New Delhi: Twitterati was taken by a surprise after Congress declared former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit as its Uttar Pradesh CM candidate for the upcoming state assembly elections.
Reportedly, Sheila Dikshit was announced Congress party's UP CM candidate on the basis of advice given by poll strategist Prashant Kishor.
In the past, Prashant Kishor had made poll strategies for Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi.
Here is how Twitterati reacted to news of 'Sheila Dikshit as UP CM face of Congress':-
Congress scored self goal by nominating scam tainted Sheila Dixit as UP CM
— Pradeep Chehria (@chehriap) July 14, 2016
If #ShielaDixit is UP CM candidate for Congress then I should become Prez candidate in US from Republicans!
— PULKIT KAUL (@PULKITKAUL1) July 14, 2016
Sheila Dixit as UP CM.Has Prashant Kishore been engaged by BJP & working on Cong mukt UP.
— arvind. (@arvindbanta) July 14, 2016
Congress declared 75 year old Sheila dixit their UP CM candidate Congress Failed to Find CM face within UP
— Ashish Mishra pune (@aashish81us) July 14, 2016
With projection of Sheila as UP CM face, Congress has already conceded defeat. Now they have nothing to lose as Shiela is already a loser.
— Sudhanshu (@Sudshek) July 14, 2016
Sheila Dixit has been appointed UP CM candidate because Cong doesn't want to risk winning even one seat in UP elections, just like Delhi.
— Gabru Tippler (@MrTippler) July 14, 2016
I'm surprised Prashant Kishor is not nominated for UP CM
— Masala Chaas (@masala_chaas) July 14, 2016
Earlier, in the day, ACB has issued to Sheila Dikshit over water tanker scam.