‘Nice to see but…’: Abhishek Singhvi says this on Congress poor show in MCD

By, New Delhi
Dec 07, 2022 04:42 PM IST

With just 9 seats in the 250-seat MCD, the grand old party finished a disappointing third behind the AAP (134) and BJP (104).

Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Wednesday said the party should ‘introspect,’ after it finished a disappointing third, behind the AAP and BJP in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) election, the results for which were announced today.

Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi (PTI file photo)
Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi (PTI file photo)

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“Although it's nice to see a tightly contested election between AAP & BJP, I am deeply disappointed at Congress result. Introspection and structural change vital!,” tweeted Singhvi, shortly before the final results were announced.

The Congress, which has given three chief ministers to Delhi, won only nine seats in the 250-member civic body. On the other hand, the AAP won 134 seats and comfortably crossed the majority mark of 126, while the BJP finished a strong second, with as many as 104 of its candidates coming first on their respective seats. The remaining three seats were bagged by Independents.

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Of the three main parties, the AAP won 42.05% of the votes, while the BJP and Congress secured 39.09% and 11.68% votes respectively. The saffron party had been in power in the MCD since 2007.

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Meanwhile, in the previous two assembly polls in the city-state (2015 and 2020), the Congress failed to send even a single MLA to the legislative assembly. Also, while the AAP has been in power here since December 2013, all 7 Lok Sabha MPs from Delhi are from the BJP.

Also Read | MCD election 2022 results: Full list of BJP, AAP & Congress winners/leading candidates

Voting for the MCD election took place on December 4.


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