New Delhi, May 28 : The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC), under the leadership of Sheila Dikshit, on Tuesday appealed to Congress president Rahul Gandhi to withdraw his resignation.
A meeting of the senior leaders of the DPCC was held at the DPCC office, Rajiv Bhawan, here today, and they emphasized that the Delhi Congress was firmly with Mr Gandhi in this challenging time for the party.Dikshit said that there was no need for the Congress president and the party workers to get disheartened by the setbacks in the Lok Sabha elections.
Quoting the example of the Congress defeat in 1977, she said the Congress party, under the dynamic leadership of Indira Gandhi, fought back to wrest power two-and-a-half years later, and the party remained in power for several years thereafter.She thanked the people of Delhi for reposing their faith in the Congress party as the Congress did better in this Parliamentary election than the last time.
She said that the Congress candidates finished second in five of the seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi, and Congress also came first in five Assembly segments and second in 42 Assembly constituencies.Dikshit, who was Chief Minister of Delhi for 15 years on the trot, lamented that the development works in Delhi have come to a grinding halt in the past five years under the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government in Delhi and the BJP Government at the Centre.
She said that the Congress Government had initiated many development works to make Delhi a world class city, which was applauded the world over."The condition of Delhi has deteriorated so pathetically that a clean and green Delhi left behind by the Congress Government has now become a huge garbage dump under the AAP Government," she said.
"The Congress workers will go amidst the people with a positive agenda to win back their trust and confidence, and the party will bounce back with renewed vigour in the upcoming Assembly elections in Delhi," she added. UNI