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Kapil Sibal blames seniors in Delhi Congress for rout

Monday, 30 December 2013 - 11:12am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: dna

As Arvinder Singh Lovely took charge as the Delhi Congress president on Sunday, the party looked forward to rebuild its image and strengthen its carder in Delhi.  The programme held at the party office in the national capital witnessed the presence of the members of parliament from Delhi and MLAs. Senior leaders present on the occasion termed Aam Aadmi Party as a force creating anarchy in the capital. The party also clarified that its stand to the AAP government was purely conditional.

Party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi took on to AAP, calling it a party that is spreading anarchy in the country. “In Delhi, it is the anarchy that has won the election. The new party in Delhi completely lacks political ideology and it has been the victory of anarchy in Delhi,” said Dwivedi.
Dwivedi insisted that the party needs to strengthen its carder, connect with the people and rebuild the people confidence in the Congress.

Kapil Sibal blamed the senior leadership of the party for the defeat in Delhi. Without naming Delhi former chief minister Sheila Dikshit and the former PCC president JP Agarwal, Sibal said, “We lost Delhi elections because of weak leadership. The party workers are not to be blamed for the defeat,” said Sibal.

The MP from Chandni Chowk expressed confidence in Lovely and said, “The cadre  is standing with the party and our young leader will take the Congress towards a bright future,” Sibal said.

The party on Sunday again made its stand clear, that its support to AAP was purely conditional.
Lovely clarified that the Congress will take AAP head on if they target Congress and that the party has given support to AAP so that the public mandate can be fulfilled. “We have not supported AAP, but we have supported their manifesto because it is for the betterment of the people of Delhi,” said Lovely. “But we will not keep quiet and will not make compromise in any way if AAP targets the party and its leaders,” added the leader.

Borrowing a leaf from the AAP style of working, Lovely said the party needs to hold meeting in all possible corners of Delhi.

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