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‘I can lead Party in Capital if asked to’, says Former CM Sheila Dixit

Sheila Dixit

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit recently said she is ready to take the responsibility as the party Chief in the national capital. The comment came in the wake of PCC chief Ajay Maken announcing news about his poor health. Dikshit, three-time Chief Minister said that she can assume the responsibility as PCC Chief in place of Ajay Maken According to a report published in English news daily, the former Delhi CM said that if the high command of the party asks her to lead the Congress party at the capital, then she will not shy away from taking the responsibility.

Sheila, longest serving Chief Minister of Delhi said that if given a chance to serve the party, she will never say no. While talking about her recent heart surgery and speculations that claimed that she might not return to politics after she lost office to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Dikshit while setting aside any such rumors said that she will all set to come back as she is recovering fast. Dixit who was appointed as Governor in Kerala resigns from the post in 2014.

With the mega Lok Sabha Elections 2019 approaching fast, Dixit who had served from 1998-2013 as Delhi Chief Minister, said if the Congress party leadership decides to make a change at the top, she will be ready to take any responsibility. She added that in the current political scenario, the party needs somebody as Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee to come along and take charge. She added that the party may also decide to let Ajay Maken continue.

Earlier this year in September, Delhi PCC Chief Ajay Maken had submitted his resignation as to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi before going abroad for check-ups. However, his resignation was not accepted and he was reinstated as Delhi Congress head a few days later

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