Delhi: After suffering a humiliating defeat in the MCD polls, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party seems to have comes to terms with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'growing stature'.
At a meeting of lawmakers on Thursday, AAP is reported to have discussed that the 'spillover effect' of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
"After the BJP's UP victory, combined with AAP's loss in Punjab and Goa, PM Modi's emboldened persona and stature was hard to beat, even for Arvind Kejriwal," an AAP lawmaker was quoted as saying by NDTV.
At the same time, Kejriwal asked the MLAs to go back to people and introspect the reasons behind the poll debacle.
The newly-elected 48 councillors also met the CM minister at his residence.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, AAP legislator Vishesh Ravi said, "In the meeting, it was decided that MLAs will go back to people and try to find out where has been a communication gap between the legislators and them".
Ravi, the MLA from Karol Bagh, said that in the meeting with Kejriwal, the EVM manipulation issue also came up for discussion.
"The AAP will soon decide its future course of action on this issue. At present, related evidence (pertaining to EVM manipulation) is being gathered," Ravi said, as per PTI.
Another AAP MLA Nitin Tyagi said that in the meeting, it was discussed that MLAs should introspect on what went wrong in the MCD elections.
"We need to work at the ground level in our constituencies and also introspect on what went wrong in MCD polls. I think there has been a communication gap between MLAs and people. We could not convince the people about the good work done by the Delhi government. "I think people also forgot how the BJP in the MCD had failed for the last 10 years," Tyagi, the MLA from Laxmi Nagar, said.
(With Agency inputs)