Reforms will continue despite AAP's Delhi sweep: Jaitley
12 February 2015
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley today sought to assure investors that the Bharatiya Janata Party's dismal showing in the Delhi assembly election will not put the government off its reform agenda.
"The fact that four elections have been won, and one has not, is absolutely no ground for believing that there will be any slowdown on the path that we have taken," Jaitley told reporters in New Delhi after talks ith US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party virtually swept Delhi, winning 67 of the 70 assembly seats - leaving the BJP with just three seats, and the previously ruling Congress with none at all.
Jaitley said India's economy is "poised to take off at a much faster pace", and the government is determined to continue economic reforms.
The next and perhaps most-watched indication of the government's intentions will come later this month, when Jaitley presents the annual budget in parliament 0n 28 February.