Delhi MCD Polls: Resignation Offers By Congress, AAP Leaders
New Delhi: The results of MCD elections not only broke the hearts of leaders but also led to their resignations. While AICC in-charge of Delhi PCC PC Chacko offered to resign, Ajay Maken who is Delhi Pradesh Congress chief announced his resignations as the trends showed clear defeat.
Ajay Maken was facing a lot of criticism of late as he did not have good relations with Delhi former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. In fact, one of the women leaders of Congress alleged Maken of manhandling her. There were demands that Maken should resign from the post.
Maken announced that taking responsibility for the defeat he is going to resign as PCC president and will work as party worker without assuming any posts in the party for one year. Congratulating BJP, he said that there is a need to carry out an investigation on EVMs.
While the BJP took the elections seriously and put in all the efforts that are necessary, Congress had suffered on account of internal squabbles. The three-term Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, did not participate in the campaign. When asked why she did not campaign, she simply answered that she was not asked to. That much for the seniority and putting party above the personal egos. Finally, Congress which was in an upbeat mood to gain the lost ground initially was drubbed. Thanks to the internal politics and personal egos of the leaders even after facing so many defeats across the country, the Congress stood in a poor third position.
The ruling party of Delhi, AAP, not only received a shock with the defeat, it was shaken to the core by the resignation offer of its legislator Alka Lamba from the party and also from the membership of the Assembly. As the exit polls predicted a thumping victory for the BJP, AAP immediately went into an offensive mode and started blaming the EVMs much before the counting started. The party chief Arvind Kejriwal said that it is not the victory of Modi but it is a victory of EVMs on the D-Day.
While AAP was oscillating between offensive and defensive mood, Anna Hazare taunted AAP by saying that there is a lot of difference between work and words. The party which was born out of the movement that Anna Hazare had launched has to change its attitude and put more emphasis on governance to win the hearts of Delhi citizens. By constantly on the negative mode, is AAP is finally defeating the cause it had espoused.