MCD Elections 2017: Ajay Maken takes responsibility for defeat, quits as Delhi Congress chief

With Congress trailing in the keenly-contested municipal corporation polls in the national capital, its Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken resigned from his post on Wednesday taking moral responsibility for his party's electoral debacle.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 12:42 PM IST
MCD Elections 2017: Ajay Maken takes responsibility for defeat, quits as Delhi Congress chief

New Delhi: With Congress badly trailing in the keenly-contested municipal corporation elections in the national capital, its Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken resigned from his post on Wednesday, taking moral responsibility for his party's electoral debacle.

As Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief, I take moral responsibility for Congress' defeat in the MCD polls. I have decided to resign from my post, '' Ajay Maken said.

For at least one year, I won't accept any post in the party and will work as an ordinary worker, he added.

Maken also thanked his party leadership for showing faith in his leadership and giving him full freedom in the distribution of tickets for Delhi MCD polls.

I will submit my resignation to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi today, he added.

Maken, however, expressed satisfaction that his party ''made a reasonable comeback'' in the MCD polls.

Though we have improved our performance, I had hoped to do better in Delhi MCD Election 2017, he said.

Reactions from Maken came shortly after results showed BJP emerging as a clear winner in the crucial civic body polls, elections for which were held on April 23.