Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday blamed Congress’ disastrous efficiency in the simply concluded Delhi meeting elections for the saffron social gathering not with the ability to win energy, regardless of securing a vote share of roughly 39 per cent.
“The sudden disappearance of Congress was responsible for BJP’s defeat in the Delhi assembly polls since it led to a direct fight between the BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP),” stated Javadekar, who was one of the incharges of BJP’s poll marketing campaign in the meeting elections.
Despite securing a vote share of roughly 39 per cent, its highest since 1993, the BJP despatched candidates from simply eight constituencies in the 70-member meeting. AAP, which pocketed a vote share of 53.46 per cent, returned 62 candidates. Congress, alternatively, simply acquired a 4.6 per cent vote share, with its candidates dropping their safety deposit in 63 of the 66 seats they contested.
Only three of its candidates Arvinder Singh Lovely from Gandhi Nagar, Devender Yadav from Badli and Abhishek Dutt from Kasturba Nagar managed to save lots of their deposits.
Security deposit of a candidate is forfeited if he/she fails to safe one-sixth of the whole legitimate votes solid in a constituency.
Most of Congress candidates acquired lower than 5 per cent of the whole votes polled in their respective constituencies.
Delhi Congress chief Shubhash Chopra’s daughter Shivani Chopra, who was the social gathering candidate from Kalkaji, additionally couldn’t save her deposit.
Former Delhi Assembly Speaker Yoganand Shastri’s daughter Priyanka Singh additionally forfeited her deposit.
The social gathering’s marketing campaign committee chairman Kirti Azad’s spouse, Poonam Azad, lost badly and stood fourth, polling solely 2,604 (2.23) votes.
(with PTI inputs)