Bharatiya Janata Party’s legislative party unanimously elected VK Malhotra its leader in the Delhi Legislative Assembly, on Wednesday.
Malhotra was projected as BJP’s chief ministerial candidate during the election campaign, and was elected to the Assembly from the Greater Kailash constituency. His name was proposed by outgoing leader of the Opposition, Jagdish Mukhi, in a meeting of the party MLAs at the Old Secretariat. BJP’s Delhi state president, Dr Harshwardhan, seconded Malhotra’s name.
Malhotra’s election has come a day after he gave up his Parliament seat to work for the Greater Kailash constituency. It was speculated that Malhotra might return to national politics after the party’s loss in the Delhi elections. While assuming responsibility for the loss, Malhotra said, instead of playing the blame game the party should, “now play the role of a constructive, aggressive and effective Opposition in the Assembly.”