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.
The fine of Rs 3 lakh was imposed on her just days after she resigned as Kerala Governor on August 26.
Court challenged the costs imposed on her on the ground that she was Governor of Kerala when the order was passed.
Kejriwal had contested the December 2013 poll against the then chief minister Sheila Dikshit.