Adesh Gupta, the head of the Delhi BJP, resigned from his job on Sunday, just days after his party fell to Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the crucial elections for the Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD).
According to the BJP, Virendra Sachdeva has been named the party’s acting president till Mr. Gupta’s replacement is chosen. In June 2020, Adesh Gupta was named to lead the BJP’s Delhi chapter.
Adesh Gupta had previously stated that the AAP will serve as the MCD mayor and the BJP will serve as a “strong opposition” on Friday, putting a stop to rumors that the party will still seek the mayor’s seat despite losing the civic elections.
Prior to the civic elections, a number of BJP officials had made suggestions that the party try for the mayor’s position.
“Now let’s choose a mayor for Delhi. It will all rely on who can maintain a majority in a tight race, how the nominated council members vote, etc.
For instance, Chandigarh has a BJP mayor “Amit Malviya, the head of the BJP’s IT division, tweeted after the results announcement on Wednesday.
Other party officials, like as Manjinder Singh Sirsa and Tajinder Pal Bagga, have also made suggestions that the BJP would run for mayor.
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The case of Chandigarh, where the BJP won the mayor’s position despite the AAP winning 14 of the 35 seats in the municipal elections earlier this year, served as additional support.
But Mr. Gupta put an end to all the rumours. He told NDTV that the “BJP will play the role of a strong opposition in the MCD.”
The AAP can elect its mayor since they have the support of the people. We wish them well,” Mr. Gupta said to the news agency PTI.
In the keenly monitored municipal elections, the AAP trounced the BJP on Wednesday. Arvind Kejriwal’s party won 134 out of the 250 wards, while the BJP took home 104. The MCD had been governed by the BJP for 15 years.