New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday accepted his defeat and congratulated Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for winning the Delhi Assembly Elections. 

In a tweet, Tiwari thanked the people of Delhi and said that the BJP respects "people's mandate".

"Thank you to all the voters of Delhi. Thank you to all the party workers for their hard work. We respect the mandate of people. Arvind Kejriwal congratulations to you," said Tiwari in a tweet in Hindi.

The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday registered wins in at least ten constituencies till late afternoon, with its prominent faces Manish Sisodia, Atishi and Raghav Chadha emerging victorious from their respective constituencies.

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The AAP appeared to be heading back to power for a second term in Delhi, with the party leading in 63 of the total 70 seats, and the BJP ahead in seven seats, according to the Election Commission figures.

Earlier, Tiwari had asserted that the BJP will win more than 45 seats in the 70-member Assembly and form the government while adding that he is not 'nervous'. He had also said that he was ready to take responsibilities that the "victory" would bring and hailed the hardwork of the party workers who, he said, worked tirelessly for the victory. 

"I am not nervous. We have appeared for a test, results will now come in," Tiwari had said. 

However, he had added that he will be soley responsible for the outcome of the results.  

"Trends indicate that there is a gap between AAP-BJP, but there is still some time. We are hopeful. Whatever the outcome, being the state chief I am responsible," Tiwari had said.

The polling for the Delhi Assembly Elections were held on February 8. According to Election Commission, 62.59 per cent final turnout was recorded in the voting.

The Exit Polls, which were broadcast on the same date, suggest a massive win the AAP, predicting that the Arvind Kejriwal-led party will get a comfortable majority in the national capital.   

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma