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Kejriwal’s popularity on wane?

In MCD by-polls held in 13 wards, AAP as won only 5 seats. Cong, BJP win 4 and 3 each

Subhajit Sankar Dasgupta
Publish Date: May 17 2016 1:46PM | Updated Date: May 17 2016 8:09PM

Kejriwal’s popularity on wane?

 As results of by-polls’ in Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), which were held in 13 wards on Sunday, were declared, it is clear that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s popularity is on decline.

 
As per results, Kejriwal’s ruling party AAP has won in maximum 5 wards, followed by Congress and BJP have won 4 seats and 3 respectively. Others have won 1 seat.
 
AAP had won 67 out of 70 seats in last Assembly polls. Now, with just 5 seats, signs are that Delhities are not in much love with Kejriwal anymore.  If he wants to stay in power, Delhi CM need to understand that to regain confidence of people, he need to show work now rather than complaining about Centre’s interference every day. Instead of looking at 5 wins, he should look at 8 wards that voted against him.
 
Ruling party will now face tough opposition from both parties instead of only BJP. They need to take Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung into confidence and work in tandem with Centre, if they really want to get city people’s confidence.  
 
Kejriwal should now avoid landing into controversies, be it demanding degrees or posters controversy.
 
On the other hand, MCD by-polls have shown that Congress is on the rise again in national capital. At a time when most exit polls are predicting their further weakening in just concluded polls in four states and a Union Territory, todays win in four wards will bring at least some light for them, in a cage full of darkness.
 
They should carry on the momentum from here, unite their party workers and work together for revival of the party, in the city, which they ruled for close to 15 years under Sheila Dikshit tenure.
 
For BJP, if they want to win Delhi Assembly, party has to work hard. If they believed Congress has been wiped out from the city, by-polls results show otherwise.