Congress leaders meet Sonia, greet her on MCD bypolls results

The Congress rebel Rajender Singh Tanwar who won in Bhati ward was also present during the meet with the party chief.

Published: 18th May 2016 06:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2016 06:59 PM   |  A+A-


Congress President Sonia Gandhi meeting with the party's winning candidates of MCD bypolls in New Delhi. (PTI)


NEW DELHI: A section of Congress leaders and workers of its Delhi unit today met Sonia Gandhi after theparty's victory in the MCD bypolls, dubbed as a comeback forit.

The elected ward councilors of the party who accompanied Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken, were also introduced to the party president during their meeting at her 10 Janpath residence.

Congress has termed the victory in the bypolls as a message of people of Delhi for its comeback in the city, where it was routed in 2015 Assembly polls. It said it has started planning for a "far more grand" performance in the civic body polls next year.

The results for the bypoll were declared yesterday. Congress won 4 seats and secured nearly 25 per cent of the over 3 lakh votes polled on May 15.

The Congress rebel Rajender Singh Tanwar who won in Bhati ward was also present during the meet with the party chief today.

Maken, at a media briefing yesterday, had said that Tanwar has joined the party. Tanwar was also present there.

Ruling Aam Admi Party in Delhi won five wards while BJP secured three seats.

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