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Sheila Dikshit 1938-2019

That December Heat

The late Delhi CM on why she took the Nirbhaya blame on the chin

That December Heat
Photograph by Narendra Bisht
That December Heat
outlookindia.com
2019-07-26T11:19:06+05:30

Once upon a time, there were rumours that I might get a berth in the Union cabinet. Some senior leaders even indicated the home portfolio, but I dismissed such talk, as I had no official communication to the effect. A long meeting in July 2012 with Mrs Sonia Gandhi had the rumour mills churning.

I was looking for something new, a larger canvas perhaps. At that juncture, I did feel I could have been of greater use at the Centre than as Delhi CM. In fact, the inadequate political management of the crises faced by UPA-2 reminded me of the time when the Rajiv Gandhi government too had not been able to politically manage the fallout of the Bofors crisis.

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