Delhi Legislative Assembly election, 2015
All 70 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Delhi
36 seats needed for a majority
A Delhi Legislative Assembly election was held on 7 February 2015 to elect 70 members of the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi. The results were announced on 10 February 2015. The Aam Aadmi Party secured an absolute majority in the assembly, winning 67 of the 70 seats.
- 1 Background
- 2 Schedule and electorate
- 3 Campaign
- 4 Manifestos
- 5 Contestants
- 6 Opinion polls
- 7 Voting
- 8 Result
- 9 Reactions
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
In the 2013 Delhi state elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (along with its pre-poll ally Shiromani Akali Dal) emerged as the single-largest party, winning 32 out of the 70 seats. However they fell short of an outright majority and therefore were unable to form the government. This led the then Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung to invite the Aam Aadmi Party, the second largest party after the BJP, to form the government. On 28 December 2013, AAP formed the state government after taking outside support from the Indian National Congress. AAP's leader Arvind Kejriwal, who defeated the incumbent chief minister Sheila Dikshit, became the 7th chief minister of Delhi. However, on 14 February 2014 (after 49 days of rule), Arvind Kejriwal resigned from his post citing the reason as his government's inability to table the Jan Lokpal Bill in Delhi Assembly for discussion due to stiff opposition from other political parties in the house.
Delhi remained thereafter under President's Rule for about a year. On 4 November 2014, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung recommended the Union Cabinet for the dissolution of Delhi assembly and conduct fresh elections. On 12 January 2015, the Election Commission of India announced that state assembly elections would be held on 7 February 2015 with results being announced on 10 February 2015.
Schedule and electorate
The election commission announced the schedule for the elections on 12 January 2015. Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) along with EVMs was used in 2 assembly seats in Delhi elections- New Delhi and Delhi Cantt.
|Date of notification||14 January 2015||Wednesday|
|Last date for nomination||21 January 2015||Wednesday|
|Date of scrutiny||22 January 2015||Thursday|
|Last date of withdrawal||24 January 2015||Saturday|
|Date of poll||7 February 2015||Saturday|
|Date of counting||10 February 2015||Tuesday|
|Election Complete||12 February 2015||Thursday|
|Non Resident Indians||27|
Safety of women, corruption, water problems and price rises were the main issues in the election.
Aam Aadmi Party
AAP started campaigning in Delhi in November 2014 and inducted several first-time candidates, with as many as 27 out of 70 MLA candidates. AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal is the chief minister candidate and contesting the elections from the New Delhi seat again. Other known names and prominent faces in their candidate list are Jarnail Singh, Surinder Singh (commando), former Transport Minister for Delhi Saurabh Bhardwaj, former Education Minister Manish Sisodia, and former Law Minister Somnath Bharti.
The rallies and roadshows of Arvind Kejriwal were a great success, drawing large enthusiastic crowds. His nomination rally-cum-roadshow drew massive crowd and included flash mobs, slogans and chant of "5 Saal Kejriwal" song. AAP has consistently targeted the issues of corruption, security, education, environmental pollution, employment opportunities for youth and making Delhi a world class city.
Kejriwal's statement "Paise lekar sting kar lo" created controversies by asking volunteers to take bribes from other parties and do a sting. Kejriwal claimed that BJP had been trying to bribe AAP volunteers. The situation rose The Election Commission of India, which issued notice to Kejriwal to desist from breaking the laws governing the model code of conduct for elections in India. The Delhi court finally allowed Kejriwal to put forth his plea on the matter.
BJP targeted AAP and Kejriwal in a series of controversial negative newspaper ads. AAP claimed that one of these ads made a derogatory reference to Kejriwal's caste, while another one with a garlanded portrait of Anna Hazare signified Hazare's death. AAP threatened to complain about these ads to the Election Commission of India.
Noted music composer and party sympathizer Vishal Dadlani composed a song "Panch Saal Kejriwaal" (5 years of Kejriwal Government) in December 2014 to give a boost to AAP's campaign. The song was seen used in flash mobs, roadshows and rallies and was well received. AAP's campaign included advertisements on bus stops, bill boards and in the Delhi Metro, mostly focusing on Blue and Yellow Lines. To save costs ads were put up only on one side of the Metro.
The last days of the campaign saw TV actors Ayub Khan and Smita Bansal joining AAP. The AAP strategy for campaigning included flash mobs, street plays (nukkad natak), human banners, posters and pamphlets in auto-rickshaws.
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee tweeted on 5 February "My request to all of you in Delhi to please vote for AAP. For the greater need of the country and development in Delhi". TMC has stringently criticized BJP's central government in recent past. Also CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat said in an interview, "15 seats are being contested jointly by Left parties in the Delhi polls. Rest of the 55 seats, our party has decided that it will ask our party members and voters to vote for the AAP. Most of the other left parties are also of the same view".
Bharatiya Janata Party
On 10 January 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the BJP's campaign for the Delhi assembly polls by holding an Abhinandan rally at the Ramlila Maidan. With some recent corruption allegations on BJP-Delhi unit head Satish Upadhyay, and on speculation of increasing internal fights for CM position between several big leaders liker Jagdeesh Mukhi, Vijay Goel and Satish Upadhyay, on 15 January 2015, BJP added Kiran Bedi as a prominent face to lead Delhi Campaign. Within 4 days, on 19 January, India's first woman IPS officer, anti-corruption activist and Magsaysay awardee Kiran Bedi was announced by the BJP as their candidate for chief minister in Delhi.
Analysts questioned BJP's decision to project Kiran Bedi as the party's CM candidate, when two opinion polls indicated that AAP had gained ground over BJP after the announcement of her candidature. Kiran Bedi was seen leaving news interviews and even questions of her being the first woman IPS and her role in towing Indra Gandhi's convoy car were raised. Her induction led to internal rifts in the party, but the party president Amit Shah defended the decision. On 2 February, Kiran Bedi's manager announced his resignation blaming her "dictatorial attitude", but then withdrew the resignation and apologized on the same day.
Key party strategist Arun Jaitley was tasked with bringing together the BJP's campaign efforts, with regular meetings at the Delhi BJP office, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing four rallies. Also 11 central ministers and 17 lawmakers of the party were deployed in the campaign for Delhi. Human Resource Minister Smriti Irani and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj hit the campaign trail addressing several rallies in South and North West Delhi. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, held a public meeting in Bijwasan area of South West Delhi. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is scheduled to campaign for BJP Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Chemicals and Fertiliser Minister Ananth Kumar have been making rounds of Delhi BJP office for the last couple of days. As of 29 January,Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has brought in 22 of its top ministers at the Centre and 17 MPs to take charge of the campaign. According to another source " around 58 Union ministers and MPs took charge of Delhi constituencies. More than 70 MPs have been assigned to oversee preparations for the Feb. 7 polls to the 70-member Assembly," said a senior BJP leader. Shazia Ilmi a member of AAP who has joined BJP saying BJP stands for good governance and development.
BJP actively used the media for their campaign, and released a series of newspaper advertisements targeting AAP's CM candidate Arvind Kejriwal.
Indian National Congress
On 13 January 2015, Ajay Maken was announced as the head of the Congress campaign committee. Maken is also the party's chief minister candidate. On 19 January, Maken released a booklet titled 49 dino ki ultee chaal, Dilli hui behal listing Kejriwal's U-turns and misgovernance during his 49-day government.
Other parties such as Bahujan Samaj Party, Poorvanchal Rashtriya Congress and Janata Dal are also part of the campaign but none have enough candidates to get a majority vote to form government on their own.
Aam Aadmi Party
- Resolved to legislate the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill after coming to power.
- Legislate the Swaraj Act to devolve power directly to the people
- Acting within constitutional framework AAP will use its moral and political authority to push for full statehood for Delhi
- Will keep its promise of reducing electricity bills by half.
- Conduct a comprehensive performance audit of discoms by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
- Put Delhi's own power station at the pithead and comprehensively solve Delhi's electricity problem in long run.
- AAP reiterates the 2013 Delhi manifesto promise of providing consumers right to choose between electricity providers.
- Facilitate a phased shift to renewable and alternate sources of energy like Solar Energy.
- Provide Water as a Right. It will provide access to clean drinking water to all of Delhi at an affordable price
- Ensure free lifeline water of up to 20 kiloliters (20,000 liters) to every household per month.
- Provide universal access to potable water to all its citizens of Delhi at a sustainable and affordable price.
- Ensure firm implementation of the HC order that entitles Delhi to extra raw water from Haryana in the Munak canal
- Preserve and replenish local and decentralized water resources to augment Delhi's water resources.
- Committed to clamping down on Delhi's powerful water mafia working under the patronage of political leaders.
- Several steps will be taken to revive the Yamuna including sewer treatment and control affluent discharge.
- Formulate a clear policy and standards for the ownership and operation of e-rickshaws,
Bharatiya Janata Party
On 29 January 2015, the party announced that they would release a vision document before the elections, as full statehood for Delhi was a topic of debate in the party. Although such is the case, beginning 28 January 2015, the BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi has initiated a series of tweets with hashtag #KiransBlueprint detailing her plans for improving Delhi. It has been said that no manifesto by BJP has provided AAP with a "much needed ammunition" in their Election Campaign
On February 3, 2015, the BJP's vision document was released publicly. It included 270 points and 35 areas of focus, which included the following:
- 100% transparency
- Unimpeachable integrity
- Police accountability
- Maximum measurability
- Fiscal prudence
- Zero tolerance to Corruption
- Focus on youth affairs
- Electricity & Water, Cleanliness
- Education & Skill Development
Indian National Congress
- Vows to lower electricity charges in the national capital.
- Rs.1.5/unit rate for 0–200 unit users.
- 50 percent rebate for above 200 unit users.
- Promises to provide free wi-fi facility across Delhi.
- A uniform pension scheme of Rs. 2000 will be started.
- Assure rate cut in power tariffs
- Waive off old water supply bills.
- Government internet cafes in all assembly seats
- Committed to Yamuna cleaning
- Free sewer connection to the people
- Public transports would also have free wi-fi.
- All hospitals would be equipped with modern diagnosis facilities.
- Service assurance for all government employees. Regularization policies for government teachers and other government servants would follow.
- Metro extension is certainly our commitment
- Salary hike for anganwadi workers is also in agenda.
- Women safety is our concern. civil defense and home guard recruitment will be increased
- In addition to this, women’s toilets are on our agenda.
- CCTV to be installed in public transport is another focus of the party.
The Election Commission cancelled the nomination of 230 candidates during the scrutiny of papers and 693 candidates were deemed valid to contest the polls.
List of contestants of major parties
Bold signifies the winner
|1||Narela||Neeldaman Khatri||Sharad Chauhan||Praveen Kum Bhugra|
|2||Burari||Gopal Jha||Sanjeev Jha||Jile Singh Chauhan|
|3||Timarpur||Smt. Rajni Abbi||Pankaj Pushkar||Surender Pal Singh|
|4||Adarsh Nagar||Ram Kishan Singhal||Pawan Kumar Sharma||Mukesh Goel|
|5||Badli||Rajesh Yadav||Ajesh Yadav||Devender Yadav|
|6||Rithala||Kulwant Rana||Mahindra Goel||Jagdish Yadav|
|7||Bawana||Ved Parkash||Ram Chander||Surender Kumar|
|8||Mundka||Master Azad Singh||Sukhbir Dalal||Rita Shokeen|
|9||Kirari||Anil Jha Vats||Rituraj Jha||Pratyush Kant|
|10||Sultan Pur Majra||Prabhu Dayal Sai||Sandeep||Jai Kishan|
|11||Nangloi Jat||Manoj Shokeen||Raghuvendra Shaukeen||Dr. Bijender Singh|
|12||Mangol Puri||Surjeet||Rakhi Bidlan||Raj Kumar Chauhan|
|13||Rohini||Vijendra Gupta||Charanji Lal Gupta||Sukhbir Sharma|
|14||Shalimar Bagh||Smt. Rekha Gupta||Bandana Kumari||Sulekh Agarwal|
|15||Shakur Basti||Dr. S. C. Vats||Satyendra Kumar Jain||Chaman Lal Sharma|
|16||Tri Nagar||Nand Kishor Garg||Jitender Tomar||Anil Bhardwaj|
|17||Wazirpur||Mahendra Nagpal||Rajesh Gupta||Hari Shankar Gupta|
|18||Model Town||Vivek Garg||Akhilesh Pati Tripathi||Kanwar Karan Singh|
|19||Sadar Bazar||Praveen Jain||Som Dutt||Ajay Maken|
|20||Chandni Chowk||Suman Kumar Gupta||Alka Lamba||Prahlad S. Sawhney|
|21||Matia Mahal||Anjum Dahalwi||Asim Ahmed Khan||Shoaib Iqbal|
|22||Ballimaran||Shyam Morwal||Imran Hussain||Haroon Yusuf|
|23||Karol Bagh||Yogendra Chandolia||Vishesh Ravi||Madan Khorwal|
|24||Patel Nagar||Smt. Krishna Tirath||Hazari Lal Chauhan||Rajesh Lilothia|
|25||Moti Nagar||Subhash Sachdeva||Shiv Charan Goyal||Raj Kumar Maggo|
|26||Madipur||Rajkumar Phulwaria||Girish Soni||Malaram Gangwal|
|27||Rajouri Garden||Manjinder Singh Sirsa*||Jarnail Singh||Dhanvanti Chandela|
|28||Hari Nagar||Avtar Singh Hit*||Jagdeep Singh||CP Mittal|
|29||Tilak Nagar||Rajeev Babbar||Jarnail Singh||Dhuli Chand Lohia|
|30||Janakpuri||Prof. Jagdish Mukhi||Rajesh Rishi||Suresh Kumar|
|31||Vikaspuri||Sanjay Singh||Mahendra Yadav||Nand Kishore Sehrawat|
|32||Uttam Nagar||Pawan Sharma||Naresh Balyan||Mukesh Sharma|
|33||Dwarka||Pradyuman Rajput||Adarsh Shastri||Mahabal Mishra|
|34||Matiala||Rajesh Gehlot||Gulab Singh||Sumesh Shokeen|
|35||Najafgarh||Ajeet Kharkhari||Kailash Gehlot||Jai Kishan Sharma|
|36||Bijwasan||Sat Prakash Rana||Devendra Sehrawat||Vijay Singh Lochav|
|37||Palam||Dharamdev Solanki||Bhavna Gaur||Madan Mohan|
|38||Delhi Cantonment||Karan Singh Tanwar||Surinder Singh||Sandeep Tanwar|
|39||Rajinder Nagar||Sardar R. P. Singh||Vijender Garg||Brahm Yadav|
|40||New Delhi||Nupur Sharma||Arvind Kejriwal||Kiran Walia|
|41||Jangpura||Maninder Singh Dhir||Praveen Kumar||Tarwinder S. Marwah|
|42||Kasturba Nagar||Ravindra Choudhary||Madan Lal||Neeraj Basoya|
|43||Malviya Nagar||Dr. Nandini Sharma||Somnath Bharti||Dr. Yoganand Shastri|
|44||R K Puram||Anil Sharma||Pramila Tokas||Leeladhar Bhatt|
|45||Mehrauli||Smt. Sarita Chaudhary||Naresh Yadav||Satbir Singh|
|46||Chhatarpur||Brahm Singh Tanwar||Kartar Singh Tanwar||Bairam Tanwar|
|47||Deoli||Arvind Kumar||Prakash Jarwal||Rajesh Chauhan|
|48||Ambedkar Nagar||Ashok Chauhan||Ajay Dutt||Ch. Prem Singh|
|49||Sangam Vihar||H. C. L. Gupta||Dinesh Mohania||Vishan Swaroop Agarwal|
|50||Greater Kailash||Rakesh Gulia||Saurabh Bhardwaj||Sharmistha Mukherjee|
|51||Kalkaji||Harmeet Singh Kalka*||Avtar Singh||Subhash Chopra|
|52||Tughlakabad||Vikram Vidhuri||Sahi Ram||Sachin Bidhuri|
|53||Badarpur||Rambir Vidhuri||ND Sharma||Ram Singh Netaji|
|54||Okhla||Brahm Singh Vidhuri||Amanatullah Khan||Asif Muhammad Khan|
|55||Trilokpuri||Smt. Kiran Vaidhya||Raju Dhingan||Brahm Pal|
|56||Kondli||Hukum Singh||Manoj Kumar||Amrish Singh Gautam|
|57||Patparganj||Vinod Kumar Binny||Manish Sisodia||Anil Kumar|
|58||Laxmi Nagar||B. B. Tyagi||Nitin Tyagi||Dr. A. K. Walia|
|59||Vishwas Nagar||Om Prakash Sharma||Atul Gupta||Naseeb Singh|
|60||Krishna Nagar||Dr. Kiran Bedi||S.K. Bagga||Bansi Lal|
|61||Gandhi Nagar||Jitendra Choudhary||Anil Kumar Bajpai||Surendra Kumar|
|62||Shahdara||Jatinder Singh Shunty*||Ram Niwas Goel||Dr. Narender Nath|
|63||Seemapuri||Karam Vir Chandel||Rajendra Pal Gautam||Veer Singh Dhingan|
|64||Rohtas Nagar||Jitendra Mahajan||Sarita Singh||Vipin Sharma|
|65||Seelampur||Sanjay Jain||Mohammad Ishraque AKA Haji Ishraq & Bhure Bhai||Ch. Mateen Ahmed|
|66||Ghonda||Sahib Singh Chouhan||SD Sharma||Bheesham Sharma|
|67||Babarpur||Naresh Gaur||Gopal Rai||Zakir Khan|
|68||Gokalpur||Ranjeet Kashyap||Fateh Singh||Rinku|
|69||Mustafabad||Jagdish Pradhan||Haji Yunus||Hasan Ahmed|
|70||Karawal Nagar||Mohan Singh Bisht||Kapil Mishra||Satanpal|
Analysis of Affidavits
Delhi Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 673 candidates who are contesting in the 2015 Delhi Assembly Elections. There are 70 political parties fielding candidates in these elections. In the previous elections in 2013 there were 77 political parties that contested and in 2008 there were 68 political parties that were in the fray. There are 66 (10%) female candidates out of 673 candidates contesting this year. In 2013 there were 71(9%) female candidates out of 810 candidates in the fray and in 2008 there were 81 (9%) female candidates out of 875 candidates contesting the elections.
- 114 (17%) Candidates with Criminal Cases
- 230 (34%) Crorepati Candidates
- 74 (11%) Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases
- Rs. 33.2 million Average Assets of Candidates.
Number of seats (70)
|ABP News-Nielsen||5–7 November 2014||6528||35||28||36||5||1|||
|NewsX–CVoter||12 November 2014||2447||?||26||37||6||2|||
|Economic Times–TNS||21 Nov-5 Dec 2014||7113||35||22–25||43–47||0–3||0|||
|ABP News–Nielsen||4–8 December 2014||6409||35||17||45||7||1|||
|India Today–CICERO Wave 1||18 December 2014||4273||70||28±3||37±3||4±1||1±1|||
|TV24 News India||25 December 2014||8200||70||39||23||5||3|||
|India Today–CICERO Wave 2||12 January 2015||4459||70||25–30||34–40||3–5||0–2|||
|India TV-CVoter||12 January 2015||4238||?||29||35||5||1|||
|ABP News–Nielsen||15 January 2015||6414||70||28||34||8||0|||
|News Nation||11–15 January 2015||3195||?||33±2||31±2||5±1||1±1|||
|Zee News-Taleem||10–16 January 2015||4200||35||29||37||4||0|||
|India TV-CVoter||18–24 January||1306||?||28||37||5||0|||
|The Week-IMRB||22–24 January 2015||4055||70||29±2||36±2||4±1||1±1|||
|ABP News–Nielsen||24–25 January 2015||6396||35||35||29||6||0|||
|Hindustan Times-C fore||10-19 and 24–27 January 2015||7147||?||31–36||31–36||2–7||0|||
|India TV-CVoter||25–31 January||10862||?||31||36||2||1|||
|Economic Times-TNS||25–31 January 2015||3260||16||38±2||30±2||2±1||0|||
|Hindustan Times-C fore||27 January - 1 February 2015||3578||?||36-41||27-32||2-7||0-5|||
|AAP (internal)||31 January - 1 February 2015||3188||35||51±6||15±5||4±2||-|||
|NDTV Poll of Opinion Polls
(based on C fore, TNS and Nielsen)
|3 February 2015||-||-||37||29||4||0|||
|India Today Group-Cicero||3 February 2015||3972||?||42±4||22±3||5±2||1±1|||
|Times Now Poll of Polls
(based on C fore, TNS, Nielsen, CVoter and IMRB)
|3 February 2015||-||-||34||32||2||4|||
|Data Mineria||4 February 2015||?||?||27||36||7||0|||
|News Nation||31 January - 4 February 2015||3000||?||32±2||33±2||4±1||0-1|||
|Zee News-Taleem||4 February 2015||?||?||32±2||34±2||4±1||0|||
|Total TV news||4 February 2015||36539||70||49±4||21±4||2||0|||
|Research and Development Initiative||5 February 2015||21000||70||23±2||43±2||2±2||0|||
|TV24 news Chandigarh||28 December 2014||53%||32%||9%||6%||[unreliable source?]|
|ABP News–Nielsen||10 November 2014||38%||38%||22%||14%|||
|NewsX–CVoter||12 November 2014||39%||44%||11%||6%|||
|ABP News–Nielsen||12 December 2014||27%||38%||24%||11%|||
|India Today–CICERO Wave 1||18 December 2014||36%||39%||16%||9%|||
|The Economic Times–TNS||21 Nov-5 Dec 2014||40%||46%||N/A||N/A|||
|TotalTV News||23 December 2014||48%||40%||8%||4%|||
|India Today–CICERO Wave 2||12 January 2015||36%||40%||16%||8%|||
|India TV-CVoter||12 January 2015||40%||42%||11%||7%|||
|ABP News–Nielsen||15 January 2015||31%||35%||24%||10%|||
|News Nation||11–15 January 2015||39%||35%||15%||5%|||
|ABP News–Nielsen||19 January 2015||46%||45%||8%||1%|||
|Zee News-Taleem||10–16 January 2015||35%||44%||14%||7%|||
|India TV news- C Voter||18–24 January||40%||45%||10%||5%|||
|ABP News–Nielsen snap poll||24–25 January 2015||50%||41%||9%||0%|||
|Hindustan Times-C fore||10-19 and 24–27 January 2015||38.4%||38%||14.5%||9.1%|||
|Hindustan Times-C fore||27 January - 1 February 2015||40%||37%||15%||8%|||
|Total TV news||20 January - 3 February 2015||47.63%||35.57%||13.68%||3.12%|||
Line Chart showing seats as per opinion polls
Polling took place at 12,177 polling stations. As many as 95,000 government officials were deployed for election duty. 16,000 control units 20,000 ballot units were to be used for polling. As for security inside polling booths, 1,200 micro observers oversaw the entire procedure and also reported technical problems in EVM operations. According to the Delhi CEO, a total of 43,235 postal ballots were received in comparison to 41,095 during the Assembly Elections 2013.
A record 67.08% turnout was registered on the election day. The voter turnout was 1.22% higher than 65.86% polling in 2013 Assembly polls. The polling percentage was 65.07% in the Lok Sabha polls in April, 2014.
Allegations on Breaking Code of Conduct
BJP’s candidate Surjeet Kumar from Mangolpuri was detained on night before Election following allegations of liquor distribution. As per the reports, he was caught distributing liquor to people around 3.30 am. Liquor bottles recovered from a car purportedly owned by him.
AAP lodged a complaint to Election Commission against Kiran Bedi for violating model code of conduct in Krishna Nagar Constituency by holding pad-yatra and asking for votes on the day of Election.
|India TV-C Voter||7/02/2015||35-43||25-33||0-2||0|||
On 10 February 2015, counting was held. AAP won 67 seats and BJP just 3. Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi lost to Aam Aadmi Party candidate SK Bagga in the Krishna Nagar constituency by 2277 votes. Congress party candidates lost deposits in 63 of the 70 seats, including senior leaders Ajay Maken, Yoganand Shastri, Kiran Walia and Sharmistha Mukherjee. Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the CM of Delhi on 14 February 2015.
|Parties and coalitions||Popular vote||Seats|
|Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)||48,78,397||54.3||24.8||70||67||39||95.7|
|Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)||28,90,485||32.2||0.8||69||3||28||4.2|
|Indian National Congress (INC)||8,66,814||9.7||14.9||70||0||8||0.0|
|Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)||117,093||1.3||4.1||70||0||0.0|
|Indian National Lok Dal (INLD)||54,464||0.6||2||0||0.0|
|Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)||44,880||0.5||0.5||1||0||1||0.0|
|Other parties and candidates||42,589||0.5||2.1||376||0||0.0|
|None of the Above (NOTA)||35,924||0.4|
|Votes cast / turnout||89,82,228||67.47|
|Source: Election Commission of India|
- Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi called up Arvind Kejriwal and congratulated him on his thumping victory in Delhi and assured him of all support from the Centre for development of the national capital.
- West Bengal's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her "heartiest congratulations" to the party. She also said "This is a victory for the people and a big defeat for the arrogant and those who are doing political vendetta & spreading hate among people."
- CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat said “The stupendous victory of AAP in the Delhi election is a total rejection of BJP and the leadership of Narendra Modi”.
- Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu said in a statement that "The victory of AAP reflects the greatness of democracy in India".
- Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said "The Delhi (Assembly election) results are an example to show that the people are thinking differently from traditional politics".
- Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar told the media "People want development with justice. They never accept arrogance. This is reflected in AAP's victory in Delhi".
- Singer Vishal Dadlani tweeted that he was "Wavin' the Jhaadu!".
- BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi congratulated Kejriwal and also asked him "make it a world class city".
- Gul Panag, actor-turned-politician and a candidate for General elections 2014 from Chandigarh from Aam Aadmi Party, said that the citizens of Delhi are creditable for the win and exclaimed that she wants to expand the party in Chandigarh. She also turned out for campaigning for Aam Aadmi Party for the elections.
- Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray mocked BJP by stating "Voters in Delhi have shown that a tsunami is bigger than any wave ." 
- Rajdeep Sardesai A famous Indian Journalist referring to AAP's use of Social Media and indifference of mainstream media to AAP before election said "In the 2015 Delhi elections, Arvind Kejriwal didn't just demolish his opposition; he also defeated the media. The AAP leader had gone over our heads, effectively used social media, but most importantly, gone directly to those who really mattered: the voter! Pompous editors, noisy anchors and a corporatised media ownership had all been defeated." 
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