Sheila Dik­shit is Congress’ chief min­is­te­rial can­di­date for UP

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Au­rangzeb Naqsh­bandi au­rangzeb.naqsh­bandi@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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