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MCD election result: Maken to resign as Delhi Congress chief

In the backdrop of the dismal performance in the municipal elections, Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken has said he will resign from his post. Maken told reporters that he had expected a better performance from the Congress.

Maken’s party was running in the third place in the MCD election, with 29 candidates out of 270 winning or leading at 11.50am. Maken took “responsibility” for the defeat. “I am going to resign,” he said.

Earlier in the day former chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said the Congress should have campaigned aggressively to challenge the BJP, which appeared poised to retain control of Delhi’s civic bodies despite facing 10 years of anti-incumbency.

“The party should have campaigned aggressively” she quoted as saying by a news agency.

She also appeared to be alleging that the party refused to seek her help in campaigning for the April 23 polls, the results of which were declared on Wednesday.

“I did not campaign, because no one asked me to” she added.

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