MCD election results 2017: In the wake of the counting for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) results, former Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit blamed lacklustre ‘campaigning’ for the party’s loss in the polls. She said, “Aggressive campaign karna chahiye tha, maine campaign nahi kiya kyunki kisi ne mujhe kaha hi nahi.” (The party should have carried out a more aggressive election campaign, I did not do any campaigning because no one asked me to.) Further she talked about the lastest EVM issue that has been going on for some days now. She said, “EC aur Government ko duvidha duur karni chahiye, par jo haarta hai vo kehta hai EVM kharab hai, jo jeetta hai vo kehta hai theek hai.” (The Election Commission and the government should solve the problem but whoever loses blames the EVM and whoever wins says that these are fine.)
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She then expressed confidence in the party and said, “The Congress is going through a bad phase. The BJP also did for a long time. We will also come back. Congress’ soul resides in India, people will understand.” Looking forward to snatching away the leadership of the DPCC from current chief Ajay Maken after the party’s poor performance in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, Sheila Dikshit hinted that the party could have done better if he did not lead the team.
This comment by the former Delhi CM who was once the head of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee comes days after she blamed Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken for a number of Congress leaders leaving the party over the past month. In an interview, Dikshit said,”The approach which a PCC head should have, of taking everybody together, is not there. The primary reason behind people quitting the party is them being ignored, not listened to. So, out of frustration, they are doing so. There is some problem with the prevailing system in the PCC. There is an urgent need to amend it.” Underlining her point, she added, “Yes of course. That is the reason (Ajay Maken’s way of leadership). What else can be the reason? People worked with me for 15 years when Congress was in power. Did you hear any such news then of people leaving the party?”