Sheila Dikshit plays down defeat in DSGMC poll
New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday sought to downplay the defeat of Congress-backed Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) in Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), saying the outcome would not have any bearing on Congress in coming assembly polls.
"It was an election of a religious body. It will not have any bearing on the assembly polls," Dikshit said when her reaction was sought to the drubbing of the ruling dispensation led by Paramjit Singh Sarna.
The Chief Minister insisted that the election outcome in no way was an indication of the loss of peoples` support for her government and Congress.
After a gap of ten years, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) wrested back control of powerful DSGMC. SAD (Badal), supported by BJP, bagged 37 out of 46 seats while Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) claimed eight seats against its current strength of 27 seats.
SAD (Delhi) chief Sarna lost by the highest margin of votes to SAD (Badal)`s Manjinder Singh from Punjabi Bagh.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Afzal Guru row: Why no action against supporters at JNU?
- Afzal Guru row: Why no action against supporters at JNU?- Part V
- DNA: Analysis on Ishrat Jahan encounter case
- DNA: After JNU, anti-India slogans at Delhi’s Press Club of India
- Headley's revelations: Will politicos who termed Ishrat Jahan 'beti' now apologise?- Part II
- ISI trains JeM, LeT terrorists: Former Pak president Pervez Musharraf
- Kumar Vishwas' birthday bash: Ajit Doval, BJP and RSS leaders attend; Arvind Kejriwal missing
- Afzal Guru row: JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar arrested by Delhi Police
- Snapdeal employee Dipti Sarna reaches home, police and family remain tight-lipped over her recovery
- Siachen braveheart loses battle for life; India pays homage to Lance Naik Hanumanthappa, PM Modi 'devastated'