Saffron wave sweeps Delhi elections

via Media input published on April 7, 2007

New Delhi: The enlightened voters continue their trend to show the Minority appeasing Congress their place and the Delhi MCD elections were also hit by the Saffron Hurricane.


BJP on Saturday dealt a severe blow to the ruling Congress in the MCD elections and is set to take over the reins of the 272-member civic body.

BJP was ahead in as many as 150 seats and won 32, while the Congress was lagging way behind leading in 42 wards and emerging victorious in 12 as counting of votes progressed at various centres in the capital.

Opposition leader Subhash Arya, BJP Standing Committee member Vijender Gupta and former Deputy Mayor Arti Mehra of the BJP were among the few who won already.  

Almost all the top Congress leaders were trailing. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit accepted the defeat, but attacked her bete noire and Congress chief Rambabu Sharma for the humiliating defeat and called for introspection on the reasons behind the poll debacle.Sharma, on the other hand, attributed the defeat mainly to the sealing drive. He said the rising prices also played a role in the elections.

An upbeat BJP Delhi unit chief Harsh Vardhan described the election victory a referendum on Dikshit government`s performance and asked for her resignation.

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