Congress veteran Sheila Dikshit has served for three terms in Delhi as Chief Minister. Ahead of the assembly polls, Congress has announced Sheila Dikshit as UP chief minister candidate.

Sheila Dikshit

She is now set to be the party’s Chief Ministerial face in the Uttar Pradesh in the assembly polls which is due next year. Last week, Dikshit told reporters during an interaction with the media at the India Women’s Press Corps: “The challenge is big in Uttar Pradesh, but we will go ahead with confidence. I would be happy if Priyanka Gandhi campaigns in UP. 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.”

The announcement prompted a deluge of reaction on Tweeter. Some of them are pretty hilarious and worth noting.

Dikshit is the daughter-in-law of a prominent Congress leader in UP who has, for long, served as a Union minister and governor as well as a Brahmin. Election strategist Prashant Kishor had recommended that Dikshit will be playing a major role in the party’s poll campaign in UP as she is a prominent Brahmin face and could help Congress regain the support of the community.

Also read: Congress To Return in Arunachal Pradesh; Court Orders To Restore Governance

It’s worth noting that Dikshit has been summoned by the Anti-Corruption Bureau for her alleged role in the water tanker scam. “We have issued a notice to Sheila Dixit Ji for questioning on 26th August in connection with Water tanker scam case,” said, MK Meena, ACB Chief.

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