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Maken resigns as DPCC presidentDPCC president Ajay Maken addressing media after the MCD poll results in New Delhi on Wednesday. Tribune photo

Maken resigns as DPCC president

27 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Congress Committee (DPPC) president, Ajay Maken, today resigned from his post, accepting moral responsibility for his party's dismal performance in the civic polls.

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 26

The Delhi Congress Committee (DPPC) president, Ajay Maken, today resigned from his post, accepting moral responsibility for his party's dismal performance in the civic polls.

Maken announced resignation during the election trends showing the Congress registering a win in eight seats and leading in 26 seats. Maken said he will not take up any post in the party for a year and perform his duty as an ordinary worker.

"It is a reasonable revival of the Congress, but I had hoped for something better than this. So, as the president of DPCC I take moral responsibility and have decided to resign from my post," he said.

"We have fought the election on positive issues. We are satisfied that we raised reasonable issues in the election. I was given a free hand during my two-year tenure as Delhi Congress president in organisational appointments," he said.

A DPCC official said Maken has submitted his resignation, but it has not yet been accepted by the high command.

Dikshit blames it on local leaders

Former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said her party did not campaign aggressively enough to win the civic polls. However, she exonerated the party high command and put the onus of the loss on the local leaders.

She said despite being elected thrice in a row to be the Chief Minister, she was not invited to campaign for the party candidates for the municipal polls.

"The Congress did not campaign in an aggressive way," Dikshit told mediapersons.

People want development only: BJP

27 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

NEW DELHI:Dismissing AAP’s allegation of faulty EVMs, BJP said that election results of the municipal corporations have given a clear message that people want development, not controversy.

1,790 candidates lose deposits

27 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

NEW DELHI:The Municipal Corporation of Delhi poll verdict on Wednesday has not only given reason to the BJP to rejoice— as Delhi chose it over its arch rivals Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress—but also made the State Election Commission richer with 1,790 candidates out of the total 2516 forfeiting deposits up from last time’s 1782.

Over 49 k voters opt for NOTA

27 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

NEW DELHI:Disenchanted with the political parties, a significant number of voters-- over 49,000 voters--- opted for the None of The Above (NOTA) in the municipal elections.

Provide info on subscribers, Govt tells cable operators

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi government has directed cable operators to furnish it details of the subscribers, including their names, addresses and contact numbers in a bid to step up entertainment tax collection.

Railway running staff holds 36-hr protest

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:A large number of loco pilots and Railway guards are sitting on fast for 36 hours starting from 8 am today at Jantar Mantar to pressurise the Indian Railways to accept their long pending demands including hike in salaries.

DCW raises issue of low percentage of women cops

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:Highlighting dismal representation of women in the Delhi Police, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) today issued a notice to the Delhi Police to ascertain staff strength pattern of Delhi Police.

Proclaimed offender held with pistol

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:A team of Special Cell (Northern Range) has arrested a criminal, Dinesh Yadav (37), a resident of Mangolpuri, from Rithala Village, Rohini.

Woman, 2 aides arrested for stealing from her house

26 Apr 2017 | 2:04 AM

NEW DELHI: A 19-year-old woman, along with her two friends Vikas (19) and Akshay (20), has been arrested for allegedly stealing cash and jewellery worth around Rs 7.5 lakh from her house, said a police official today. The girl committed the crime to fulfil her dream of becoming a model.

‘If wins, BJP will consider unification of MCDs’

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:If Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) emerges victorious after declaration of the civic elections tomorrow, the party’s priority

Shanti Bhushan predicts pre-term assembly polls

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:In a convention of Swaraj India volunteers, veteran Shanti Bhushan said irrespective of the tomorrow’s results for the April 23 municipal corporation elections the Swaraj India will emerge as a party with resilience while predicting an early Delhi Assembly elections this year.

Manjinder Singh Sirsa takes oath as MLA

Manjinder Singh Sirsa takes oath as MLA

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:Newly elected MLA of Rajouri Garden, Manjinder Singh Sirsa today took oath in Punjabi language as Member of Delhi Legislative Assembly.

AAP MLA alleges inaction over complaints of booth rigging

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:AAP MLA Somnath Bharti wrote to State Election Commissioner SK Srivastava today alleging "inaction" by polling officials and the police over complaints of "irregularities and malpractices" in polling on April 23 by the principal opposition BJP.

MCD Elections: Exit poll predicts BJP win

26 Apr 2017 | 1:08 AM

NEW DELHI:All tensions and speculations over the fate of the three municipal corporations of Delhi will come to rest tomorrow when the counting of votes for the 270 wards will start at 8 in the morning.

Man gets 10 years' jail for raping minor

25 Apr 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI:A man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by a Delhi court for raping a 10-year-old girl while rejecting his "lame excuse" that the minor was pressurising him to marry her.

Voters puzzled by left ring finger ink rule

25 Apr 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI:Voters were left puzzled when they found their left ring finger being daubed with indelible ink instead of the index finger during the MCD polls in the city.

Hall of Nations demolished

25 Apr 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI:The Hall of Nations and the Hall of Industries, two of Delhi's iconic modern architectural landmarks, celebrated globally, are now history.

Government press to be upgraded

25 Apr 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI:The government press located at Minto Road will be upgraded with all modern technical printing equipment at a cost of Rs 338.56 crore following recommendation of the Standing Finance Committee that has been accepted by Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiaha Naidu, a government official said.

Will challenge LG’s order on ads: CM

25 Apr 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal termed as "wrong" Lt Governor Anil Baijal's order to recover Rs 97 crore from the AAP for allegedly spending on the advertisements and said it will be challenged in the court.

Poll results may be rigged, says AAP

25 Apr 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI:The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in a meeting held today expressed apprehension that the result of the MCD polls, slated to be declared on April 26, could be "rigged" and the ground for it was being prepared by "floating" exit polls predicting a BJP sweep, sources in the party said.

100 gyms to come up in DDA parks

25 Apr 2017 | 1:06 AM

NEW DELHI:The Union Ministry of Sports Affairs will open 100 gymnasiums in various DDA parks located in different areas.

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