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LoP post to BJP even if it fails to bag seven seats: AAP's Kumar Vishvas
Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:34 PM, News Network

Senior leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Kumar Vishvas Tuesday said the party will give the post of the Leader of Opposition (LoP) to the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) even if it failed to win the minimum required number.

[Kumar Vishvas with AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal.]

"We will let BJP take Leader of Opposition (LoP) post even if it fails to bag seven seats", AAP's Kumar Vishvas tweeted shortly after the vote count showed the party is up for a historic win in Delhi.

The AAP has virtually wiped out the BJP and Congress both in the 2015 state elections.

As the counting of votes is still underway, the AAP is leading in as many as 67 seats whereas the BJP is ahead in just 03 seats. Congress has drawn blank and all its candidates are facing defeats.

Kumar Vishvas's statement is significant as the BJP refused to give the LoP post to the Congress in the Lok Sabha as it failed to win the minimum number of MPs in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The Congress was reduced to 44 seats, 10 short of the 55 it needed to become Leader of Opposition.

Meanwhile, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to the party members not to get carried away by the historic win.

"Don't get arrogant, the Congress and the BJP were defeated because of arrogance," Mr Kejriwal said in his first remarks to exultant party workers at AAP's central Delhi office.

He was speaking when AAP was racing to an unprecedented 60-plus seats in the 70 member Delhi assembly.

The 46-year-old former taxman admitted to being overwhelmed by the scale of his victory.

"The people of Delhi have achieved something spectacular. It is very scary, the kind of support the people of Delhi have given us," he said.

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