The President of the Delhi Mahila Congress, Sharmistha Mukherjee, asked why the former finance minister was "happy" about the AAP's victory instead of worrying about drubbing.
Senior congress leader P Chidambaram. (PTI file)
New Delhi: Delhi Mahila Congress president Sharmistha Mukherjee interviewed her party to celebrate the Aam Aadmi party's historic victory in the general election, rather than focusing on her own humiliating defeat.
Mukherjee, the daughter of former President Pranab Mukherjee, referred to a social media post by P Chidambaram, a veteran, and asked if the party had outsourced the task of defeating the BJP to smaller parties.
"With due respect, sir, you just want to know – does Congress have the task of defeating the BJP outsourced to government parties?" If not, then why are we happy about the AAP victory and not worried about drubbing? And if so, we (PCCS) might as well close the deal, ”Mukherjee said in a tweet.
Shortly after AAP's victory, Chidambaram, who was also the country's former finance minister, tweeted and said, “AAP won, bluff and bluster lost. The people of Delhi, who come from all parts of India, have defeated the polarizing, divisive and dangerous agenda of the BJP. I greet the people of Delhi who have set an example to other states that will hold their elections in 2021 and 2022. "
It is the second time in a row that Congress has closed a gap in the 70-member assembly. The party won no seat in 2015 either. On the other hand, the AAP led by Arvind Kejriwal retained power in the state capital with 62 seats, while the BJP won in eight.
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