Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta has tendered his resignation taking responsibility for poor performance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections. Gupta sent his resignation to JP Nadda, BJP national president which has been accepted as per the party sources.
“Following the directions of the BJP national president J P Nadda, we accept the resignation of Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta. Till further notice Virender Sachdeva, Delhi state vice-president is appointed as president. This will come into force with immediate effect,” said Arun Singh, BJP national general secretary.
Vice-president Virendra Sachdeva has been appointed as the president in-charge till further notice.
The BJP ruled the MCD for the last 15 years but the party lost its reign to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) with a thin margin of 30 seats. The BJP won 104 out of 250 seats against the AAP’s 134. The BJP had won 181 seats last time.
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