New Delhi: Germany's Ambassador to India, Michael Steiner, on Tuesday congratulated Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for his landslide victory in Delhi, and said the assembly polls results show that the Indian voter can never be taken for granted.
"Yes, I have seen the future Chief Minister several times, he is an impressive personality. I have already congratulated him this morning wishing him all the luck he needs," said Steiner.
"This confirms my conviction that the Indian voter can never be taken for granted. The Indian democracy is well alive and kicking," he added.
In a major setback for the BJP and the Congress, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party won an unprecedented 67 seats out of the 70 assembly seats up for grabs today.
The BJP, which was relying heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity and had also brought in former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as its chief ministerial candidate to counter Kejriwal, managed to secure just three seats.
The Congress, which had ruled the national capital for 15 years up to 2013 and was trying to rebuild its lost ground in Delhi, lost from every seat it contested.