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With few Congress MLAs, Delhi MPs will find the going tough in 2014 elections

Monday, 9 December 2013 - 5:15pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA

The Delhi Congress under the leadership of Sheila Dikshit is upon the same fate as that of the party in Uttar Pradesh. After the assembly election results announced on Sunday, the Delhi Congress is now left with just eight MLAs for the seven Congress Members of Parliament from Delhi. In Uttar Pradesh, the party has 28 sitting MLAs and 22 MPs.

This essentially means that Congress candidates contesting the 2014 general elections will find it difficult to take their message to the voters as their constituencies will be represented at the state level by leaders of several political parties, and not just Congress leaders. For the residents, it sometimes helps to have MLAs and MPs from the same party as the leaders work together to get work done.

Sunday’s results mean the Delhi Congress is left with no MLA representative in west Delhi, south Delhi and New Delhi assembly seats.

Of the eight assembly seats that the Congress has won, two seats — Ballimaran and Chandni Chowk — are a part of Kapil Sibal’s parliamentary seat. MP Krishna Tirath too has just two MLAs in her parliamentary constituency. Sandeep Dikshit is left with three MLAs in his parliamentary constituency and JP Agarwal has just one assembly seat in his constituency.

Senior Congress MPs, such as Mahabal Mishra, Ajay Maken and Ramesh Kumar, are left with no Congress MLAs in their parliamentary areas.

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