UP polls: Sheila Dikshit "amused" to see speculations

| Updated: Dec 27, 2016 17:50 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 27 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday rubbished reports suggesting that she has withdrawn her name as the party's chief ministerial candidate for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. The former Delhi chief minister said that she was amused to see speculations that she has distanced herself from the Uttar Pradesh polls. Meanwhile, Dikshit also threw light on her upcoming visits to various places in the politically crucial state in the run up to the assembly polls. "Aligarh was not on my schedule. I will be in Barabanki tomorrow," Dikshit tweeted. Earlier, it was reported that the former Delhi chief minister may withdraw her candidature after her name appeared on the Sahara list. The report said that Dikshit is unhappy with her name being surfaced in the recent Sahara diary leaks and Twitter fiasco following the same. With Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over ' Sahara diaries' bribery issue, a controversy erupted after the grand old party put out a list linked to it on Twitter in which a reference to Dikshit also allegedly figured. Dikshit strongly denied the charges and trashed the documents, saying the Supreme Court has already made its observations on them. (ANI)
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