Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in an interview with Times of India talks about many things including Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, her career and about politics. The veteran leader said that she has not stopped campaigning for the Congress in Uttar Pradesh and insists that she has not retired from politics yet.
When asked about what going wrong as Congress getting reduced to the periphery in several states despite Rahul campaigning aggressively, the leader said, “You see, we are going through change. It is both a generational change and a change in politics from what it was till a few years back. The political language has changed quite a lot. For instance, you would not expect the PM to say what he said about former PM Manmohan Singh. In this change of approach, link, language and relationships, Congress is adjusting itself. And please remember Rahul is still not mature, his age does not allow him to be mature. He is what… in his forties. Please give him time. Having said all this, Congress believes in development of the weak and marginalised. Rahul is the only one who has spoken about farmers.”
Talking about what role she is seeking in Congress now or if she planning to retire from politics, the former CM said, “Whatever I am asked to do by the party I will do. Why should I seek something? I have had a wonderful innings in politics… So, I have no greed, I am very satisfied. I will not say retirement, for if tomorrow the party gives me a role then you will say I spoke of retirement (laughs).”