The Congress, which ruled Delhi for 15 years, is on the verge of sitting on the political margins in Delhi after it failed to win a single seat in Assembly elections this year.
The anger was palpable in the sharp critique offered by its leaders, which ranged from a disconnect from the grassroots to delay in decision making. The situation for Congress is so grim on the result front that it secured only 4.31% votes in this years Delhi Assembly elections.
The party had a track record of getting 24.55 per cent votes in 2013 Delhi Assembly election.
In 2015, it got reduced to 9.7 per cent against the BJP’s 32.7 per cent and the AAP’s 54.34 per cent.
It, however, could not win a single seat in Delhi and the trend continued in this Assembly election also. This year, Congress’ vote share shrunk to a meagre 4.26 per cent, it’s lowest ever in Delhi.
“We welcome the mandate given by the people of Delhi with modesty and bowed heads. We are now more determined to revive the Congress from the grassroots,” party leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said at a press briefing after trends during the counting of votes showed Congress is again staring at a duck in Delhi.
These are the seats where INC (Indian National Congress) managed to get more than 10,000 votes in Delhi Assembly Polls 2020:
- Devendra Yadav-Badli seat-27,449
- Arvinder Lovely-Gandhi Nagar-21,993
- Chaudhary Mateen-Seelampur-20,247
- Abhishek Dutt-Kasturba Nagar-19,668
- Tarvinder Marwah-Jangpura-13,565
- Surendra Kumar-Bawana-12,803
- Surendra Setia-Harinagar-10,394
- Mukesh Goel-Adarsh Nagar-10,014