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With new leadership, Congress in Delhi looks to take on AAP, BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

With a fresh set of working presidents and a new chief to look after the party's affairs, the all-enthused in the national capital is looking to give a strong fight to the and the BJP in the upcoming

Under former Sheila Dikshit, the hopes it would be able to revive its fortunes in the city, where it could not even open its account in the last two elections after losing power in 2013.

The three new working presidents -- Devender Yadav, and -- asserted that the party was going to strengthen itself and would be able to take on both the BJP and the in

After taking over as the new chief, Dikshit said, "I have no message for the or the BJP. I just want to say that now will be revived."

Yadav, a former MLA from Samaypur Badli and current in the party taking care of its unit, said that the new team combines experience and youth power.

"We are very well prepared. congress now combines experience and youth power. We will work as a team. Under the leadership of Sheila Dikshit, I hope we will do remarkable things in coming days," he told

Yusuf who served as a in Sheila Dikshit's government, said the party organisation will be further strengthened.

Lilothia, the and co-incharge of Bihar Congress, pointed that all the three working presidents have the experience of working with Dikshit in different capacities.

"We have coordination and understanding. I hope unitedly we will strengthen party organisation and win the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and elections in 2020," he told

Dikshit was the of Delhi before losing power to Arvind Kejriwal's AAP in 2013. The party drew blank in the last Lok Sabha elections and could not open its account in the 2015 Delhi elections. It also performed poorly in the civic polls of 2017.

who resigned as last week citing ill health, claimed on various occasions that the party's vote percentage was up but they were not getting translated into seats.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 21:06 IST
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