Kiran Bedi, the BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate, has lost her constituency in East Delhi – one of the many casualties strewn across the capital in a battle won phenomenally Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
“I have not lost, the BJP has lost. I gave it my best. BJP is a national party, it should introspect on why it has lost,” said Ms Bedi, who joined the BJP weeks ago and was quickly declared its presumptive Chief Minister.
The Aam Aadmi Party had a landslide victory in the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections by taking 67 out of the 70 seats and halting the juggernaut of the BJP. The margin of victory is by far the largest for any political party in the history of Delhi Assembly elections.
The exit polls have been proven to be wrong as they expected AAP to get at most 45 seats. However, the polls did predict a majority for AAP nut no one had estimates as high as 67 seats.