Delhi BJP reviews poll loss, mulls way forward

Three days after suffering an embarrassing defeat in the Delhi Assembly Elections, the state BJP leadership met here on Friday to take stock of the results.

Updated: Feb 13, 2015, 14:00 PM IST
Delhi BJP reviews poll loss, mulls way forward

New Delhi: Three days after suffering an embarrassing defeat in the Delhi Assembly Elections, the state BJP leadership met here on Friday to take stock of the results.

The meeting was chaired by Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay, who had not contested the February 7 polls.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Upadhyay said, “I had a meeting with our leaders on how to go forward. I have asked local leaders to give inputs on why we lost (the election),” he said.

The results on February 10 proved to be an embarrassment for the BJP which won just three of the total 70 seats. In the last elections in December 2013, the BJP had won 31 seats emerging as the single largest party in a hung Assembly ahead of the Aam Aadmi Party.

However, the AAP this time won a landslide bagging 67 of the 70 seats, decimating both the BJP and the Congress.

Even the BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi lost from Krishna Nagar – the party's stronghold for over two decades.

The drubbing was also seen as a verdict on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, both of whom mobilised every possible resource to win the battle in Delhi.

Even the international media has dubbed it as a verdict on the functioning of the Narendra Modi government.