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BJP leaders ask Delhi chief to quit

Following the party’s debacle in Delhi assembly elections, BJP leaders have demanded resignation of state BJP president Dr Harsh Vardhan and other senior office bearers.

delhi Updated: Dec 11, 2008 23:54 IST
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The Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to wait till December 15 — the day the results of the Rajendra Nagar assembly seat is to be announced —to decide on future strategy.

Following the party’s debacle in Delhi assembly elections, BJP leaders have demanded resignation of state BJP president Dr Harsh Vardhan and other senior office bearers.

“He should be asked to step down,” said a BJP insider who did not wish to be named. Prominent name doing the rounds for party chief include that of former MP Vijay Goel.

“Right now the party workers are busy preparing for the Rajendra Nagar poll. If we take any decision now it will be very demoralizing for them,” said another leader who also did not wish to be named.

Apart from the choice of BJP’s chief ministerial candidate, a section of party leaders hold the distribution of tickets and the decision to not give municipal councillors tickets for assembly seats behind the party’s poor performance.

“The party could have won at least five to six seats had it decided to give tickets to MCD councillors. Instead it decided to bring in newcomers,” said a BJP insider.

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