Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken Resigns; Takes Responsibity For MCD DefeatApril 26, 2017 16:40
With the Congress losing the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, the Delhi Congress chief, Ajay Maken, today, resigned from his post.
Maken stated that he would continue as a dedicated Congress worker, but would not take up any party positions for the next one year. Addressing the reporters, after the results of the MCD polls were out, Maken said, the Congress party had made a “reasonable comeback” by winning in wards which it had lost in the previous elections. However, he said he took the responsibility for the Congress to stand in third place in the polls and had decided to resign.
Like Aam Aadmi Party Chief, Arvind Kejriwal, Maken also called out for an investigation into the “Electronic voting machines (EVM)” tampering. The senior Congress leader further stated that, “Even if we cannot trust EVMs, we must trust the Election Commission.”
Maken responding to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s statement, that she was not asked by the Congress to campaign for the MCD election, Maken said, “For the last one year, Sheila Dikshit and her son Sandeep Dikshit have been attacking me, but I have never said anything.” Maken chose to stay away from controversy and instead called Sheila Dikshit his “mentor.”