Party’s vote share in Delhi down marginally: BJP

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Delhi Pradesh Working Committee on Tuesday said the party’s vote share in the Lok Sabha elections from Delhi had gone down marginally compared with the Delhi Assembly elections last year, but it lost the recent Lok Sabha polls because the people decided to vote for a stable government at the Centre.

At a meeting presided over by Delhi BJP president O.P. Kohli, the party adopted a resolution saying the people had rejected the politics of opportunism and bargaining in these elections and thus voted against the third front and fourth front across the country.

The party lamented that it could not take advantage of the three-cornered contests in the Capital and lost all seven seats to the Congress.

Professor Kohli said that in the Delhi Assembly elections last year the BJP got 36.83 per cent of the votes which went down to 35.19 per cent in the recent Lok Sabha polls.

Need to widen support

Emphasising the need to widen the party’s support base, Professor Kohli called upon the party workers to reach out to the youth, women and the weaker sections of society and bring them to the party fold during its membership campaign which marks the beginning of the organisational elections.

The Working Committee members also instructed the party legislators and councillors to address the grievances of the people in their constituencies and carry out welfare work.

Professor Kohli said the Congress had managed to eat into the vote share of the Bahujan Samaj Party in the Capital, which led to the defeat of the BJP.

The Working Committee members also demanded that the Delhi Government ensure adequate power and water supply to the people of Delhi who were suffering on account of frequent power cuts and water shortage.

The members said the Government should fulfil the promises made to the people during the Delhi Assembly and Lok Sabha elections and address their problems related to transport, security, health and education.

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