News desk, New Delhi: As Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) took a lead in the trends in Delhi election results counting, political strategist Prashant Kishor who devised the party’s campaign, has thanked the voters of Delhi.
Among the first to send a message was election analyst Prashant Kishor, whose team crafted the AAP campaign during the election process.
“Thank you Delhi for standing up to protect the soul of India!” tweeted Kishor, who has made no secret of his differences with the BJP and his opinion on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act.
Till recently Nitish Kumar’s close aide in Janata Dal United, Kishor was dropped after weeks of acrimony with his boss over his stance towards the CAA and NRC. Kishor had questioned the party’s support to the CAA in parliament days after Nitish Kumar expressed his reservations on it at a party meeting. Messages saluting Delhi’s verdict came from many opposition leaders too.
“People have rejected the BJP. Only development will work, CAA, NRC and NPR will be rejected,” said Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Congress’s Priya Dutt tweeted: Congratulations to @ArvindKejriwal and #AAP this shows that in this toxic atmosphere of hate and division what people really want is a stable & compassionate govt. AAP has worked positively for the people of Delhi and that work has spoken today. Congratulations to all the winners
AAP said the results indicated that the “real nationalism is to work for the people”.
“Our victory will prove that real patriotism is that if you get the opportunity in politics, you must work for people. Work on education, hospitals… Delhi will prove that if a government works sincerely, then it can win,” said senior party leader and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.