Updated: 12/08/2013 18:52 | By Agence France-Presse

Anti-corruption leader unseats Delhi chief minister

New Delhi's long-serving Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit lost her seat Sunday to the leader of a new anti-corruption party, state election results showed.


Anti-corruption leader unseats Delhi chief minister

Arvind Kejriwal (left) waves to supporters from his office after winning the state assembly election in New Delhi on December 8, 2013

Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (Common People's Party), took an unassailable lead, winning 39,883 votes against 16,780 for Dikshit, according to the electoral commission.

"This is not my victory. This is the victory of the people of New Delhi constituency," a triumphant Kejriwal told supporters.

"I am absolutely confident that finally the country will win, the people will win and democracy will win," added the former civil servant who only founded the party last year.

Dikshit, who has resigned from her post after 15 years as chief minister, had earlier conceded that Congress had lost control of Delhi's 70-seat assembly, saying she would "respect" the outcome.

Dikshit, regarded as a powerful politician, had said ahead of last Thursday's election that Kejriwal "was not even on our radar".

Latest Photo Galleries on xinmsn

NEWS VIDEOS

MORE NEWS VIDEOS

facebook recommendations

LIVE NEWS RADIO STREAMING

  • 938 Live

    938LIVE is Singapore's only English news and talk station which transmits round the clock with an engaging and enticing spread of programmes on current affairs, health, business and lifestyle as well as news every half hour until midnight.

  • Capital 958


    95.8FM城市频道的前身是"第三广播网"。上个世纪30年代末,新加坡就有中文广播,一路走来经过不少政治,社会局势的改变,中文广播在本地一直扮演举足轻重的角色。