PM Narendra Modi congratulates Arvind Kejriwal, assures Centre's support to Delhi govt
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal and congratulated him for party's victory in Delhi Assembly Elections.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday telephoned Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal and congratulated him for party's victory in Delhi Assembly Elections.
While congratulating the AAP chief, the PM assured Centre's full support Centre to the Delhi government.
The PM has also invited Kejriwal for tea.
Spoke to @ArvindKejriwal & congratulated him on the win. Assured him Centre's complete support in the development of Delhi.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 10, 2015
Kejriwal will meet PM Modi at 7 Race Course Road later today, reports said.
PM Modi had vociferously attacked Kejriwal during election campaigning calling him a 'naxalite'.
Kejriwal-led AAP was on course to script history as the party was headed towards a landslide victory with a lead in a staggering 55 seats in the 70-member Assembly while its nearest rival BJP was ahead in only 12 seats.
The Congress was leading in only one seat while INLD was ahead in another seat.
The AAP chief was leading in the prestigious New Delhi constituency while BJP's Chief Ministerial nominee Kiran Bedi was trailing in Krishna Nagar seat, considered a traditional stronghold of the party.
The worst news for the BJP came from Krishna Nagar constituency where its chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi, personally picked by PM Modi, trailed to the AAP.
The BJP was forging ahead in just a dozen seats, far less than the 31 it won in December 2013.
The Congress, which was reduced to eight seats last time, was headed for a rout.
The AAP swept all across the capital, including both in the middle class areas and low income neighbourhoods, virtually decimating the BJP.