Rahul is still not mature, please give him time, says Sheila Dikshit

About Congress releasing names of person allegedly in corporate diaries, where her name flared up with PM Modi for taking bribes, Dikshit said she doesn't fully appreciate it.

Rahul is still not mature, please give him time, says Sheila Dikshit

Amidst the ongoing Uttar Pradesh elections, Congress' ex CM face Sheila Dikshit said she hasn't stopped campaigning for Congress, and isn't leaving politics anytime soon. She also said that Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi needs time to grow up.

In an interview with Times of India, Dikshit talked about SP-Congress alliance faring well and praised UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav while slamming BSP chief Mayawati and PM Modi. "There were some initial hiccups but all has been sorted out. This is the era of visibility and Akhilesh is way above everyone else. Mayawati does not have that style so she is there but not too much. BJP does not have a leader for UP. The PM is going there very frequently but everyone understands that he will not be CM. We believe Muslims are coming out very strongly with this alliance and of


"There were some initial hiccups but all has been sorted out. This is the era of visibility and Akhilesh is way above everyone else. Mayawati does not have that style so she is there but not too much. BJP does not have a leader for UP. The PM is going there very frequently but everyone understands that he will not be CM. We believe Muslims are coming out very strongly with this alliance and of course the Yadavs will be there. Rahul and Akhilesh campaigning together has had a positive impact," the former Delhi CM said.

Dikshit also clarified that she hasn't stopped campaigning and has been going where Party asked her to, but couldn't go to Kanpur and Banaras as she was ill.  Talking about party leadership and further plans, Dikshit said Congress is trying to adapt to generational change. "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,

"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," Dikshit added.

However, she said Rahul should take over this year, as the party might change authorities after these elections. She also praises Priyanka Gandhi for her intelligence and work. Speaking about Congress releasing names of person allegedly in the corporate diaries, where her name flared up with PM Modi for taking bribes, Dikshit said she doesn't fully appreciate it.

Dikshit said, "It was a brilliant idea to bring out the name of PM Modi but probably (Congress) did not fully appreciate that there were other names too, including that of your own colleagues. If you were downgrading the PM, you were also downgrading your own colleagues. What is the authenticity of the list?"

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