Manoj Tiwari wins North East Delhi Lok Sabha seat
New Delhi: Riding over the Modi wave and harping on the national security issues, BJP parliamentary candidate from North East Delhi constituency, Manoj Tiwari registered a thumping victory while conquering over the three way fight by defeating the Congress heavy weight Sheila Dikshit and Aam Admi Party's promient face Dilip Pandey. The BJP by securing 7.87 lakh votes has given a huge blow to Congress candiate Sheila who was trailing by a margin of 3.66 lakh votes by repeating the similar result in 2014.
"We were confident of the victory but were not expecting this kind of huge margin. I am indebted to the voters for imposing their faith in us. The kind of treatment that AAP has always meted out to me, the public has observed it and voted accordingly. We have crossed the first hurdle in Delhi and will now gear up for the second one in February (Assembly elections)," Tiwari said.
Using his music and his Bhojpuri lingo, he wooed the Purvanchali voters, with a promise of building Delhi as "the best" capital. Tiwari said they (BJP) were sure of a victory but did not expect such a "huge" margin.
The singer and actor has been quite active in attacking Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and was allegedly involved in creating a ruckus at the inauguration of Signature Bridge in the capital last year. He had registered his protest at not being invited to the inaugural event of the newly-built city landmark. While Tiwari had billed the contest with Dikshit as one of the "most interesting" in the country, the Congress leader has not even come close to giving him a fight during the counting of votes.
Under the aegis of Tiwari, the Delhi unit has witnessed many highs, including winning the MCD polls in 2017, where the party fought against anti-incumbency and the 2019 Lok Sabha Polls, where the party saw an increase of its vote share from 2014.
In 2014, the party had a vote share of 46.4 per cent but under Tiwari, the party strengthened its base in the national capital with a vote share of 56.6 per cent, which augurs well at a time when the assembly elections are round the corner.
The North East Delhi constituency, which has around 22.89 lakh voters, faces the problems of lack of development in unauthorised colonies, bad roads and poor quality of water.