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August 31, 2013

War to grab the chair

Delhi Assembly Elections 2013

Cong: Challengers to Sheila

War to grab the chair
While Sheila Dikshit remains by far the most eligible candidate to be the next Chief Minister if Congress manages to win this time, she is no longer the undisputed queen of Delhi
By Narendra Kaushik

FIVE in one – a woman, a Sikh and Delhi’te by birth, and Brahmin and UP’ite by marriage – Sheila Dikshit, 75, has all the trump cards that none of her opponents have. She is also in no way past her political prime. The old warhorse is the face of the Congress in Delhi for 15 years. A survivor who has withstood many political storms, her greatest strength is that there is no challenger in the party to upset her throne. Sajjan Kumar, Jagdish Tytler or Ajay Maken, all the heavyweight leaders who could
have posed a threat to her leadership, have been sidelined. Read more..

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