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Aam Aadmi Party garners overwhelming support on Twitter as it 'brooms' past Congress in Delhi

Sunday, 8 December 2013 - 10:54am IST Updated: Sunday, 8 December 2013 - 10:58am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Web Team
Although none of the pre-poll surveys hinted at AAP's win, the stupendous show of the party is indicative of a hung assembly in Delhi.

The 2013 assembly election has seen a new wave with just a year-old Aam Aadmi party led by beaureucrat-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal giving Congress a run for its money.

According to voting trends on Sunday, Congress' 15-year-rule appeared to come to an end with the AAP leader racing ahead of Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit. Kejriwal is ahead with 2,556 votes against 1,090 of Dikshit, a three-time chief minister.

Although none of the pre-poll surveys hinted at AAP's win, the stupendous show of the party is indicative of a hung assembly in Delhi.

Kejriwal shot to limelight when he joined hands with anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare in his movement for the Jan Lokpal Bill.

While the movement fizzled out after an initial craze, Arvind Kejriwal and some other members of Team Anna parted ways with Hazare and went on to float the Aam Aadmi Party.

With an agenda of a corruption-free government, the party for the first time focused on the common man instead of the cliched caste and religion planks used by most parties.

Ahead of the elections, Kejriwal even went on record appealing to the masses not to give anymore funds to them as they have already raised Rs20 crore to fight the assembly elections.

As the news of AAP's spectacular show broke, support for the party poured in on micr-blogging site Twitter:


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