Virtually targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray termed the sweeping AAP win in Delhi a ‘tsunami’ and congratulated AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for the historic victory.
“This is a great day for democracy. It was not just a wave. It was a tsunami which swept Delhi,” a jovial Thackeray told media-persons.
He said the Aam Aadmi Party’s astounding victory proved once again that people of the country should not be taken for granted at any time.
“People are feeling frustrated now. This is a warning by Delhiites to the Delhi ‘lords’. Delhiites have done what they felt right without succumbing to any kind of lures or pressures,” Thackeray noted.
To a question, Thackeray readily endorsed social crusader Anna Hazare’s statement that the Delhi results were a debacle for Modi.
“I agree with Hazare’s view that this is a defeat for Modi, not (Kiran) Bedi,” Thackeray said.
Hailing AAP’s landslide victory in Delhi, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Tuesday said the results showed that people want a corruption-free and transparent governance.
The chief minister said the verdict was a proof that people were against traditional politics.
The president of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) said the people of Delhi took a right decision by giving a huge mandate to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
KCR, as the chief minister is known, sent a message to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, congratulating him on the massive victory.
The TRS chief recalled that AAP had supported the democratic aspiration of the people of Telangana for a separate state.
He hoped that Delhi will make an all-round progress under Kejriwal’s leadership.
Soon after the victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi assembly elections became clear, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Tuesday Akhilesh Yadav congratulated the party.
Taking to the social networking site Facebook, Yadav posted a message: “Congratulations to AAP, good wishes for the new AAP government.”
Earlier in the run up to the polls, Samajwadi Party (SP) general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav had also extended his support to the AAP in the Delhi assembly elections.
The party did not contest the elections.
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) contested all the 70 seats, but trends indicated that it is leading in none of the seats.