New Delhi: Opening the floodgate of pent-up anger and disappointment over the MCD poll debacle, the Congress councilors are vehemently passing the buck to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. They are of the firm opinion that the CM’s adamant stance on the trifurcation of MCD, world's second and the nation's largest local body, has given the party a brazen drubbing.

The cacophony of the party councilors is also echoing that soon after the model code of conduct came into force, the Congress-led government hiked the prices of milk and other common goods, which disenchanted the people who gave the beating to the party in the MCD polls.

Prominent MCD leader Jai Kishan Sharma clearly said that the people were against splitting the MCD. Not only this, even the senior party leaders were also not in favour of the trifurcation, but Dikshit met the Home Minister several times to pitch for the MCD’s division.

Sharma said, “I have been protesting against the trifurcation of the MCD since March 2011 and had even met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in this regard.”

State Congress spokesman Jitendra Singh Kochar chipped in with his words that the division of the MCD is the potent reason behind the party’s defeat. “The trifurcation of the MCD did not go down well with the people of Delhi and consequently the party suffered the massive setback,” he added.

The people were, Kochar said, plagued with heavy electricity and water bills levied by the state government and they voted against the Congress.