After serving three terms in Delhi as Chief Minister, Congress veteran Sheila Dikshit, is now set to be the party’s Chief Ministerial face in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls due next year.
Congress has announced Sheila Dikshit as UP chief minister candidate ahead of assembly polls.
“The challenge is big in Uttar Pradesh, but we will go ahead with confidence. I would be happy if Priyanka Gandhi campaigns in UP,” said Sheila Dikshit.
“Let the announcement come and then only I will be in a position to comment. But I am ready to do whatever the party wants me to as a foot soldier,” Dikshit had told reporters during an interaction with the media at the India Women’s Press Corps, last week.
She has also been summoned by the Anti Corruption Bureau for her alleged role in the water tanker scam.
MK Meena, ACB Chief, said, “We have issued notice to Sheila Dixit ji for questioning on 26th August in connection with Water tanker scam case.”
Here are a few twitteratti reactions:
Makes more sense for Cong to project Raj Babbar as CM face in UP than Sheila Dixit. They’re trying to make a director an actor & vice versa
— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) July 14, 2016
Sheila Dixit asked by ACB to appear on 26 August.So much time given ? AAP leaders summoned twice a day/no time given.इतनी मेहरबानी क्यों ?
— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) July 14, 2016
Sheila Dikshit was a capable administrator.People in Delhi will attest to that and probably prefer her to the clowns running the government.
— Satish Viswanathan (@satishv1987) July 14, 2016
Congress appoints Sheila Dikshit chief blame-taker for UP.
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) July 14, 2016
??? Sheila Dixit is going to be Congress CM face in UP . BJP preparing ammunition 4 counter . ACB just Puppet !! https://t.co/ShgOYGxE75
— Harshdeep (@AAPHarsh1) July 14, 2016
— Brijesh Doshi (@brijdoshi) July 14, 2016
— Mohandas Kudva (@MohandasKudva) July 14, 2016