Delhi has chosen Arvind Kejriwal and AAP again. The BJP is a distant second. Congress could face a wipe out.
AAP's Ram Nivas Goyal likely to be Delhi Assembly Speaker. Arvind Kejriwal's new Delhi cabinet to include four new faces - Kapil Sharma, Jitendra Tomar, Sandeep Kumar and Asim Ahmed Khan: Sources
AAP's Manish Sisodia likely to be Deputy Chief Minister in Arvind Kejriwal's new Delhi cabinet, say sources.
DMK president M Karunanidhi congratulates Arvind Kejriwal on his party's victory in the Delhi Assembly elections.
Arvind Kejriwal meets Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu at Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Arvind Kejriwal leaves for Nirman Bhawan amid heavy security, for his meeting with Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu.
Kiran Bedi, BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate and Arvind Kejriwal's main rival in the Delhi Assembly polls, to be invited to his swearing-in ceremony: AAP leader Manish Sisodia
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, members of his Union Cabinet and parliamentarians from Delhi to be invited to attend Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony on February 14, Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia tells NDTV
Delhi's Chief Minister Designate Arvind Kejriwal has sought an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and is expected to invite him to his swearing-in ceremony on Saturday.
Suparna Singh: Brilliant performance by AAP, let them govern well, we will ensure cooperation from centre: @rsprasad on NDTV now. #NDTVResults
The soundtrack to #AAPSweep: Vishal Dadlani sings Paanch Saal
Kejriwal, composed by him, in the NDTV studio
Behind-the-scenes at NDTV: It's been a long day but it's not over yet for the newsroom, bent over their computers
At the end of the day, it's the will of the people that can change the course of a country's politics, and that's what the Aam Aadmi Party is all about: Vishal Dadlani to NDTV
So much #AAPSweep joy
In the NDTV studio, an AAP flash mob breaks into dance led by Vishal Dadlani. The song? Paanch saal
Suparna Singh: Vishal Dadlani singing in studio now much to anchor @vikramchandra 's delight. #NDTVResults
Dharna is integral to democracy. We will deliver on the clear mandate we have got: AAP's Shefali Mishra to NDTV
Kejriwal has learnt lessons. He was erratic, has admitted he was arrogant. He's one of the most courageous men after independence: Former AAP member Captain Gopinath to NDTV
Arvind Kejriwal formally elected leader of the AAP's legislative party
The AAP legislative party meeting is on at the Constitution Club right now. Arvind Kejriwal will meet Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung after
Party yunhi chalegi
Something to ponder upon from Bollywood's unconventional director
The solid celebrity support of AAP - meet the Roadies roaster and the more talented musician - in a lookalike selfie.
Arvind Kejriwal is currently at the Gole Market counting centre collecting his victory certificate
Arvind Kejriwal to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh tomorrow: Sources
And the aam aadmi
stands tall in show of support for its leader. A view of outside Arvind Kejriwal's residence post the results.
And the praises from Bollywood continue to flow...
Kissa kursi ka
: An empty chair for zero seats. Delhi gives the Congress five years off
This guy. The original aam aadmi
Amul on the utterly butterly election result
The 3 BJP face-savers: Vijender Kumar wins Rohini, Jagdish Pradhan wins Mustafabad, Om Prakash Sharma wins Vishwas Nagar
The Congress, who scored zero in this election, says in a statement: "We congratulate Arvind Kejriwal and the AAP for their historic victory. We accept the will of the people with humility and will sincerely introspect the reasons behind its loss. This loss has registered strongly with us and we will take all steps to establish our connect with the people"
The final tally - AAP wins 67 of Delhi Assembly's 70 seats. Two words - absolute majority. Arvind Kejriwal will be Chief Minister Redux
For AAP, abhi toh party shuru hui hai
At the BJP HQ. 'Politics creates great symbolism,' says NDTV's Rahul Shrivastava who tweeted this picture
The final results are in. AAP sweeps Delhi with 67 seats, hands an unprecedented defeat to BJP with 3 seats while Congress scores a duck.
to celebrate Arvind Kejriwal's (second) tryst with destiny
Suparna Singh: Our Congress-mukt agenda implemented very forcefully by Kejriwal. We will introspect, says BJP's @TawdeVinod !! #NDTVResults
Arvind Kejriwal's mini-me, a hit on the internet, is apparently a little girl dressed up by her parents
Suparna Singh: Ally Uddhav Thackeray's helpful analysis for BJP: Delhi tsunami shows up the talked-about "wave", he said. #NDTVResults
When results surpass predictions and expectations!
Arvind Kejriwal will be chief minister of Delhi again, a year after he quit the first time round. This time, paanch saal
Didn't expect landslide win. It's a victory of the people. Promise to end VIP culture: AAP's Somnath Bharti tells NDTV at the Gole Market counting centre
Vikram Chandra: I can't recall seeing a 95% majority before. 3 lonely lotuses in a sea of jhaddus. #sirfAAP isn't just a hashtag today. #NDTVResults
AAP's big day - PM Modi's BJP routed in Delhi
Suparna Singh: Delhi gives Congress five years off. #NDTVResults
A short while ago while addressing the press, Kiran bedi said she 'had not lost.' Now, she says it again
Suparna Singh: You'll see with our policies that this extreme left-of-centre label will not stick for AAP, says @GulPanag. #NDTVResults
AAP: 67, BJP: 3. This photo says it all
The result from Malviya Nagar: AAP's Somnath Bharti wins, former Delhi Assembly speaker Yoganand Shastri of the Congress loses
Arvind Kejriwal is expected to take oath in Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on February 14
AAP's Manish Sisodia wins Patparganj seat. Beats former comrade Vinod Kumar Binny, who later joined the BJP.
A landslide victory. What's not to smile about?
On the sidelines of AAP celebrations
Joined BJP because the call was for Delhi's development. I am a one day at a time person. I never regret my decisions: Kiran Bedi
Arvind Kejriwal celebrates the historic win with his family
Let BJP introspect why it has lost. I have given my best so I have not lost: Kiran Bedi
I am a defeated candidate, cannot interfere in someone else's work. I am confident under Arvind's team, urban poor will get all they have been promised: Kiran Bedi
Full marks to Arvind Kejriwal. I congratulate him and the whole team of AAP: Kiran Bedi
Wish Arvind Kejriwal makes Delhi the world class city of PM Modi's dream: Kiran Bedi
I wanted to wait till the Krishna Nagar result. Want to thank them even though they rejected me. Apologise to the last worker: Kiran Bedi
Saw the condition of Delhi and was disturbed by the massive divide between urban rich and urban poor: Kiran Bedi
BJP did not take a single rupee from me. It's rare that a party gives you candidature and does not take any money: Kiran Bedi
Suparna Singh: apologize for failing to deliver to the party workers who slaved over this campaign for me: Kiran Bedi. #NDTVResults.
I want to apologise to the BJP leadership and workers for not living up to their expectations: Kiran Bedi
- I am thankful to the BJP leadership for trusting in me, and I apologise for not being able to live up to their faith in me.
- I was appalled by the situation of Delhi. Did not sleep for more than 2-3 hours during the campaign.
- I hope Arvind Kejriwal in his capacity takes this city to new heights.
Vikram Chandra: 66 out of 70. Sessions of the Delhi assembly will be like an AAP party meeting! #sirfAAP #NDTVResults
Want to thank BJP for giving me leadership. I got respect from PM Modi, Amit Shah: Kiran Bedi
Kiranji was an outsider, I am a local: AAP's SK Bagga, who defeated BJP's Kiran Bedi from Krishna Nagar
Congress leader Ajay Maken loses the Sadar Bazar seat to AAP's Som Dutt
Suparna Singh: Kiran Bedi has lost her constituency: @PTI_News. Krishna Nagar is a BJP stronghold. #NDTVResults
Vikram Chandra: 65 out of 70 at this stage for #AAP. Unbelievable! #sirfAAP #NDTVresults.
Suparna Singh: "not in a hurry, we have learnt we need to build organization gradually": @AtishiMarlena on whether AAP will look beyond Delhi #NDTVResults
No Surprise! Arvind Kejriwal wins the New Delhi constituency.
Suparna Singh: Have fought with @AtishiMarlena very often, but today I stand humbled and congratulate her, says @sambitswaraj. Nice moment. #NDTVResults
The result from Greater Kailash: AAP's Saurabh Bharadwaj wins, rookie politician Sharmishtha Mukherjee of the Congress loses
Ajay Dutt of the Aam Aadmi Party wins the Ambedkar Nagar seat
Watch: What Arvind Kejriwal Had to Say to Party Workers
Mr and Mrs Kejriwal. Smile, you're on camera
On the question of Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, Here's what Aam Aadmi Party's Kumar Vishwas has to say:
Delhi leads at noon:
Congress' Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi congratulate Arvind Kejriwal on dream result. "People have chosen AAP and we respect that," says Rahul
Suparna Singh: Such a big victory is scary. I can't do anything alone, we must together serve Delhi: @ArvindKejriwal to cheering AAP workers #NDTVResults
I salute the people of Delhi, they have achieved something spectacular: Arvind Kejriwal
We have to serve the people of Delhi. I am a very small man alone, we have to do it together. This Delhi belongs to everyone: Arvind Kejriwal.
Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Inquilab Zindabad, Paanch Saal Kejriwal: Delhi's next chief minister chants slogans that thrill the crowd
It's very scary, the kind of support we have got: Arvind Kejriwal to AAP workers
Arvind Kejriwal makes his first appearance today at the AAP office, amid a shower of petals and cheers from the crowd. He thanks Delhi and says AAP will always walk the path of truth
Arvind Kejriwal is leading in New Delhi, Congress' Kiran Walia and BJP's Nupur Sharma trail; Kiran Bedi leads in Krishna Nagar; AAP's Somnath Bharti leads in Malviya Nagar, Congress' Yoganand Shastri trails; in Patparganj, AAP's Manish Sisodia leads over Vinod Binny, who switched from AAP to BJP
A former member and rival's wishes to the Aam Aadmi Party
It's a party at the AAP HQ in Patel Nagar
Congratulations pour in. Omar Abdullah just tweeted:
Suparna Singh: jubilant AAP workers tell @sunetrac "Last time we were a start-up, now we are a full party." #NDTVResults
Suparna Singh: "This innings of @ArvindKejriwal will be version 2.0," says @ashutosh83B to @PrannoyRoyNDTV. #NDTVResults.
This innings of Arvind Kejriwal will be version 2.0: AAP's Ashutosh
The gap widens further. The Aam Aadmi Party leads in 66 seats, BJP routed in Delhi with 3 and Congress seems wiped out.
A while ago, this happened. PM Modi and chief minister-to-be Kejriwal will have a Chai Pe Charcha of sorts
This is a historic mandate, the credit goes to thousands of our cadres, says AAP's Manish Sisodia
Kejriwal. AAP is set for a landslide victory, BJP routed in Delhi
Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken Resigns from Post After Party's Dismal Performancein Delhi
- I congratulate Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party.
- I was the face of Congress for the Delhi election campaign and I take full responsibility of the party's loss.
- Owing to the responsibility, given that I am unable to secure my own seat, I am resigning from the position of General Secretary of the Congress party.
BJP's Kiran Bedi won't be chief minister, but she may still make it to the Delhi Assembly. She's now leading in her constituency, Krishna Nagar
I want from the bottom of my heart that the winners are able to fulfill their electoral promises: Congress leader Ajay Maken on Delhi election results
From inside the AAP war room
"I wish Arvind Kejriwal all the success," says Shazia Ilmi, a member of the BJP formerly with the Aam Aadmi Party
Suparna Singh: Gesture of grace. From Kiran Bedi : " Full marks to Arvind. Congratulations. Now take Delhi to the heights it belongs to" #NDTVResults
And then followed by Kiran Bedi...
The Prime Minister congratulates Arvind Kejriwal, next is - 'Chai pe Charcha'
All is forgiven, Delhi tells AAP. In the war room, Arvind Kejriwal flashes the V-sign
AAP Ki Sarkaar
, again. It's the aam aadmi
, say AAP volunteers
Vikram Chandra: We will end bribery and the VIP culture. First exclusive reaction from @ArvindKejriwal to NDTV. #NDTVResults
My first priority as the Chief Minister of Delhi is to end bribery: Arvind Kejriwal to NDTV
I had no nervous moments, we knew people were with us. I promise to end corruption and VIP culture. I am an ordinary man, promise to be janta's chief minister: Arvind Kejriwal to NDTV
Vikram Chandra: The Congress now leading in ZERO seats. In a state it ruled till a year ago. What a slide. #NDTVResults
A magnanimous victory for the Aam Aadmi Party says the leads. BJP trails far behind while the Congress leads on none.
The 70 constituencies.
Suparna Singh: AAP's @ashutosh83B on the landslide win - "How AAP Found Its Way Back in Delhi." #NDTVResults.
Vikram Chandra: The BJP was way ahead in Delhi opinion polls just a few weeks back! Biggest blunder was giving AAP the time to regroup. #NDTVResults
AAP's Kumar Vishwas has two reasons to celebrate today
Suparna Singh: Remember BJP brought in Kiran Bedi after it scented defeat, says @AapYogendra, adds don't blame her too much. #NDTVResults
Good wishes from Bengal's chief minister:
The juggernaut seems to have been halted, at least for now, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav to NDTV on AAP's likely victory
It's not just the underclass that voted for the Aam Aadmi Party but also the middle class.
Meanwhile at the Congress office
Vikram Chandra: AAP now crosses 50 out of 70! Well past the two thirds majority mark. #5SaalKejriwal #NDTVResults
Suparna Singh: Juggernaut has been halted, at least for the time being. Result shows the hope is alive: @AapYogendra on NDTV. #NDTVResults
Vikram Chandra: After yet another disaster, time to consider a bravery award for Cong spokespersons who have to somehow find a justification. #NDTVResults
Suparna Singh: AAP and its cadre were better entrenched and were able to communicate better, says Randeep Surjewala of Congress. #NDTVResults
#KiskiDelhi is increasingly becoming clear - AAP has pulled away in a big way - It's Arvind Kejriwal says the leads.
Suparna Singh: Kiran Bedi trailing. #NDTVResults.
Flag, topi, dancing at AAP office
AAP supporter Raghu Ram (you've seen him on Roadies) just tweeted:
The leads indicate a big win for the Aam Aadmi Party. It's performance seems to be surpassing even the exit polls predictions.
In the high-profile New Delhi constituency, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal takes lead from Kiran Walia of the Congress and BJP's Nupur Sharma
Suparna Singh: NDTV PROJECTION -46 to 50 seats for AAP. #NDTVResults.
The challenges of reporting live from a leading party's HQ
Suparna Singh: if this trend continues, AAP could hit 50 seats, says @PrannoyRoyNDTV . keep the "If" health warning in mind. #NDTVResults
Vikram Chandra: Leads still awaited for 20 seats, AAP needs just 1 more for the half way mark. #AAPsarkaar #NDTVResults
Suparna Singh: Ajay Maken reportedly trailing by over 3,000 votes. #NDTVResults.
A comment on the Delhi results? As AAP sweeps the elections, there's sweeping of a different sort outside Kiran Bedi's home
The Aam Aadmi Party further pulls away from the BJP. It's AAP leading in 29 seats followed by BJP at 13.
In Greater Kailash, President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmishtha trails AAP's Saurabh Bharadwaj
Vikram Chandra: Trends available for 44 seats out of 70. AAP leads the BJP 29 to 11. It looks like a comfortable @ArvindKejriwal victory. #NDTVResults
Suparna Singh: celebrations and victory cheers at AAP office . #NDTVResults.
"I'm a tennis player, this is like a match," Kiran Bedi tells the media from her balcony
Defeat is mine, not a referendum on PM Modi: BJP's Kiran Bedi on leads that show AAP ahead
Suparna Singh: Still from her balcony, Kiran Bedi is talking to reporters. Tells @SreenivasanJain the results are not referendum on PM. #NDTVResults
AAP surges ahead of the BJP. Snapshot of the current leads:
Suparna Singh: If exit polls have got something wrong, it's probably the Congress result: @ShekharGupta to @PrannoyRoyNDTV . #NDTVResults.
Vikram Chandra: Half the leads are in. AAP leads in 22, BJP leads in 11. Looks like an @ArvindKejriwal sarkaar in Delhi. #NDTVResults
Suparna Singh: AAP at double BJP now. #NDTVResults.
Kiran Bedi, Jagdish Mukhi of the BJP and Ajay Maken of the Congress leading in their respective constituencies.
Even if we get 2 seats, it's better than what exit polls predicted, Says Congress leader Ajay Maken.
Vikram Chandra: Now the AAP starts to pull away with 16 seats as opposed to 8 for the BJP. 3 for the Cong. #NDTVResults
Suparna Singh: AAP to hit 40 at least if this trend continues ,says @PrannoyRoyNDTV. Leads currently show AAP at 16, BJP at 8. #NDTVResults.
Suparna Singh: At this moment, the trend suggests AAP will get majority and form govt : @PrannoyRoyNDTV. #NDTVResults
Behind-the-scenes at NDTV: The newsroom is the picture of concentration, heads bent over computers
In early leads, it's 11 (AAP) to 9 (BJP)
It's close, but celebrations have begun at the AAP office
Suparna Singh: "Even if we get 2, it is better than what exit polls predicted" -@ajaymaken Congress ahead in 2 seats that it won last time #NDTVResults.
Vikram Chandra: 10 leads for #AAP, 9 for #BJP and 2 for the Congress. The early position is rather tight! #NDTVResults
In Patparganj, AAP's Manish Sisodia leads as BJP's Vinod Binny, formerly of AAP, trails
Suparna Singh: if this v early trend continues, we are projecting AAP will cross 35 mark to get majority, says @PrannoyRoyNDTV at 8.27 am. #NDTVResults.
Somnath Bharti of the AAP leads in Malaviya Nagar.
A snapshot of the early leads in:
Suparna Singh: Very, very close so far. 16 leads in. AAP ahead in 8, but down in 2 seats it held. BJP ahead in 6. #NDTVResults
Suparna Singh: 11 leads so far: BJP ahead in 5, AAP 4, Congress 2. #NDTVResults
Vikram Chandra: 4 each for BJP and AAP. Cong leads in 1. Kiran Bedi leads in her seats. AAP dropping two seats as of now. #NDTVResults
Kiran Bedi is leading in Krishna Nagar
Vikram Chandra: If #AAP wins, then @ArvindKejriwal will use that to stay in the headlines. Political news will stop being a Modi monopoly. #NDTVResults
Suparna Singh: Kiran Bedi leading in Krishna Nagar. #NDTVResults.
AAP's Somnath Bharti leads in Malviya Nagar, Congress' Yoganand Shastri trails; BJP's Jagdish Mukhi leads in Janakpuri
Suparna Singh: in 4 leads so far, BJP gains one seat. HEALTH WARNING- very early leads. #NDTVResults.
At the BJP HQ, they're tracking election results on NDTV
Suparna Singh: this is the first election after May 2014 in which there is a genuine contest, says @ShekharGupta to @PrannoyRoyNDTV. #NDTVResults.
Delhi in the past has largely been a Congress city, the party that ruled the national capital for 15 years. The Aam Aadmi Party enjoys a similar sentiment today: Shekhar Gupta at the NDTV panel