BJP sweeps MCD, AAP comes distant second with 48 seats

  • BJP sweeps MCD, AAP comes distant second with 48 seats

BJP sweeps MCD, AAP comes distant second with 48 seats

"But for AAP, the loss in the civic body polls means a political wipe-out, given that it is already reeling from humiliating losses in the assembly elections in the northern state of Punjab and Goa in the west last month".

AAP is in turmoil following its disastrous showing in Sunday's Delhi civic polls, which in turn came on top of exceedingly poor performances in the recent Punjab and Goa Assembly elections. That would be extremely discouraging for the party workers and legislators. We have to go beyond the issue of EVMs. The people voted him to power not to fight the Centre, but to deliver on his promises.

"We didn't sit at Jantar Mantar to fight against Congress, Modi, BJP or EVM", Kumar Vishwas said while outlining the original objective of providing an alternative stream of politics in the country.

"Delhi turned out to be a wrestling ring (between politicians) in which only people suffered".

AAP MLA Alka Lamba, who represents Chandni Chowk constituency in central Delhi, offered to resign from all party posts taking moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the municipal seats falling under her constituency. However, unlike many leaders Kumar Vishwas said that blaming EVMs is not good. He tells them to keep a check on corruption in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. But he and his AAP failed miserably in the attempt. People were fed up of the Akalis.

"This is our sixth defeat because we were disconnected with volunteers".

Blaming Punjab loss to wrong decision by high command, he said,"Ticket distribution was wrong".

Regardless of the rout in the MCD polls or in Punjab, Kejriwal was contemplating a restructuring of the party's national organisation, sources said. I do have a following and as an honest soldier of the party, there were occasions where I felt my presence could have helped. I think introspection is very much needed for the betterment of the party. The change started with Cabinet minister Gopal Rai, who was recently appointed as the head of organisation building up to the upcoming three poll-bound states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh who is stands appointed as the Delhi unit convenor.

He said that the party needs "radical reforms".

"Satyendra Jain's daughter had no bad intentions". While buzz about a possible split is growing louder, the victorious Bharatiya Janata Party says it has shut its doors to defectors. "Once you sit in the chair, you lose your power of thinking", said Hazare. "Somewhere, the party has lost the connect with ground realities".

On Wednesday, Kejriwal had congratulated the BJP on Twitter and said that the Delhi government looked forward to working with the BJP in all three MCDs of Delhi.