People were in search of an alternative: Yechury on polls

New Delhi: With the Aam Admi Party putting up a good show in Delhi elections, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday said people were angry with the policies of the Congress and in search of an alternative.

Speaking to reporters outside Parliament, Yechury said people were searching for an alternative who could provide solution to their day-to-day problems.

"This (results) mean there is a huge anger against the policies of the Congress. How they express that anger depends on whether there is an alternative. Where there was an alternative, like in Delhi, it benefited. Where there was no alternative, the opposition party gained," Yechury said.

He said more than the policies what had helped AAP in the election was that they were seen as a possibility that can offer an alternative.

"At the moment the only agenda that they have given to the people is anti-corruption ....It was basically a search that is going on, saying that we want something different, But that different, what it is, is not coming up in a tangible form," he said.

Asked whether he thought that the promises that the AAP had made in its manifesto could be fulfilled, he said, "It is difficult".

"Electricity at half the price, all these are very attractive slogans. But the question is more burden should not be put on the people," he said.

In Delhi, BJP with 31 seats has emerged as the single largest party in a House of 70, needing six more for the magic number of 36. AAP bagged 28 seats followed by Congress(8). BJP ally Akali Dal got one seat.

First Published: Monday, December 09, 2013, 16:28

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Previous Poll Results

  • Delhi
  • (70/70) Seats
  • delhi
  • Party
  • Congress
  • BJP
  • BSP
  • Others
  • Seats
  • 43
  • 23
  • 2
  • 2

Poll Schedule

  • Delhi
  • 70 Seats
  • Polling
  • Counting
  • Dec 4
  • Dec 8
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