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Delhi Election: Mandate explains true meaning of nationalism, says Sisodia

Sisodia, who retained his seat for the third time, said the BJP indulged in "politics of hate", but people refused to be divided.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia seen at Akshardham centre, during counting of votes  for the Delhi Assembly poll results
AAP's prominent face Manish Sisodia

People of Delhi have explained the true meaning of nationalism through their mandate, AAP's prominent face said as he clinched victory on the Patparganj seat.

Sisodia, who retained his seat for the third time, said the BJP indulged in "politics of hate", but people refused to be divided.

"I am happy to have won the Patparganj seat again. The BJP indulged in politics of hate, but I thank the people of Patparganj. Today, Delhi's people have chosen a government which works for them and explained the true meaning of nationalism through their mandate," he told reporters.

Sisodia, who was the Deputy Chief Minister and led the government's education reforms agenda, defeated BJP's Ravinder Singh Negi by a margin of over 3,500 votes.

The initial trends saw a seasaw battle between Sisodia and Negi. In 2013, Sisodia had won by a margin of 11,000 votes and in 2015 by over 28,000 votes.
 

First Published: Tue, February 11 2020. 15:24 IST
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