The Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress’ dismal performances in the MCD polls on Wednesday have had a direct consequence – leaders from both the parties have resigned or offered to resign from their posts.
Immediately after the Congress faced a crushing defeat in the elections, Ajay Maken said he is resigning as the capital’s Congress chief. “I want to set an example, I will work as an ordinary worker,” Maken told the media. He further called the defeat “personally disappointing”.
Maken further added that he will not take up any post in the party.
Congress’ in-charge of Delhi affairs PC Chacko also resigned from his post, owning responsibility for the party's dismal show in the polls.
He sent his resignation to party president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi.
He said the party should introspect and ascertain the reasons for its defeat in Delhi and redefine its future strategy.
From the Aam Aadmi party, the party’s Delhi convener Dilip Pandey offered his resignation on Wednesday.
Alka Lamba also offered to resign from her post and also relinquish all positions in the party taking “responsibility” for the defeat of AAP candidates in her constituency.
“I take personal responsibility for the party’s defeat in all three wards in my constituency and offer to resign from all party posts and as MLA,” Lamba, who represents the Chandni Chowk constituency, tweeted.
मैं व्यक्तिगत रूप से तीनों वार्डस में हुई हार की जिम्मेदारी लेते हुये पार्टी को अपने सभी पदों से और विधायक पद से इस्तीफ़े की पेशकश करती हूँ।— Alka Lamba (@LambaAlka) April 26, 2017
However, Lamba said she will continue to support and “provide strength” to Kejriwal.