Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader H.S. Phoolka on Thursday said that his party was introspecting to find apt reasons for its poor performance in the civic polls. Phoolka asserted that there was a defined need in the AAP cadre to think and find the solution for the consecutive defeats they had to face. “The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) needs to introspect and we already have started brainstorming to find out the reason for our performance in Delhi. We will give as much thought as required to derive a conclusion,” said Phoolka.
The AAP has blamed the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for its defeat. Following the BJP’s victory in the MCD polls, Congress leaders like Ajay Maken, Gurudas Kamat and P.C. Chacko also announced resignation from their respective posts. The BJP has swept the polls to Delhi’s three municipal corporations, North, East and South winning 181 seats out of 270 seats.
The party succeeded in retaining power in the three civic bodies for the third consecutive term. The AAP with 48 seats finished second, Congress with 29 seats third. 12 seats went to others including Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and Independents.