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Gopal Rai likely to be AAP’s Delhi convenor

New Delhi: Delhi’s ruling AAP is likely to appoint Labour Minister Gopal Rai as the new convenor of its city unit.

According to sources, the decision was taken in an emergency meeting called by Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal at his residence on Thursday, a day after the party’s defeat in Delhi municipal polls.

The meeting, attended by party MLAs, also reviewed the possible reasons for AAP’s defeat in the municipal polls.

“Rai’s name has been chosen for new AAP Delhi convenor. However, any final decision in this connection will be taken in a meeting of party’s Political Affairs Committee,” sources said.

Dilip Pandey, who was the party’s Delhi convenor, on Wednesday resigned from the post after the party’s debacle in the municipal elections. Kejriwal accepted his resignation.

Earlier in the day, senior party leader Sanjay Singh resigned as its Punjab in-charge. Party’s Co-incharge for Punjab Durgesh Pathak also resigned.

The BJP won 181 of the 270 wards for which elections were held. The AAP could win in just 48 wards and the Congress lagged in third place with 30 seats.

—PTI