How things change in politics. It was sometime in April this year, that Prashant Kishor, the Congress strategist, visited Sheila Dikshit at her Nizamuddin residence in Delhi. The request was simple – lead the Congress in Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.
Sheila Dikshit politely refused. She reportedly said it is “too late” and it’s a “very big state”. The former Delhi CM wished the decision had been made much earlier.
A little more than two months down the line, Dikshit is on her way to Lucknow as the chief ministerial face of the grand old party, facing perhaps the most crucial election of her political life.
So what transpired in these two months that led to Sheila Dikshit becoming the face of Congress in Uttar Pradesh.