After party victory, BJP chief Nitin Gadkari addressed the media on Tuesday to instill confidence among party workers demoralized since the recent hiding in the Uttar Pradesh polls. The Delhi results prove that BJP had emerged as a strong alternative to the “corrupt” Congress, Gadkari said, when the results had actually saved the day for the saffron outfit’s top leadership that held a meeting with the RSS top rung later in the day. With the focus at the meeting being the party’s prospects and preparations for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Gadkari said.
In an attempt to lift party workers’ sprits, Gadkari credited BJP’s “good work for the Delhi municipality” for which people re-elected it for another term. He, however, acknowledged that the victory was essentially a reflection of the nationwide anti-Congress mood.