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AAP congratulates BJP, hopes Modi would do ‘good work’
A deserted view outside the AAP office in New Delhi on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

AAP congratulates BJP, hopes Modi would do ‘good work’

24 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:This afternoon when the BJP crossed the tally of 350 seats in the Lok Sabah elections 2019, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) congratulated the saffron party for its victory and said it hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would do "good work" in the next inning of his government at the Centre.

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Syed Ali Ahmed
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, May 23

This afternoon when the BJP crossed the tally of 350 seats in the Lok Sabah elections 2019, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) congratulated the saffron party for its victory and said it hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would do "good work" in the next inning of his government at the Centre.

The BJP was leading in all seven seats in the national capital, with three of its candidates ahead by over one lakh while the Congress and the AAP were trailing at the second spot in five and two seats, respectively.

"In democracy, mandate of the people is considered to be very powerful. We respect the mandate of India and congratulate the BJP for its victory. We offer Prime Minister Narendra Modi best wishes for his future tenure. We hope he would do good work in his future tenure," AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said.

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, who contested from the North East Delhi constituency against Cogress veteran and former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and AAP's Dilip Pandey, was leading with approximately 54% votes.

Very disappointing, we should have won: Dikshit

Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit conceded her party's defeat in the Lok Sabha polls 2019 in the national capital, terming the loss "very disappointing", and congratulated the BJP for its spectacular performance.

The BJP won all the seven seats that was unexpected, she said.

"It is very disappointing, we should have won," she said.

Dikshit, who was defeated in North East Delhi, expressed satisfaction that the Congress pushed the Aam Aadmi Party to the third place on five seats - West Delhi, New Delhi, North-East, Chandni Chowk and East Delhi.

"That is a very good thing, we welcome it," she said.

Dikshit was defeated by BJP candidate Manoj Tiwari. She was voted only 4,21,697 (28.9%) votes against Tiwari who was voted 7,87,799 votes (53.9 per cent).

She said Delhi party leaders will meet in coming days and discuss steps needed in view of her party's dismal performance in the election.

People reposed faith in Modi government: Tiwari

Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwar said the victory achieved in 2019 was historic and this overwhelming mandate was the repetition of the 2014 mandate.

The interesting point in North East Delhi was that Tiwari and Dikshit both was chief of their party's Delhi unit.

The people have appreciated the tremendous amount of work done by the government under the leadership of Narendra Modi and hence have given a clear mandate to the BJP. This grand victory is the stamp of democracy that the people of India has put on the developmental work done by the Prime Minister in the past five years.

Tiwari said the people of the country had reposed the faith in the Modi government and have admitted to the very fact that "Modi hai to mumkin hai".

Counting of votes conducted peacefully

24 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi was concluded in peaceful manner as the security was beefed up in and around the counting centres in the seven parliamentary constituencies of the national capital.

People give mandate to Modi govt: Sirsa

24 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:DSGMC president and national spokesperson for the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) Manjinder Singh Sirsa said winning 351 seats by the BJP and its alliance parties in the Lok Sabha elections 2019 proved that electorates of the country had put their stamp on the work done by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government.

45,478 opt for NOTA

24 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:A total number of 45,595 votes were polled under none of the above (NOTA) category in all seven Lok Sabha seats, according to the Election Commission record.

Robber nabbed after encounter

24 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:A robber, identified as Arshu (22), has been arrested by special cell after an exchange of firing with the special cell.

Married woman gangraped

23 May 2019 | 7:45 AM

A married woman was allegedly gangraped at an isolated spot in the Maidan Garhi area, a police official said today.

BJP order kamal burfis to celebrate win tomorrow

23 May 2019 | 7:45 AM

Buoyed by exit polls predicting a sweeping victory for the BJP in Delhi, the party's unit has ordered delicacies like 'motichoor cakes' and 'kamal barfis', a day before counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls.

550th Parkash Utsav: DSGMC to adopt 550 needy students, says Sirsa

23 May 2019 | 7:45 AM

NEW DELHI:DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa said on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev the committee will adopt 550 poor and needy students.

2 workers die after inhaling toxic gas

23 May 2019 | 7:45 AM

NEW DELHI:Two workers of a wheat flour mill died after inhaling a toxic gas when they went to clean a tank in Keshav Puram, a police official said.

Man kills father over property dispute; chops body into 25 pieces

23 May 2019 | 7:45 AM

NEW DELHI:A man was arrested yesterday for killing his 48-year-old disabled father.

Counting of votes: Traffic police issues advisory

Counting of votes: Traffic police issues advisory

23 May 2019 | 7:45 AM

NEW DELHI:Security has been beefed up in and around the counting centres in the seven parliamentary constituencies of the national capital.

Hindu Rao doctors call off strike

Hindu Rao doctors call off strike

22 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:The resident doctors of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation-run Hindu Rao hospital called off their indefinite strike today, as an "arrangement" was reached to disburse their dues, the hospital authority said.

Gym trainer shot dead

22 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:A 27-year-old gym trainer was shot dead by three assailants at Najafgarh this evening.

Jailed gangsters make presence felt

22 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:The recent incident of daylight gang war near the Dwarka Mor Metro Station has once again opened the eyes of the active cell of the Delhi Police.

Man held with pistol, bullets in Metro

22 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:A man was apprehended at the Delhi Gate Metro Station here today for allegedly carrying a pistol and two live bullet rounds in his bag, a CISF official said.

‘59 pvt schools operating on DDA land allowed to increase fees by 5-10%’

22 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:The Directorate of Education, Delhi government, has permitted 59 private schools operating on the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) land to increase fee by 5-10 per cent, sources said.

Harkrishan Hospital to have latest machines for cancer

22 May 2019 | 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Latest machines were inaugurated in Guru Harkrishan Hospital located adjacent to Gurdwara Bala Sahib on outer Ring Road near Sarai Kale Khan run by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC).

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