Sheila Dikshit is Congress’ chief ministerial candidate for UP
The Congress on Thursday named former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit its CM candidate for next year’s crucial assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, hailing her “vast political experience and good governance”.
The party also said Sanjay Singh would head its campaign committee and Pramod Tiwari its coordination committee, days after it appointed Raj Babbar as its new state unit chief. All three are Rajya Sabha MPs.
The naming of Dikshit, 78, is a departure from past practice for the Congress. Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit at her residence in New Delhi on Thursday.