MCD election results 2017: Congress Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken takes responsibility for party’s poor show, announces resignation

By: | Updated: April 26, 2017 12:56 PM

Taking responsibility of party's rout in the MCD polls, Delhi Congress chief Ajai Maken has today announced his resignation from the post.

Results in MCD polls were below expected, says Ajay Maken. (ANI)

Taking the responsibilities of party’s rout in the MCD polls, Delhi Congress chief Ajai Maken has today announced his resignation from the post, news agency ANI said. Taking responsibility for party’s pathetic show in civic polls, he said that results were below expected.

Speaking to reports after trends are out, showing a massive win for BJP in all three municipalities in the national capital, he also urged the election Commission to take up the issue of EVMs as demanded by several Opposition parties.

While congratulating the BJP and its Delhi unit chief Manoj Tewari for the win, he said that the party will have to deliver on promises made by it.

Reacting to statement by former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit that there was no aggression in the party at the time of campaign for civic polls, he said that since last two years, both she and her son Sandeep Dikshit have been speaking against him.

“If she means that I should reply to her son, I can’t bring that aggression”, he said while speaking to reporters.He further said that even as the Congress was doing much better, he was expecting much better results this time.

Ajay Maken also announced that he would not take any party post in next one year. “For 1 year I will not take up any post in the party, will work as a party worker”, he was quoted as saying by ANI.

Earlier, Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, speaking to news agency ANI, said that both the Election Commission and the government should clear confusion on EVMs.

The former Chief minister also said she did not take part in the campaign as she was not asked to.

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