The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) election results have taken a toll on both Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). On the day the results were announced, AAP's Delhi convener Dilip Pandey resigned from his post.
Dilip Pandey quit apparently owning moral responsibility for AAP's poor show in the MCD elections.
Earlier, Delhi Congress unit president Ajay Maken also announced his resignation in the wake of the MCD election results.
AAP won just 48 out of the 270 seats, while Congress stood third bagging 29 seats. BJP romped home with a whopping 182 seats.
AAP WAS CONFIDENT OF WINNING MCD POLLS
AAP, which rules Delhi Assembly with a brute majority, was confident of winning the MCD elections. It was AAP's debut MCD polls and it fared miserably.
AAP's defeat in MCD elections comes on the heels of its humiliating defeat in the recently-held Punjab and Goa Assembly polls.
Instead of owning defeat in the two states, AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister had blamed EVMs and the Election Commission. He had also expressed fear that EVMs would be tampered with in the MCD elections.
However, Dilip Pandey's resignation seems to have indicated that AAP has admitted the defeat in MCD polls and has decided to abandon negative politics.
Kejriwal himself, in a tweet, congratulated BJP and assured of cooperation.