MCD election results 2017: Swaraj India’s Yogendra Yadav has gracefully accepted the defeat in the Delhi civic polls and congratulated the Manoj Tiwari led state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for winning and that too with such a huge number of seats in all the three municipal corporations namely, South Delhi Municipal Corporations (SDMC), East Delhi Municipal Corporations (EDMC) and North Delhi Municipal Corporations (NDMC). Having said that, Yadav, who was a co-founder of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) before being dumped by the party, he did not let the opportunity go by without taking a jibe at Arvind Kejriwal and AAP saying that blaming EVM machines for the loss does not reflect a mature and sensible leadership, reports ABP News.
After Assembly polls held in five states, in which BJP did magnificently well, the same script has played out in Delhi too in the municipal corporation polls that were held on April 23. The results are showing the BJP winning a huge mandate here too. Soon after this, the AAP leader Gopal Rai refused to accept the writing on the wall and blamed EVM tampering for the loss. Talking to media, he called it “EVM leher” (EVM wave) that ensured the victory of BJP. When Yogendra Yadav was questioned over this, the Swaraj party leader said that raising the issue of EVM tampering all the time after the defeat shows immaturity on the part of a leader. The Swaraj India leader which was once the part of AAP, that had won a huge mandate in last assembly polls of Delhi, said in the civic polls people were voting against the chief minister of Delhi and in favour of the prime minister.
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However, talking about the defeat of his own party, he said the local issues of Delhi had not really figured in this election, reports News X. Swaraj India tried to highlight the actual issues of a municipal corporations elections, he said adding that his party was the most transparent party having all its agendas published on its website, which were open for public. But now, if the voters have given their mandate to another party, it should be respected.