After being blamed by former three-time Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit for the party’s shameful loss in the state Assembly polls 2015, Congress’ campaign chief Ajay Maken said on Friday that he would meet her and discuss the reasons for the rout.
A day after Congress president Sonia Gandhi slammed party workers for playing blame-game over the loss, Maken said, “I will personally go and meet her (Sheila Dikshit), and ask her where we went wrong so we can take care in future.”
Reflecting on the pummeling handed to the grand old party by the Delhi voters, Maken opined, “Looks like people felt that AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) should be given 5 years to prove themselves hence the Delhi mandate.”
Taking the blame for the abject defeat – Ajay Maken, PC Chacko (Congress in-charge of the party affairs in Delhi) and Arvinder Singh Lovely (DPCC chief) had tendered their resignations to the party high command. Informing of Congress’ course of action in the matter, Maken added, “All three of us have submitted our resignation, but no decision has been taken yet.”
Following the Delhi results, Dikshit had lampooned Maken and said, “I just pity him. Ajay Maken was not the way to put the right focus. He thought he would do all by himself. He did not involve anyone else. Quite obviously his style did not help the Congress party.”
Congress could not win any seats in the Delhi polls, the voting for which took place on February 07, with the results being declared on February 10. The Aam Aadmi Party swept the polls winning a staggering 67 seats in the 70-member Assembly. The BJP was reduced to a mere three seats.