UP BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya said that choosing Sheila Dikshit as the Congress Chief ministerial candidate for Uttar Pradesh is not right move. As she is too old to deliver victory to Congress in the upcoming 2017 assembly election. He further added Rahul Gandhi should have instead come forward for the CM Face.
“I would like to tell Rahul Gandhi that Sheila Dikshit is an elderly person. I think Rahul Gandhi should himself come forward for the chief ministerial post. He can never be the Prime Minister. He should fight for the post of chief minister,” Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Keshav Prasad Mourya told ANI.
Mourya said if Rahul Gandhi wishes to fight Uttar Pradesh elections and if he thinks Congress can do something in these upcoming elections. It will be better, he becomes the chief ministerial face in Uttar Pradesh.
“Everyone knows what his family has done with the nation in the last 60 years. I don’t see a situation of comeback of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh at a time when the people of Uttar Pradesh have rejected it. Otherwise, I don’t have any objection if he wants to do something on behalf of his party,” he added.
He further added that Sheila Dikshit will be contesting Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati. BJP is yet to decide a chief ministerial candidate. Sheila Dikshit was the chief minister of Delhi for three consecutive terms until she lost to Arvind Kejriwal in 2012.