Delhi polls: Narendra Modi may be the BJP face; Sheila Dikshit maintains safe distance

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Sheila Dikshit
New Delhi, Nov 5: After her third term brought her down with a huge thud, Sheila Dikshit is whisking media attention, lest we asked her about her opinion for the upcming Delhi elections. After the devastating 49-days of governance by Arvind Kejriwal after the Delhi elections last year, Delhi was left at the mercy of the Centre.

Now that the election gong has been sounded and BJP has decided its representative in Delhi, Sheila Dikshit has more reasons to stay away from the polls. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said,"PM Modi is already the face of the party. We have had a historic win under him. There is no question of changing the face."

The Cabinet has today ordered the dissolution of the capital's legislative assembly. Following which, elections should be held within a span of 6 months. In a declaration yesterday, the BJP said that thought is was the largest party in the current Assembly, it was not keen at forming government in Delhi.

Last month's Maharashtra and Haryana elections were a case in point. Although the party did not declare their chief ministrial candidate for each of the states, Narendra Modi campaigned for the party. The party is likely to follow the same strategy here too.

Meanwhile, Congress has decided to place 3-time winner Sheila Dikshit in the forefront. But Dikshit says, "it is out of question". However, she has an advice. "I am out of Delhi politics. The Congress should not project a Chief Ministerial candidate in Delhi." She further said that her party should stick to its "tradition of elected law-makers choosing their leader once the results are declared".

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