New Delhi: The winning rath of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah was halted yesterday when the party suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi Assembly polls.
According to a report published in The Hindu, Amit Shah emerged victorious in all of 41 previous elections that were fought under his leadership.
The recently concluded Delhi poll was Shah's 42nd election which he conducted in his almost thirty years of active political career. Before this, the BJP president had not lost a single election meaning he won 41 elections in a row.
Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) yesterday decimated the BJP and the Congress by recorded a landslide victory, securing 67 of the 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections. The BJP managed to bag only 3 seats.
Shah had in mid-December personally taken charge of party's campaign in Delhi. He campaigned like a local leader, handpicked chief ministerial candidate for Delhi, Kiran Bedi, made it a personal referendum on his leadership.
In last year Lok Sabha polls, Shah was made party in-charge for Uttar Pradesh. He led the party in 2014 Lok Sabha elections wining 73 out of 80 parliamentary seats it contested in the state. The BJP chief also led the party to victories in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand besides a commendable performance in Jammu and Kashmir.