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AAP reviews why it lost 8 seats in Delhi elections

Aam Aadmi Party held a meeting to review why it lost 8 seats in the recently concluded Delhi Assembly elections 2020. AAP won a total of 62 seats in the Delhi polls once again retaining power in the national capital.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 14, 2020 7:33 IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, AAP, Manish Sisodia, BJP
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Ahead of Kejriwal's swearing-in as Delhi chief minister on Sunday (February 16), AAP national convener held a meeting with senior leaders to review the party's defeat in eight seats. The reasons behind the defeat in each seat were discussed in detail during the meeting, a statement issued by the party said.

Inputs on the reasons for the loss in these seats were also taken from the respective candidates, it added.

AAP won 62 seats, marks thumping return to power in Delhi

The Aam Aadmi Party won 62 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, while the BJP bagged the remaining eight seats. The Congress drew a blank for the second consecutive time in the Delhi polls. Results for the assembly polls were declared on February 11.

"The AAP national convener, Arvind Kejriwal, instructed all the leaders to keep in touch with the public even in the seats where the party has lost," the statement said.

Kejriwal told them to understand the problems that people face and resolve them promptly. He suggested to establish a close relationship with the public, to which all the leaders agreed, it said.

The AAP leaders during the meeting expressed surprise on why the Aam Aadmi Party lost eight seats even after so much work by the government, the statement said.

Seats lost with very narrow margin: AAP observes

"Also, the seats where the margin of defeat was narrow got a special mention. Among which Laxmi Nagar was the most prominent where the party lost by just 800 votes," it said.

Kejriwal instructed all the leaders of the party to initiate constant discussions among the public about the government's development works, the statement said.

He also asked to have constant contact with those who are benefiting from various schemes of the AAP government, it said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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