Ajay Maken has resigned from the post of Delhi Congress president following the party’s poor performance in MCD polls.
His announcement came after BJP won a landslide in the MCD polls. Congress was placed poor third.
Maken said that his decision was final while blaming Sheila Dikshit and her son, Sandeep Dikshit, for continually running a dirty campaign against him. Maken had faced a revolt of sorts just before the polls with Arvinder Singh Lovely joining the BJP.
“It is a reasonable revival of the Congress but I had hoped for something better than this. I had expected to perform a little better.
“So, as the president of Delhi Congress I take moral responsibility and offer to resign from my post. I have decided to resign from my post,” he said.
He claimed that there has been a rise in the vote percentage of the Congress in Delhi.
“We have fought the election on positive issues. We are satisfied that we raised reasonable issues in the election. I was given free hand during my two-year tenure as Delhi Congress president in organisational appointments,” he said.
His remarks come after former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said that Maken failed to reach out to the people and even blamed the Delhi Congress chief’s “lack of involvement” of the local leadership.