Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari offers to quit after loss in Assembly polls

Sources say party's high command has turned down Manoj's resignation and asked him to continue

Manoj Tiwari, who was a key campaigner for the BJP in the Delhi elections, conceded defeat and said the party will evaluate reasons behind the loss.

After BJP’s crushing defeat in the Delhi Assembly elections, its state party chief Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday (February 12) offered to resign. However, the party’s high command turned down his resignation and asked him to continue with his post, said party sources.

“We couldn’t perform well. We will evaluate this. Sometimes we get discouraged when results are not as per our expectations, but I would like to tell our workers to not be disheartened. Compared to 2015 our winning percentage has increased,” Tiwari said after the election results were declared.

Manoj Tiwari, who was a key campaigner for the BJP in the Delhi elections, conceded defeat on Tuesday and said the party will evaluate reasons behind the loss.

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According to NDTV, the BJP will find a replacement for the Bhojpuri singer-turned-politician, but only after the organisational elections, due in a month or two.

(With inputs from agencies)

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