Congress going through a bad phase, I was not invited to campaign for MCD elections: Sheila Dikshit
Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said that Congress did not campaign aggressively to win the Delhi civic polls.
New Delhi: It seems all is not well within the Congress party. With trends indicating a clear mandate for the resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Delhi Municipal Elections, former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said that her party did not campaign aggressively to win the civic polls.
Unhappy with the Congress' style of election campaign in the crucial MCD polls, Dikshit, who ruled Delhi for 15 years said, "Congress did not campaign in an aggressive way. It did not do what it should have done to win the Delhi civic polls."
The Congress veteran said she was not invited to campaign for the MCD elections.
When asked to comment on Aam Aadmi Party allegations of EVMs tampering in the civic polls, Dikshit said, "Winners and losers have different versions to the problem. But in a case like this, the government and the Election Commission should come up with a solution."
Dikshit admitted that the Congress was going through a bad phase. However, she expressed confidence in the grand old party to bounce back.
Former Delhi Congress president Arvinder Singh Lovely, who recently joined teh BJP, alst week had hit out at his one-time mentor and former chief minister Sheila Dikshit, dubbing her as a "burden" on the Congress.
"Sheila Dikshit is completely dissociated from the Congress campaign for MCD polls and has turned out to be a burden, while I chose to join the BJP that has been holding soldiers' interests high," Lovely said at a press conference.