Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party was on course to script history as the party was headed towards a landslide victory with a lead in a staggering 60 seats in the 70-member assembly while its nearest rival BJP was reduced to single digits.
The Congress was headed for naught while INLD was ahead in 1 seat.
AAP chief Kejriwal 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.
“In this election it was a referendum on Arvind Kejriwal. That’s how people of Delhi saw it. I think people have certainly voted for Kejriwal. It was a referendum of AAP’s 49 days in office and its performance. People felt they should be given a chance,” he said.
Hailing AAP’s performance, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Baneerjee called the election result of Delhi a turning point in the country’s political situation.
“Delhi election is a turning point of the present political situation. Shows political vendetta has no place in a democracy. Country needed this change,” she said in a tweet.