Big blow to BJP’s communal agenda

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is set for a third term in power as Aam Aadmi Party wins with thumping majority

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is set for a third term in power as Aam Aadmi Party wins with thumping majority.

This victory is a strong slap on the face of BJP's communal agenda.

Most of the BJP campaigners gave loud communal cries and hate speeches.

The BJP's campaign saw heavyweights such as Home Minister Amit Shah take to the streets to woo voters.

Delhi voters have clearly rejected  BJP's divisive formula and loudmouth leaders.

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that Arvind Kejriwal's victory in the Delhi Assembly polls is a triumph of the development agendas ......and the end of the communal agenda with Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) defeat.

Chowdhury also said that he is unhappy as the Congress party has not been able to maintain its existence.

Kejriwal fought the election on the agenda of   government-run schools, affordable neighbourhood clinics, and cheap water and electricity.

He also consistently campaigned for greater autonomy for the state...... as control of its police force and land still rest with the federal government.

The party's win is a vindication of the fact that they chose to campaign hard on..."governance and development", and refrain from "divisive politics",said the AAP workers.

The BJP, on the other hand, centred its campaign on a peaceful protest in Shaheen Bagh...

... a largely Muslim neighbourhood - against India's controversial new citizenship law.

The BJP painted the protesters - largely comprising thousands of Muslim women - as dangerous traitors...

...who wanted nothing less than the fragmentation of the country. And they alleged that AAP was supporting them.

Two MPs campaigning for BJP were removed from a list of "star campaigners" for their comments...

... which included telling supporters to "shoot the traitors".

Polarisation is a tried and tested method that has won the BJP elections in the past.

But now the citizens have turned down the communal forces.

AAP's Amanatullah Khan has comfortably won Okhla, a seat that includes Shaheen Bagh.

AAP's  win is proof that "real nationalism is to work for the people ," Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.

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