Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (File Photo)
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (File Photo)

BJP vote share up, improved on number of seats in Delhi polls, says Sitharaman

ANI | Updated: Feb 12, 2020 18:16 IST

New Delhi [india], Feb 12 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said that the BJP's vote share has gone up in Delhi and the party has improved its score in terms of the number of seats.
Speaking at Times Now Summit 2020, when asked by the anchor of the BJP losing state after state, Sitharaman said, "We have not lost Delhi, it was with AAP already. We gave our best in every election from panchayat to Parliament. We recently formed government in Karnataka."
"Our vote share has gone up in Delhi. Our number of seats could have been much higher but we have improved our score," she added.
"Where is Congress also? They played vote bank politics, why they didn't get even one seat," Sitharaman asked.
AAP clinched a landslide victory by winning 62 of the 70 seats in the Delhi elections in the face of a high-voltage campaign by the BJP, which fielded a battery of Union Ministers and Chief Ministers in its electioneering, spearheaded by Home Minister Amit Shah.
The BJP marginally improved its tally by five seats as compared to 2015, managing to get eight seats. The Congress, which drew a blank in the previous elections, failed to open its account yet again. (ANI)

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