“I am Uttar Pradesh’s bahu (daughter-in-law),”said Sheila Dikshit, 78,” said Sheila Dikshit,78, confirming that she is likely to run for Chief Minister of India’s largest state.
Sheila Dikshit said that if Congress wants her to do something, she will do it and suggesting a decision is imminent. She added that she told Congress, there is very little time is left.
Sheila Dikshit also said that she was not very much keen in the Prashant Kishor’s nomination after reports, he is formulating Congress’ strategy for Uttar Pradesh, since she is a Brahmin, she got short-listed, and can help win back Congress’s traditional upper caste supporters.
According to the Sources, Congress is going to announce Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, for the first time, whose mother Sonia Gandhi and brother Rahul Gandhi are the top leads of the Congress, will campaign outside their constituencies of Raebareli and Amethi, but it is still not sure that how many rallies or public meetings she is going to address. Congress is expected to launch its campaign on the 15th.
A section of the Congress is questioning Priyanka Gandhi’s formal and discussed debut in politics, she has yet to confirm that what kind of role she is interested to play and it is not likely to accept a formal responsibility for the bid for Uttar Pradesh,for next year.
Sheila Dikshit was Delhi’s Chief Minister three times before Arvind Kejriwal replaced her with a record in December 2013.
Uttar Pradesh’s result will be used to deduce the outcome of the 2019 national election. Akhilesh Yadav , Chief Minister of the Samajwadi Party is hoping for a comeback. He’s up against Mayawati and BJP, whose strategy is being handled by Amit Shah, party president.
In Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi’s last campaign saw her asking voters to seek revenge from the BJP for its allegations of corruption against Robert Vadra (her husband), a controversial entrepreneur.
Robert Vadra is being investigated for a land deal in Haryana which was under Congress rule. SN Dhingra, a retired judge, Justice, last week suddenly sought more time to collect evidence in the inquiry that includes Robert Vadra’s purchase of a plot in Gurgaon near Delhi and its sale three months later for huge gain.
Congress and Robert Vadra have denied all the allegations.
BJP has said it’s impossible not to give a bigger role for Priyanka Gandhi with an acceptance within Congress of Rahul’s failurein the party.
In 2014, Rahul Gandhi,had led the campaign which was Congress’s worst-everresult. Since then, Congress has been voted out in many states.