New Delhi, April 26: Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Ajay Maken on Wednesday offered to resign from the post owing to party’s poor performance in the 2017 Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections. Also Read - Days Before Polls, Bihar BJP In-charge Devendra Fadnavis Tests Positive For COVID-19
The Congress has fared badly and only managed to win 30 wards out of 272 in the 2017 MCD elections. The party had in the 2012 MCD elections won 77 wards. Also Read - Hoshiarpur Rape: Gandhis Can't See Atrocities Against Women in States Where Congress is in Power, Says BJP
“I take responsibility for defeat and I am going to resign as Delhi Congress President. For one year I will not take up any post in the party, will work as a party worker. We have made a reasonable comeback, but I had hoped to do better in MCD elections,” Maken said. Also Read - Only National Flag Will be Hoisted: BJP Demands Action Against Mehbooba Mufti Over 'Seditious' Remarks
Sources had earlier suggested that Maken would be removed from the post if the party fares badly in the elections as there are many complaints against him.
The MCD elections witnessed a triangular fight between the Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party with the saffron party comfortably sitting at the top spot. There is a fight for the silver medal between the Congress and AAP now.
Even though the party has improved its vote share, it failed to consolidate it into the seat. The Congress is at a distant third in the elections.