“It will be Delhi’s loss if the administration is not functioning properly…playing with the administration like this is very harmful for Delhi,” said Dikshit.
Dikshit said Rahul’s leadership qualities have not been fully tested yet and it would be good for the party if Sonia continues to lead it.
Chacko said that there is “absolutely no question” about the leadership of Rahul Gandhi.
Former CM Sheila Dikshit looks back at the way the capital, having once become a model for fighting air pollution, went downhill from there.
Dikshit hails from UP and her father-in-law, veteran Congress leader Uma Shankar Dikshit, belonged to Unnao.
He recalled how Congress in-charge for Delhi affairs P C Chacko had virtually asked Shiela to shut up.
Sheila Dikshit, former Delhi CM, discusses Congress rout.
Chacko and Delhi PCC chief Arvinder Singh Lovely met Gandhi in the evening to brief her on the Delhi poll outcome.
Maken could not enthuse the party. He failed to highlight the achievements of the Congress govt,’ Dikshit said.
“In 2013, media was not so anti-Congress so it did not affect us that much. but now it is a problem.”
The former CM also questioned the AAP on the source of its funding.
Sheila Dikshit was absent from the launch of the party’s manifesto.
AAP has climbed down from Lokpal to middle ground, while BJP and Congress reach out to grassroots.
Upadhyay said that Delhiites should now choose the BJP in the Assembly elections.
With the AAP chief announcing that he will contest from the same constituency, the Congress’s search for a new candidate becomes more vital.