Congress faired badly in Delhi assembly elections 2020, for the second consecutive time. The internal disruptions had gotten way worse after the results. As it can be seen through their blame games.
AICC Delhi in-charge PC Chacko has put the blame of defeat on late former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.
He states, “The downfall of the Congress party started in 2013 when Sheila Ji was the CM.”
Chacko states that the emergence of a new party AAP took away the entire Congress vote bank. “We could never get it back. It still remains with AAP.” His remark did not go well with many congress leaders.
PC Chacko resigns from the post of AICC Incharge after issuing the statement.
Former Mumbai Congress chief and Union Minister Milind Deora said that it was unfortunate to see her being blamed after her death.
“Sheila Dikshit Ji was a remarkable politician and administrator. During her tenure as Chief Minister, Delhi was transformed and Congress was stronger than ever. She dedicated her life to Congress and the people of Delhi,” said Deora in a Tweet.
Sheila Dikshit ji was a remarkable politician & administrator. During her tenure as Chief Minister, Delhi was transformed & Congress was stronger than ever.
— Milind Deora मिलिंद देवरा (@milinddeora) February 12, 2020
Party’s national spokesperson Sanjay Jha also reacted to the remarks saying, let’s try and be a vote-winning party, not a vote-cutting one.
“We do not do justice to the legacy of the distinguished lady, the late Sheila Dikshit Ji who single-handedly transmogrified Delhi into a different league.”
“From inclusive social infrastructure and environmental-friendly measures to good and robust governance, Delhi flourished under Late Smt. Sheila Dikshit’s rule, the official handle of Congress in Twitter tweeted.
From inclusive social infrastructure & environmental-friendly measures to good & robust governance, Delhi flourished under Late Smt. Sheila Dikshit’s rule.
Delhi has no interest in voting in a party that rules the most polluted, unsafe & underperforming states. https://t.co/0b5Jg2ZHPA
— Congress (@INCIndia) February 5, 2020
“Gourav Gogoi, Congress leader from Assam stated, “I still believe that people of Delhi acknowledge that former Chief Minister Shiela Dixit did a lot of good work during her term. But we did not rise to the expectations of the voters.”
Congress’ performance in Delhi has reached a bar low with the party bagging less than 5 per cent votes from 50 per cent in 2013, with 63 of its candidates losing what they had in the last election.