Arvind Kejriwal, jubilant after a huge victory in Delhi, credited lord Hanuman for his victory in the Delhi elections.
He began his thank-you speech with a declaration: “Dilliwalon, I love you.” The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said the victory marked a new kind of politics, that of “work”. He also called it a “win for Bharat Mata (mother India)”.
While crediting Hanuman he said, “Today is Tuesday, the day of Hanuman-ji. Hanuman-ji has showered Delhi with blessings. Thank you, Hanuman-ji,”
AAP is set to sweep the Delhi election, with 63 seats in the 70-member assembly. The BJP is at seven seats and the Congress, zero.
Overjoyed by its outsized victory, the party celebrated with blue and white balloons and Holi colours at its headquarters in Delhi. There were also slogans of “Bharat Mata ki jai (hail mother India)”, not commonly heard in AAP gatherings.
The former taxman-turned-activist-turned politician will become Chief Minister for the third straight time.