Chandigarh: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday bagged 14 of the 35 municipal corporation seats in the Chandigarh municipal corporation elections. This win comes by unseating the BJP, which swept the polls last time winning 20 of the 26 seats. This time, the BJP's score had slid to 12.
AAP has said the surprise results are a trailer for the Assembly elections early next year. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal posted a celebratory tweet today, hailing the party's big debut in the Chandigarh Civic polls ahead of the state elections in Punjab. He terms it as a sign of change.
He tweeted, "This victory of Aam Aadmi Party in Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is a sign of the coming change in Punjab. People of Chandigarh have today rejected the corrupt politics and chose the honest politics of AAP. Many congratulations to all the winning candidates and workers of AAP. This time Punjab is ready for change."