The Delhi Congress is trying to cash the Punjab Assembly elections results in the campaigns for Delhi municipal polls. The party said the results of Punjab Assembly polls, in which the Aam Aadmi Party secured 22 seats, is an outcome of failure of party's Delhi model.
"The AAP celebrated its victory in Punjab before the poll results. Their defeat in the elections is a result of party's failed Delhi model. The voters of Punjab gave a strong message to the AAP that it can't fool them with false promises, like they did in Delhi two years back," said Chatar Singh, vice-president, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee. He said the party will use the Punjab results for campaigns in Delhi.
The Congress secured 77 seats and formed the government in Punjab.
The Congress considers AAP as the closest competitor in the Delhi municipal elections, scheduled on April 22. As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ruling all three municipal corporations -- North, South and East -- since last ten years, the Congress feels a strong anti-incumbency will lead to its defeat in the upcoming polls.
"The corruption and the poor financial conditions of the municipal corporations is a result of BJP's misrule for ten years. Also, corruption is deep rooted in the corporations. We have chalked out a roadmap to make all three corporations self reliant," said Singh.
The Congress has fielded its big shots, former Union home minister P Chidambaram and MP Jyotiraditya Scindia to roll out the roadmap to make corporations self reliant.