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Kejriwal congratulates BJP after MCD defeat without mentioning EVMs

 2017-04-26 12:29:42.0

Kejriwal congratulates BJP after MCD defeat without mentioning EVMs

Tahlka New Bureau

New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvindh Kejriwal stuck a peacemaking note on wedenesday after his party suffered a massive defeat in the Delhi's civic polls. The party's defeat have started to look imminent after BJP took the lead early in the day. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai met at Kejriwal' residence in Civil Lines to decide further course of action.

The AAP convener Arivind Kejrival had earlier on Monday stayed defant after exit polls predicted BJP win in the civil polls. He had then said that he would launch a 'movement' if the exit polls results came out to be true. However, on Wedensday the clouds finally parted and the sun came out for Kejrival, when he bagged the second position in the civic polls.

Kejrival refrained from mentioning EVMs.He had earlier alleged that the EVMs had been tampered with.

On Wednesday afternoon, two of Kejriwal's close aids blamed EMSs for the perty's defeat. One of them, labour minister Gopal Rai said that the BJP had won because of an "EVM wave", not because of a 'Modi wave.'

"This isn't a Modi wave, this an EVM wave. The same happened in Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand. It is a major threat against democracy. The rights of the electorate will have to be ensured."


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