Delhi polls: Politicos react as PM Modi calls Arvind Kejriwal to congratulate him

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Tuesday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Arvind Kejriwal after the latest trends showed the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP heading towards a landslide win in the Delhi Assembly polls. AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that the wishes have been extended to all the workers and supporters of AAP. AAP leader Bhagwant Mann said that Kejriwal accepted PM Modi's wishes and is likely to meet PM Modi in the next 2-3 days. BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi said that PM Modi extended his wishes to Kejriwal and that the party will evaluate the outcome of the assembly polls. Feb 10, 2015

Congratulate AAP for leading in polls, BJP will assess party's defeat: Kiran bedi

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): BJP's CM candidate Kiran Bedi on Tuesday congratulated the Aam Aadmi Party for leading in the Delhi Assembly Polls as counting is underway. Bedi expressed hope that AAP and Arvind Kejriwal will fulfill the promises made in their manifesto and remove the gap between urban rich and urban poor. She also said that she has not lost as she put in her best efforts during campaigning and added that BJP will assess the party's defeat. She further said that it is not PM Narendra Modi's defeat as he was not the CM candidate. Feb 10, 2015

Manish Sisodia thanks voters for AAP victory, says it's time for work not celebration

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Tuesday thanked the voters of Delhi for victory to the party with full majority in the state. Sisodia also thanked the voters of Patparganj constituency to once again choose him as their leader. He further appealed to the voters that it was not a time for celebration but for work. Sisodia also said that BJP faced defeat as it did not have any agenda for these polls. Feb 10, 2015

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim found guilty in sodomy trial

Malaysia's highest court found opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim guilty on charges of sodomy on Tuesday (February 10) in a case that his supporters claim was politically motivated. Anwar was smiling Feb 10, 2015

Delhi polls: Narendra Modi calls Arvind Kejriwal to congratulate him

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): As the Aam Aadmi Party is heading towards a landslide win in the national capital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Arvind Kejriwal on the occasion."Spoke to @ArvindKejriwal and congratulated him on the win. Assured him Centre's complete support in the development of Delhi", tweeted Modi. According to latest trend, AAP is ahead in 62 seats, while the BJP had gone down to 7. The Congress seems to be wiped out with zero seats. Meanwhile, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee has also congratulated Kejriwal on his success saying it is a big defeat for the arrogant. Feb 10, 2015

AAP acknowledges 'clean sweep' in Delhi polls, Yogendra Yadav says opposition important for democrac

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Acknowledging its victory in Delhi assembly polls, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav addressed the party workers outside AAP office. Yadav said that the AAP is leading with great numbers and that the party has swept the polls like he predicted earlier. Yadav also talked about the importance of opposition in the democracy and said that there should be a few seats left for the BJP. The AAP office is filled with celebrations, dance, song etc. and the party workers including Kumar Vishwas shook legs on the trending 'Paanch saal Kejriwal'. Feb 10, 2015

Pakistani tourists laud Indian government's speedy clearances to bus service between two nations

Poonch, Feb 10 (ANI): Pakistani residents, arriving in Jammu and Kashmir state by bus service, lauded Indian government for giving speedy clearances to them. The bus service between Rawalakot and Poonch district was first launched in 2005 to facilitate relations between the two nations. People coming from Pakistan to India said that they were happy as the latter provided clearances in a swift manner, saying they could meet their relatives after 63 years. Another resident of Pakistan, Nazam Abdul, reiterated Rashid's sentiment. Abdul added that she would love to visit India again. This bus service has been suspended in the past at several occasions owing to tensions between India and Pakistan at the border. Feb 10, 2015

BJP suffers major setback in Delhi polls, says 'will accept mandate'

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): With the latest trends suggesting a splendid win for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that it would accept the public mandate and prepare to sit in the opposition. Meanwhile, BJP's CM candidate Kiran Bedi also congratulated AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and urged him to turn the capital into "a world class city". "Full marks to Arvind. Congratulations. Now take Delhi to the heights it belongs to. Make it a world class city," she tweeted. As per the latest trends, the AAP is inching closer to government formation in Delhi with the party leading in 65 seats. The BJP is ahead in 4 seats while the Congress is trailing in all the 70 assembly seats. Feb 10, 2015

Satish Upadhyay accepts defeat, says BJP failed to understand 'public mood'

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Delhi BJP unit President Satish Upadhyay on Tuesday said that his party accepted the public mandate and added that it failed to understand the mood and trust of the people of Delhi. Upadhyay said it seems to be a splendid victory for the AAP as per the trends. Upadhyay also said that the party as a whole and he as the Delhi party unit president take the responsibility of the defeat. Upadhyay also congratulated AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal for the party's performance. Further, he also said that the results are not referendum on the prime minister and that the functions of the state and centre are totally different. Feb 10, 2015

Politicos react on early trends of Delhi polls

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday react on the early trends of the Delhi assembly polls. The Aam Aadmi Party appeared to be on its way to recapture power in the national capital with the party leading in 59 constituencies against 10 of BJP and Congress' one seat. AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that people of Delhi has called back the party and that they want those 49 days of government by AAP. BJP leader Shazia Ilmi said that winning is only half the game and that AAP will have to fulfill its promises too. Shahnawaz Hussain said that the party will rather wait for results than commenting. Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Ajay Maken said that even if the party manages to gain even two seats, it will be better than the exit polls. Feb 10, 2015

Tripura observes shutdown to protest twin murder

Unakoti, Feb 10 (ANI): People observed complete shutdown to protest twin murder in Tripura. Shops and institutions remain closed while roads bore deserted look in Unakoti district to seek justice for two local youths, who were found lying on a road. The bodies with head injuries were identified as Anjan Deb and Pallab Debnath. Police suspect that both were murdered somewhere else and left over there. Superintendent of Police L Darlong said investigation was underway to nab the culprits. Both Communist party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and opposition Congress party have supported the strike in the state. Feb 10, 2015

AAP, BJP remains hopeful of victory, Congress upset with performance even as counting is underway

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Even as counting is underway for the Delhi assembly polls, political parties remained hopeful of victory in the national capital, however, Congress remained quiet on the process. AAP leader Kumar Vishwas and Atishi Marlena said that the party is confident of its win and that the people of Delhi will give mandate in favour of the party. BJP leaders said that the party would rather wait for the results than celebrating on just the trends. Meanwhile, Congress leader PC Chacko said that the party is keeping close watch on the results and that they will assess their mistakes and will work on the same from the beginning. Feb 10, 2015

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim found guilty in sodomy trail

Malaysia's highest court found opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim guilty on charges of sodomy on Tuesday (February 10) in a case that his supporters claim was politically motivated. Anwar was smiling Feb 10, 2015

Delhi polls results: Early leads show big win for AAP, party workers celebrate

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): With counting on for the Delhi Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is presently leading in 53 seats as per the early trends followed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that is ahead in 12 seats. The Congress is leading in just three seats. With this, celebrations have already begun at the party office in New Delhi. AAP leader and birthday boy Kumar Vishwas had double reasons to celebrate. Party workers and supporters danced to the tune of 'Paanch Saal Kejriwal' at various locations. Feb 10, 2015