MCD election results 2017: Why did AAP lose the polls? Prashant Bhushan takes to Twitter to explain

By: | Published: April 26, 2017 4:42 PM

Even as the AAP leaders were busy in making allegations, advocate Prashant Bhushan said there is "no point blaming EVM for MCD rout."

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MCD election results 2017: After the results of Delhi civic polls cemented yet another winning streak for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party has alleged that EVM tampering is behind the result. While Gopal Rai, an AAP leader, has told media that it was an ‘EVM-wave’ that led to the saffron party winning all the three municipal corporations, AAP leader and deputy chief minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia expressed astonishment at the rout of his party, in a press conference held on Wednesday. However, even as the AAP leaders were busy in making allegations, advocate Prashant Bhushan, who was a co-founder of the party before he was eased out by the Arvind Kejriwal camp, said there is “no point blaming EVM for MCD rout.” The co-founder of his current party Swaraj India, Bhushan said Kejriwal’s party “must realise” that their defeat is “because they betrayed the promise of clean, transparent, accountable politics” in a post on his Twitter account.

Delhi went through its civic polls for three municipal corporations on April 23 for which the counting began on Wednesday. In all the three municipal corporations, the BJP has reportedly gained major chunks of votes defeating all its opponents. For the victory of BJP also, Bhushan has credited “abysmal performance” of AAP. In another tweet, he said despite the poor performance of BJP in municipal corporations of Delhi, the rout of AAP in MCD polls after two years of its spectacular win in Delhi Assembly election shows the abysmal performance of AAP government.

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Another co-founder of Swaraj India, Yogendra Yadav had earlier taken a jibe at the AAP’s allegations of EVM tampering and said blaming EVM machines for the loss does not reflect a mature and sensible leadership, reported ABP news. He further called AAP’s allegations “bahana” (excuse) and said it “seems AAP leaders have not just lost elections, they have lost it.” However, he gracefully accepted the defeat in the elections and congratulated BJP for its win.

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