New Delhi, Feb 11 : Blaming the 'polarisation' by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its debacle in Delhi assembly election, the Congress on Tuesday said that it will reinvigorate the party at ground level and will come back very soon. "The people of Delhi have given a mandate against the Congress.
We accept it with all humility. The resolve to reinvigorate the Congress party at the ground level is further strengthened today. We thank all Congress workers and leaders for the hard work", said, AICC communication in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala at party headquarters on the trends of the polls. The trend of the election is showing that the AAP is set to sweep Delhi for the third consecutive term. The AAP is leading in 58 seats, the BJP in 12 and the Congress, however, came in a distant third position in most of the seats.
Congratulating Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP for the victory, Mr Surjewala said that the grand old party will continue to raise the voice of the people as vigilant opposition. "Every electoral defeat is a new lesson", he added. Delhi Pradesh Congress president Subhash Chopra said that the AAP and the BJP tired to polarise Delhi election and added that they have succeeded. "Home Minister went to people's houses, 200 MPs campaigned, yet they did not get success. Even today economic plight and unemployment is the biggest issue and we will keep fighting for it", he said. Mr Chopra, who took over as PCC chief three months ahead of the polls, said that he is taking moral responsibility for the defeat and added that the party will fight again and become the voice of Delhi.. "From Jamia to JNU and now at Gargi College, our daughters are not safe on campus either.
Neither the Central Government, nor the Home Minister nor the Chief Minister of Delhi are doing anything. We raised our voice on every issue", Mr Chopra further said, adding "Congress might have lost but we are not defeated". Talking to reporters, AICC in-charge of Delhi, PC Chacko has also blamed 'polarisation' for the defeat of Congress in Delhi and added that "every election is a test of democracy, we dedicate ourselves to revive the party". "Most toxic campaign unleashed by the Prime Minister and Home Minister lead by the BJP was defeated by the people of Delhi. That is the great message given by Delhi.
The people of Delhi has defeated the vicious communal campaign by the BJP", he added. The Congress campaign committee chairman Kirti Azad said that they will strengthen the party at the ground level. "We will continue to work for unity and integrity of the country. We do not discriminate, this has been the tradition of Congress. There is no dearth of Congress workers. Our strength will be seen in the upcoming municipal elections", he added. (UNI)