Jyotiraditya Scindia ups ante against Congress leaders

Jyotiraditya Scindia ups ante against Congress leaders

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Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday called the party's Delhi election debacle "extremely disappointing" and called for a "new approach", joining the rapidly growing league of party leaders calling for change. Scaling up his attack, he added that some Congress leaders are still behaving like ministers.

The Congress fielded 66 candidates and 63 forfeited their deposit, which means they did not win even one-sixth of the votes in their constituencies.

"The results are extremely disappointing. Congress needs a new approach, a new way of doing things...we strongly need a new approach. Times have changed, the country has changed. We'll have to reach out to people. After the Lok Sabha polls, we have formed governments in few states," said Mr Scindia, who is said to be close to the Gandhis.

The Congress, jolted by its second straight duck in Delhi -- which it ruled for three straight terms till 2013 -- has lapsed into a blame-game in which even Sheila Dikshit - the widely respected three-time chief minister who died last year - has not been spared.