Delhi poll result is a clear referendum on Modi: Ambika Soni

Ambika Soni said that the Congress hasn't lost the elections for the first time.

By: Express News Service | Shimla | Updated: February 10, 2015 7:38 pm
ambika soni, aicc, delhi eelctions, congress “Didn’t Modi campaign, hold rallies and deploy a whole army of ministers, MPs, chief ministers and party’s top brass in the polls?” Soni asked.

All India Congress Committee General Secretary Ambika Soni on Tuesday said that the landslide victory of AAP is a clear referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, she maintained a brave face about the Congress’s wipe out from the state.

“The BJP can’t make its chief ministerial candidate or others scapegoats. It is Modi’s defeat and a referendum on his working. Didn’t Modi campaign, hold rallies and deploy a whole army of ministers, MPs, chief ministers and party’s top brass in the polls?” she asked.

Soni, who was in Shimla for Congress’s brain-storming session for the past three days said the Congress hasn’t lost the elections for the first time. The party had ruled Delhi for 15 years and had done outstanding work for the people.

“We may not have won a single seat but this is not the end of politics. The Congress will play its role as opposition in whatever form it decides outside the Assembly and emerge from the defeat in two or three years. It’s time for the BJP to think of it’s future”.

When asked about slogans asking Priyanka Gandhi to play a greater role in the party, Soni said, “If she (Priyanka) wants to come, there is nothing stopping her. The Congress is open for anyone who wants to work.”

Soni also congratulated Arvind Kejriwal on his victory but seemed apprehensive about the fulfilment of his promises.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh also extended his felicitations to Kejriwal for winning Delhi assembly elections. He expressed hope that Kejriwal would fulfill the promises he made to the people.

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    Ashutosh
    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:27 pm
    All the three parties are HAPPY AAP is happy for the landslide victory BJP is HAPPY for Congress free Delhi and Congress is Happy that BJP has lost :-)
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      avi
      Feb 11, 2015 at 3:17 am
      We hear: "Priyanka ko laoo Congress bachaoo ! " "Varun ko laoo UP bachaoo !" My take: "BHARAT BACHAOO FAMILY POLITICS HATAOO !!!"
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      1. Gokula Nanda Rath
        Feb 10, 2015 at 11:12 pm
        This is a shameless statement. The party, which has been totally discarded by voters, has no face to criticise the leader of another party,which lost the election.
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        1. Gokula Nanda Rath
          Feb 10, 2015 at 11:12 pm
          This is a shameless statement. The party, which has been totally discarded by voters, has no face to criticise the leader of another party,which lost the election.
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            Darren
            Feb 10, 2015 at 10:42 pm
            All those who criticize PM for AAP's win are very short sighted, shallow and are also self promoters. PM has embraced BJP's loss of seats with dignity, while absorbing the fact that the number of votes received for BJP manifests the BJP's support. Moreover, when AAP fulfills its promises to the electorate, our PM would also have reason to rejoice, because of the benefits it would bring to the people of Delhi. If AAP fails to deliver, then it would help the people of Delhi to appreciate our PM more. Those who point a finger at our PM should examine their heart, in reflection, because they are a hindrance to our PM's vision to move India forward.
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