The Aam Aadmi Party sweep clean bowled several senior members of Congress and BJP. The biggest upset was probably that of BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi from the Krishna Nagar seat, considered a bastion of BJP and RSS. In fact, the seat was considered the safest bet for the new politician who joined BJP on January 15 this year.
Other BJP top brass that lost out in the AAP sweep were Jagdish Mukhi from Janakpuri who contested against his son in-law. The seat was won by Rajesh Rishi from AAP. Vikram Biduri from Tughlakabad and Rambir Singh Biduri from Badarpur were the other major losers, the latter from a seat which he has reportedly never lost till today.
In the Congress camp, which dropped to zero this election, most of those who were routed were politicians who have never lost assembly elections. These included Chaudhary Mateen Ahmed from Seelampur, Prahlad Singh Sawhney from Chandi Chowk, Haroon Yusuf from Ballimaran and Shoaib Iqbal from Okhla. All these seats were won by AAP.
Source: The Economic Times