Congress projects Sheila Dikshit as CM candidate in UP polls
Posted on:15 Jul 2016 10:24:09
15 July 2016 Current Affairs GK: AICC has announced Sheila Dikshit as its chief ministerial candidate for the assembly polls slated for early 2017. She returns to UP politics, the state of her late husband, after two decades' stint in Delhi state politics.
Party General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi along with Ghulam Nabi Azad has announced Dikshit's name at a press conference in All India Congress Committee headquarters, New Delhi.
Sheila Dikshit : Sheila Dikshit is an Indian politician who was the Chief Minister of Delhi from 1998 to 2013. She is a member of the Indian National Congress. Dikshit led the Congress to three consecutive electoral victories in Delhi. In December 2013 elections to the Delhi Legislative Assembly, Dikshit was defeated in New Delhi constituency by Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who briefly replaced her as Delhi's chief minister. Subsequently she was sworn in as Governor of Kerala on 11 March 2014. However, she resigned on 25 August 2014
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