Addressing his supporters in Delhi, Kejriwal said, “Punjab waleo, tussi kamaal kar ditta (People of Punjab, you did a great job).”
New Delhi: In a landslide victory for the Aam Aadmi Party in the more or less bipolar Punjab election, the party managed to bag 92 of the 117 Assembly seats. Congratulating Bhagwant Mann, Delhi Chief Minister and party supremo Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter and thanked the people of Punjab for the “revolution” in the state.
Addressing his supporters in Delhi, Kejriwal said, “Punjab waleo, tussi kamaal kar ditta (People of Punjab, you did a great job).” Amid chants of “Kejriwal zidabaad”, the Delhi CM said, “Punjab’s verdict has shaken several big chairs…There was revolution first in Delhi, now in Punjab and soon it will spread across the country.”
In terms of vote share, AAP managed to bag around 42.01% votes, Congress has 22.98% and BJP has 6.6%. Meanwhile, AAP’s chief ministerial candidate, Bhagwant Mann won from the Dhuri seat with a margin of 58,206 votes against Congress candidater Dalvir Singh Goldy.
The AAP managed to crush almost all Congress bastions, an example of which was seen in the defeat of Punjab CM and Congress candidate Charanjit Singh Channi. The CM fought from two constituencies — Chamkaur Sahib and Bhadaur — and in both the seats he faced defeat in the hands of AAP candidates.
In Chamkaur Sahib, Channi lost to AAP Charanjit Singh and won 7,942 votes while in Bhadaur, he lost to AAP’s Labh Singh Ugoke by 37,558 votes.
Mann took to Twitter after the victory. Check his tweet here:
In Punjab, as many as 117 Assembly seats were up for the grabs. The voting for these seats had taken place in a single phase on February 17. Since majority of the exit polls had predicted a victory for AAP in this polls, all eyes were on its chief ministerial candidate.