Manish Sisodia admits that people of delhi upset with AAP party
New Delhi, Apr 13: There was a time when the national and regional parties after losing an election used to find out the reason of loss. They would introspect within to find the reason of loss. However PM Modi have turned the structure of every political parties, today instead of finding the reason of loss within the parties have started blaming the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to stop and misguide the public.
With the AAP's defeat in the Rajouri Garden bypoll, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia admitted that people were upset with the party over its legislator quitting to contest from Punjab.
Sisodia said that the party would pull up its socks in the upcoming MCD polls and try to convey the people of Rajouri Garden by showcasing the "good work" done by the Delhi government.
The Rajouri Garden bypoll was vacent after AAP MLA Jarnail Singh quit to contest from Lambi in Punjab against the previous Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. However Jarnail came in third in the contest.
BJP-Akali Dal candidate Manjinder Singh Sirsa trounced his nearest opponent, Congress party’s ' Meenakshi Chandela by over 14,500 votes. AAP Party Harjeet Singh came in a distant third.
Sisodia said "There was anger among people after Jarnail went to Punjab. We tried convince the people, but with the results we are realising that people were not convinced and remained upset.
"We will pull up our socks in the upcoming polls and also try to convince the people of Rajouri Garden. Whatever work was done by Jarnail we will carry it forward," Sisodia said.
When asked about the possible impact of the Rajouri Garden bypoll on the MCD election, Sisodia said the BJP too lost several bypolls after its resounding victory in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
"We will show it in the MCD poll. After winning 282 seats in Lok Sabha, the BJP lost many bypolls. We will win the MCD polls by telling people about the work done by us and we will win it handsomely," he said.