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DPCC resolution leaves out Sheila's name

delhi Updated: May 20, 2009 23:46 IST

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Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's name did not figure in a resolution passed today by Delhi unit of Congress commending the leadership of party chief Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for its clean sweep of all the seven seats in New Delhi.

The resolution adopted by DPCC executive committee said Congress victory was possible only due to the dynamic leadership of the Sonia Gandhi and tremendous development works carried out by the central government headed by Singh.

The resolution did not mention anything about Sheila Dikshit or her government's role in the victory.

This came on top of DPCC chief J P Aggarwal's recent remark that Dikshit did not play any role in Congress' winning the seven seats in the national capital.

The resolution said Sonia Gandhi "sacrificed the office of power to serve the people, energised Congress and gave a new direction, thurst and meaning to the development works to reach out to millions of underpriviledged and unemployed people".

The meeting, presided by Aggarwal, said the sustained election campaign by Sonia Gandhi, Singh and Rahul Gandhi turned the voters towards Congress.

Aggarwal had last week said Dikshit had no role in party's clean sweep of LS seats in the city and attributed the credit solely to the Congress chief.

"There was no role of Shiela Dikshit... It was a national election and people voted for Congress believing in the leadership of Soniaji," Aggarwal, who also won from North West Delhi constituency, had said.

The remarks by Agarwal, also party's parliamentarian from North-East Delhi, were viewed as an effort to negate Dikshit's role in party's performance in Lok Sabha polls at a time when she is understood to be trying hard to get a cabinet berth for her son Sandeep Dikshit.

Today's resolution also particularly hailed Rahul Gandhi's role "in instilling hope and confidence among people in Congress party's ability to provide a clean, strong, stable and development-driven government at the Centre."
Aggarwal also thanked the people of Delhi for reposing faith on the party.