Congress leaders meet Sonia at her residence over MCD bypolls victory

New Delhi: Congress leaders and party candidates who emerged victorious in MCD bypolls on Wednesday met Sonia Gandhi.

The elected ward councilors of the party who accompanied Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken, were also introduced to the party president during their meeting at her 10 Janpath residence.

Congress has termed the victory in the bypolls as a message of people of Delhi for its comeback in the city, where it was routed in 2015 Assembly polls. It said it has started planning for a "far more grand" performance in the civic body polls in 2017.

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi meeting with the party's winning candidates of MCD bypolls in New Delhi on Wednesday. DPCC President Ajay Maken is also seen. PTI

Congress President Sonia Gandhi with party's winning candidates of MCD bypolls in New Delhi. PTI

The results for the bypoll were declared on Tuesday.

Congress won 4 seats and secured nearly 25 per cent of the over 3 lakh votes polled on 15 May.

The Congress rebel Rajender Singh Tanwar who won in Bhati ward was also present during the meet with the party chief on Wednesday.

Maken, at a media briefing on Tuesday, had said that Tanwar has joined the party. Tanwar was also present there.

Ruling Aam Admi Party in Delhi won five wards while BJP secured three seats.

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Updated Date: May 18, 2016 19:21:56 IST

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