Rahul Gandhi wants Ajay Maken to remain Delhi Congress chief despite poll results

Turmoil within the Delhi Congress unit continued even a week after the MCD Election results were announced. Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken, in-charge of Congress affairs in Delhi, who had submitted his resignation after the party's poll debacle, on Wednesday announced that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi wants him to continue as DPCC, reported Times Now.

Maken further said that Rahul reportedly said that the results of the MCD Election were encouraging and he wanted Maken to lead it to a logical conclusion.

Congress leader Ajay Maken. PTI

File image of Congress leader Ajay Maken. PTI

The Congress was a distant third in the Delhi civic polls, after the BJP and the AAP. Maken had said that he was taking the responsibility of the party's defeat.

He had also said that he would not hold any party post for the next one year and will remain just an ordinary Congress member.

"I will remain just a normal member for the next one year. My commitment to the party is ideological and will continue to remain so," said Maken.

Commenting on the Congress performance in a few of the wards — where the party was leading — Maken had said: "During Delhi Assembly elections and Lok Sabha polls, we were zero. This time we fought on the basis of issues; we are satisfied that we have made a reasonable comeback."

"However, our expectations were a little high," added Maken.

Later, it was reported that the Congress president Sonia Gandhi refused to accept the resignation of Ajay Maken and PC Chacko who was also in-charge of the Delhi Congress unit.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: May 03, 2017 13:52 PM

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