Am No Scapegoat: Sheila Dikshit To NDTV On Running For Chief Minister

PUBLISHED ON: July 5, 2016 | Duration: 24 min, 01 sec

Amid speculations on whether Sheila Dikshit will run for UP chief minister, she tells NDTV, "no one has asked me...if and when I am asked, you will know the answer". Speaking on The Buck Stops Here, Ms Dikshit said, "It's not a yes, it's not a no as of now (but) whatever high command asks me to do, I will do." On the party dumping her in 2015, she said she felt "a sense of hurt". "They didn't want me in Delhi...and consequences are there for all to see," she said.

Here are the highlights:

• Nobody has offered me the Chief Minister's post for Uttar Pradesh elections: Sheila Dikshit.
• I do meet Ghulam Nabi Azad. There are certain things which I will not disclose, I am not duty-bound.
• My being a bahu of UP does not change. I was born in Punjab that does not change. I was educated in Delhi that does not change.
• I am merely saying I will abide by what I am asked to do.
• Prashant Kishor is someone who is helping the party.
• I will do what the party high command asks me to do.
• Nobody has made this offer (to lead the Uttar Pradesh campaign). I met Sonia Gandhi about something else, no one mentioned it to me.
• Nobody in Congress is a scapegoat. We are all responsible. We have a leader and we follow the leader.
• Nobody has asked me to be Uttar Pradesh's chief ministerial candidate, will abide by party decision.
• "It is not a 'yes', it is not a 'no'. If and when I am asked, you will know the answer" - Sheila Dikshit on Uttar Pradesh role.
• They didn't want in Delhi. They faced the result.
• I do feel a sense of hurt.
• Priyanka Gandhi is very popular. Her entry (in politics) will be nice.
• I can't say what the CBI should have done or should not have done.
• I had got no complaints about Rajendra Kumar when I was chief minister.
• Water tanker scam charges are politically motivated.
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