Congress leaders meet Sonia at her residence over MCD bypolls victory

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

PTI May 18, 2016 19:20:53 IST
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.

Congress leaders meet Sonia at her residence over MCD bypolls victory

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.

Updated Date:

also read

Rajasthan cabinet reshuffle an attempt by Congress to reconcile Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot ahead of 2023 polls
Politics

Rajasthan cabinet reshuffle an attempt by Congress to reconcile Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot ahead of 2023 polls

While sources have revealed both camps have agreed to this solution, what needs to be seen is how the vacancies would be filled and what role Pilot will be assigned

Watch: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi drives tractor to Parliament to protest against farm laws
India

Watch: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi drives tractor to Parliament to protest against farm laws

Rahul, along with party MPs Pratap Singh Bajwa, Ravneet Singh Bittu, Deepinder Singh Hooda, Gurjit Singh Aujla, Jasbir Singh Gill and other leaders like Randeep Surjewala, also carried banners and raised slogans

Rahul Gandhi, Union ministers Vaishnaw and Patel, Prashant Kishor among potential snooping targets: Reports
India

Rahul Gandhi, Union ministers Vaishnaw and Patel, Prashant Kishor among potential snooping targets: Reports

As the Opposition creates ruckus in Parliament, the Centre says the controversy is an attempt to malign Indian democracy and its well-established institutions