The Aam Aadmi Party swept the Rajinder Nagar bypolls in Delhi with a margin of around 11,000 votes on Sunday.
The AAP won with 55.76 per cent votes while the BJP accounted for 39.92 per cent and the Congress, 2.79 per cent of the votes. A total of 545 votes went to NOTA’s account.
“All 16 rounds of counting have been completed. AAP candidate Durgesh Pathak has defeated his immediate rival Rajesh Bhatia (of BJP) by a margin of over 11,000 votes,” Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh said to PTI news agency.
The AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday called it defeat of the BJP’s “dirty politics” and thanked people for appreciating the work done by his party’s government in the national capital.
Thanking the people, Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi, “Heartfelt thanks to the people of Rajendra Nagar. I am grateful for this immense affection and love of the people of Delhi. This inspires us to work harder and serve.”
“People defeated their dirty politics and appreciated our good work. Thank you Rajendra Nagar, thank you Delhi,” he added.