AAP did really well in Delhi elections, should be acknowledged: D Raja

Commenting on the Assembly Elections results, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja on Monday said that performance of the Aam Aadmi Party must be acknowledged.

Last Updated: Dec 09, 2013, 10:43 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Commenting on the Assembly Elections results, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja on Monday said that performance of the Aam Aadmi Party must be acknowledged.

Praising the new political outfit, Raja said that AAP did really well and presented itself as an alternative to both Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The CPI leader was very critical of the Congress and said that the verdict of the people is clearly against the ruling party and its policies and the main Opposition party took full advantage of this.

Delhi threw up a hung Assembly on Sunday after a bitterly fought three-way election that crushed the Congress and brought the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) within handshaking distance of power, denying it a clear victory because of a spectacular showing by the debutant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

The BJP`s (31 seats) celebrations were muffled by the fact that it did not have a clear majority in the 70-member Assembly, with the AAP winning a stunning 28 seats and the Congress relegated to a poor third with eight seats.

The BJP registered a sweeping victory in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and retained Chhattisgarh. It emerged as the single largest party in Delhi.