJP won 64 of 103 wards in North, 70 of 104 in South and 47 of 63 in East.
The AAP led by CM Kejriwal could manage wins in just 48 wards and the Congress was way behind with 30 seats.