Vivid News 24: Adesh Gupta, the head of the BJP in Delhi, resigned from his position after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won control of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) in the just-concluded elections.
On Wednesday, the 15-year hegemony of the BJP in MCD came to an end as the AAP secured a full majority with 134 seats in the 250-member assembly, while the BJP could only manage to win 104 seats despite their best efforts.
According to a party statement, JP Nadda, the national president of the BJP, had directed the resignation. Gupta will be replaced as the BJP’s leader in Delhi by Virendra Sachdeva, who will first serve as acting president.
Adesh Gupta, a BJP official, announced his retirement from the position of party president in a tweet attributed to the news agency ANI, writing, “Taking moral responsibility for the defeat, I have resigned from the post of Delhi BJP President”.
One of the biggest municipal organizations in the nation, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi operates on a budget of 15,000 crores. AAP is especially relieved by the victory because, if BJP had won, they would also have had to deal with opposition from the newly elected Mayor of Delhi. AAP regularly spars with the LG of Delhi over matters of governance.
Speaking to his councilors on Saturday, Arvind Kejriwal acknowledged that “this was one of the most difficult elections.” “Seven chief ministers, 17 union ministers, JP Nadda Sahab, Amit Shah Ji, and the BJP leader were all present.
In addition, the media worked against us. Various videos were released, “In his letter to the council members, he added. ”Some claim that the election was simple. It wasn’t, though. One of the most challenging elections we have ever fought, “He went on to say.
Political problems like the Delhi Excise Policy scam or the leaked video of jailed AAP minister Satyendar Jain also caused some controversy during the Delhi municipal election. Other issues were pollution, waste landfills, cleanliness, etc.