Sandeep Dikshit, son of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, in a blog post writes “When my own party has put me out to graze, what greener pastures do I look for?” According to him, he is not liked by the Congress party because of his rebellious nature. So he says he is like ‘sensible cattle’, roaming and eating grass from wherever he gets ‘with honour and self-respect.’ He also hit out at party leader Ajay Maken and said that he is responsible of defaming his mother Sheila Dikshit, by falsely implicating her in the CWG scam, although he did not name Maken directly. The blog is a clear indication of the conflicts within the Congress party.
The former MP in the blog said that Congress is the ‘most important political vehicle’ for him to work for for rebuilding a ‘pluralist, liberal socialist democratic India’. According to him, he lives and breathes in Congress. He said that he was clarifying his position after a senior journalist had speculated about his leaving the party. He used his blog to target the Party’s Delhi unit for ‘running a systematic negative champaign’ against Sheila Dikshit and accusing her of the 2010 CWG scam, and water tanker scam. He said he had three options in front of him, Congress, AAP, and the BJP. He goes on to describe what he feels for each of the parties and also calls, ‘in any form or style is an anathema.’
He later told ANI, “For some reason I am not within the larger wheels of the Congress. I am at the periphery and doing whatever little I can. I stand by the statements I made in the blog. These are not allegations against anyone.