New Delhi: Taking moral responsibility for the party’s debacle in the Delhi Assembly Election 2020, Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra on Tuesday evening resigned from his post. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election Result 2020: Aam Aadmi Party Clinches 46 Seats, Leading on 16
The development comes as the Congress failed to open an account for the second consecutive term in a row. In 2015 also, the Congress could not win even a single seat in the national capital. As per the latest trend from the EC, the AAP was leading on 62 seats and the BJP was on 8 seats. Also Read - Manoj Tiwari Accepts Defeat in Delhi Assembly Election, Sees Hope in Increase of Vote Share
Earlier in the day, Chopra blamed Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party for carrying out politics of polarisation which resulted in a dip in the Congress’ vote percentage.
Chopra’s statement came after the Indian National Congress (INC) could not open its account for the Delhi Assembly polls, even after two hours of counting of votes.
“I take responsibility for the party’s performance, we will analyse the factors behind this. Reason for the drop in our vote percentage is politics of polarization by both BJP and AAP,” Chopra told ANI.
“It’s been three months since I took over as the party chief and I did the best of my capability. If anybody is to be blamed, it’s Subhash Chopra,” he added.
Saying that the Congress always stood against the communal forces, Chopra said his party will always remain against the BJP till the end.
The counting of votes for the Delhi Assembly began at 8 AM today amid tight security. The national capital went to polls in a single-phase on February 8.