Jaipur: Excited over the victory of several Congress candidates in Rajasthan Panchayati Raj polls, PCC chief Sachin Pilot on Thursday said that party's vote percentage has increased by at least 15 per cent which was more than satisfactory for him.
"Initial results show that the vote percentage of Congress has increased by 15 per cent while ruling BJP's declined by 9 per cent in the Panchayat elections as compared to the vote share of 2014-Lok Sabha elections," Pilot told reporters at PCC here.
"This is unusual, and clearly shows that people in rural Rajasthan have given vote against the BJP's bad governance. It is a like a no-confidence vote," he said, while exuding confidence of gaining the lost ground in coming years.
"We are very satisfied with the results declared so far. People in rural areas were unhappy with the government because of its negligence towards important issues like availability of urea for farmers and water and electricity availability. Our workers worked with full dedication and the credit goes to the party workers and leaders," he said.
"The results of Panchayat elections are eye opener for BJP," he said.
Pilot also said that the victory of Congress in Rajasthan's Panchayat elections would also have an impact in the Delhi assembly election and damage BJP.
"BJP brought in Kiran Bedi as CM candidate in Delhi just to make her a scapegoat and to save the image of the party's top leadership in case of a defeat.
"The results of Rajasthan's panchayat elections would have an impact in Delhi elections also," he said.