Sheila Dikshit unwilling to head Congress if fresh polls are held in Delhi

  • HT Correspondent and Agencies, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2014 17:46 IST

Former chief minister Sheila Dikshit has said she is not yet ready to lead the Congress if fresh elections are announced.

In an interview to a television news channel, she was asked if she would like to lead the Congress in Delhi if fresh elections were held. Dikshit said she had not considered it and at the moment, her answer would be no. "I'm personally not at all inclined," she said.

Dikshit, however, added that she cannot say anything about the future and it depended on what the party decided. "In life, no windows are ever closed completely," she said.

And while the Delhi Congress reiterated its demand to dissolve the Delhi Assembly, Dikshit said the BJP should be given a chance to form the government if it can prove its majority in the house.

"If the Delhi L-G feels confident enough that the BJP can form a government, then they should be given a chance. But please remember one thing that you can only form a government if you have a majority," she told the news channel.

She also said the Aam Aadmi Party could only form a government in Delhi because the Congress gave its support in writing. "It has to be a sustainable government. No minority government can function," she said.

Clarifying her stand on praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Dikshit said that when she had met him she found him a confident man and a man with a vision. However, there is no visibility of the vision, she said. "There is talk, yes, but no action has been taken," she said.

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