BJP President JP Nadda on Tuesday appointed Saroj Pandey as the central observer to oversee the election of the BJP’s legislature party in Delhi.
The BJP MP will hold a meeting with newly-elected Delhi legislators to find a consensus candidate. Sources say Vijender Gupta, who has won against Aam Aadmi Party’s Rajesh Bansiwala by a margin of over 12,600 votes from Rohini constituency, is likely to emerge as the consensus name.
JP Nadda Appoints Saroj Pandey As Delhi BJP’s Central ObserverThe BJP has got eight seats in the Delhi elections where the Aam Aadmi Party swept back to power with 62 seats. Last time, the BJP managed just three seats. A party communique in this regard has been issued by BJP leader Arun Singh.
In 2015, the BJP won 23.2 percent of the total 12,177 polling booths in Delhi. This year, it won 35.1 percent of the total 13,747 polling booths, an increase of 12 percentage points. The BJP’s vote share jumped from 32.3 percent in 2015 to 38.5 percent.
Former party president Amit Shah conceded that polarising comments like “desh ke gaddaro ko”, as used by Union Minister Anurag Thakur, during a Delhi election campaign could have played a role in BJP’s debacle in the national capital.