NEW DELHI: After a traumatic defeat in the recently concluded Delhi Assembly Elections, the former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit of Congress speaks exclusively to NewsX.
76-year-old Dikhsit talks candidly on how the party leaders are leaving Congress as they are not consulted and the reasons behind their tragic defeat in the Delhi Elections.
Here are the highlights on what she said:
• I pity Ajay Maken. He did not get things right. Impression was that we are not on the same page.
• Leadership did not get elections right also.
• Ajay Maken was thinking about other things and himself.
• They did not even invite me to campaign.
• I am pained anguished and hurt at the same time.
• Time for collective leadership has come.
• Many leaders are leaving Congress party as they feel disconnected as they are not consulted in anything.
• I was not consulted either.
• Arvind Kejriwal ran away with our votes.
• People had a choice in Delhi.
• Top Congress leaders should involve other people in decision making.
• We need to go back to 1998 model of collective decision making.
• These results worry me. It is a complete disaster. Congress didn't market my contribution. Set it aside. Junked it.