PM Modi calls Arvind Kejriwal, congratulates him for AAP’s landslide victory


“Spoke to @ArvindKejriwal & congratulated him on the win. Assured him Centre’s complete support in the development of Delhi,” Modi tweeted.

Frenzied victory celebrations erupted on Tuesday across Delhi as AAP supporters burst crackers, beat drums and danced as the party headed to a victory in the Delhi elections.

The biggest celebration was on at the AAP headquarters at East Patel Nagar in west Delhi where thousands of party workers as well as supporters cheered the victory.

Many waved AAP flags and others held photographs of party leader and former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Aadmi Party leaders Manish Sisodia and Somnath Bharti, who were ministers in the then Arvind Kejriwal government, are leading against their nearest rivals, officials said. Three other AAP candidates were also on the winning track.

Exit polls had predicted a win for the AAP, which ruled Delhi for 49 days until Kejriwal resigned as Chief Minister in February 2014.

Over 67 percent of the 13.3 million electorate voted on Saturday.