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Delhi Assembly elections: Will not contest polls, says Sheila Dikshit

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of contesting elections in the national capital, a day after the Centre recommended dissolution of Delhi Assembly paving way for fresh elections.



New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit ruled out the possibility of contesting elections in the national capital, a day after the Centre recommended dissolution of Delhi Assembly paving way for fresh polls, as per news reports on Wednesday.

However, Dikshit added that she will provide all the help required to the Congress party in the upcoming polls.

Speaking on the issue of Congress chief ministerial candidate, Dikshit said that the party has not said anything to her yet.

She added that a decision in the matter will be taken once the party approaches her with the responsibility.

With the Assembly elections in the state likely to be held in February next year, a section of Congress workers had proposed the name of three-time Delhi chief minister to be projected as the party's face, as per news reports.

Dikshit was defeated by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal in 2013 Assembly polls.

She was later appointed as the Kerala governor but quit from the post within six months of her tenure.

Meanwhile, other political parties in the state have started working on the poll strategies.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to project Prime Minister Narendra Modi as party's star campaigner and bank on the 'Modi wave'.

The party has decided not to project any CM candidate and contest polls under “collective leadership”.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) expressed confidence of winning elections based on the good track record of the party during its tenure.

The national capital has been under President's Rule since February 17 after the Arvind Kejriwal-led government resigned after 49 days.

From Zee News

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