BJP rejoices civic polls victory sans celebrations

The BJP is poised to sweep the civic polls in Delhi on Wednesday but the all-conquering party will not celebrate the victory as a mark of respect to 25 CRPF troopers killed by Maoist rebels in Chhattisgarh. The party also put up a poster outside the BJP headquarters dedicating the win to the slain CRPF jawans.

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BJP president Manoj Tiwari attends a press conference after winning civic polls at Delhi BJP office. The all-conquering party will not celebrate the victory as a mark of respect to 25 CRPF troopers killed by Maoist rebels in Chhattisgarh. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo )

BJP president Manoj Tiwari attends a press conference after winning civic polls at Delhi BJP office. The all-conquering party will not celebrate the victory as a mark of respect to 25 CRPF troopers killed by Maoist rebels in Chhattisgarh. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo )

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The party also put up a poster outside the BJP headquarters dedicating the win to the slain CRPF jawans. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

The party also put up a poster outside the BJP headquarters dedicating the win to the slain CRPF jawans. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

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(R-L) Ravi Kishan, Manoj Tiwari and Hans Raj Hans pose for a picture after MCD election results. Early trends indicated a clean sweep by the BJP in all three municipal corporations in the capital governed by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

(R-L) Ravi Kishan, Manoj Tiwari and Hans Raj Hans pose for a picture after MCD election results. Early trends indicated a clean sweep by the BJP in all three municipal corporations in the capital governed by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

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A personnel checks EVM machines at a polling centre at ITI Khichripur. Maoists killed 25 paramilitary personnel and injured six in Chhattisgarh’s south Sukma region on Monday, in the worst attack on security forces in the state in seven years. (Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

A personnel checks EVM machines at a polling centre at ITI Khichripur. Maoists killed 25 paramilitary personnel and injured six in Chhattisgarh’s south Sukma region on Monday, in the worst attack on security forces in the state in seven years. (Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

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High security seen at the counting centre at Khichripur. The results are a huge setback to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is struggling to retain the appeal of the five-year-old party that came to power in Delhi by a sweeping majority in the 2015 Assembly elections. (Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

High security seen at the counting centre at Khichripur. The results are a huge setback to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is struggling to retain the appeal of the five-year-old party that came to power in Delhi by a sweeping majority in the 2015 Assembly elections. (Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

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Gopal Rai speaks to media outside Kejriwal's residence. The AAP and the Congress were in a close race for the second slot. (Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Gopal Rai speaks to media outside Kejriwal's residence. The AAP and the Congress were in a close race for the second slot. (Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

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Ravi Kishan and Hans Raj Hans celebrate the victory. Accepting defeat, Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken decided to resign from his post. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Ravi Kishan and Hans Raj Hans celebrate the victory. Accepting defeat, Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken decided to resign from his post. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

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Swaraj India leader Yogendra yadav pictured at his residence. (Arun Sharma/HT Photo)

Swaraj India leader Yogendra yadav pictured at his residence. (Arun Sharma/HT Photo)

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Deputy Chief minister Manish Sisodia speaks to journalists outside Kejriwal's residence. As AAP’s dismal run became clear, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and Delhi labour minister Gopal Rai met Kejriwal at his residence in Civil Lines to decide the party’s line on the impending loss. (Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Deputy Chief minister Manish Sisodia speaks to journalists outside Kejriwal's residence. As AAP’s dismal run became clear, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and Delhi labour minister Gopal Rai met Kejriwal at his residence in Civil Lines to decide the party’s line on the impending loss. (Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

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AAP squarely blamed the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for the poor show. Rai briefly stepped outside to blame faulty EVMs for the rout they so hoped against. (Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

AAP squarely blamed the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for the poor show. Rai briefly stepped outside to blame faulty EVMs for the rout they so hoped against. (Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

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Delhi BJP priesdent Manoj Tiwari pays tribute to CERPF Jawans who lost their life in Sukma. The BJP won 25 wards, AAP four and Congress three wards till 12.19pm. Voting for 270 of the total 272 wards of the three municipal corporations saw around 54% voting on Sunday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Delhi BJP priesdent Manoj Tiwari pays tribute to CERPF Jawans who lost their life in Sukma. The BJP won 25 wards, AAP four and Congress three wards till 12.19pm. Voting for 270 of the total 272 wards of the three municipal corporations saw around 54% voting on Sunday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

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The BJP has controlled the city’s civic bodies for a decade. The AAP and the BJP have often clashed over civic issues, affecting governance at these municipalities. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

The BJP has controlled the city’s civic bodies for a decade. The AAP and the BJP have often clashed over civic issues, affecting governance at these municipalities. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

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