Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has reportedly refused to become the Congress party's chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections.
Sources claimed that poll strategist Prashant Kishor also reportedly wanted Congress to field a Brahmin face as its chief ministerial candidate and for the task, high command made her party's face for the UP elections. But she has turned down the offer made by the high command to make her the party's face for the UP elections.
The Assembly polls are scheduled to be held early next year in the state, which is currently ruled by the Samajwadi Party government.
Earlier, the Congress veteran had said she was ready to play 'any role' either in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh or Punjab and that time was running out for the party to finalise its strategy for the elections in the two crucial states.
There was also a buzz that Dikshit could be made Congress' in-charge of poll-bound Punjab as the party was looking for a leader having connection with the state in the wake of Kamal Nath quitting the post on Wednesday. Dikshit is originally from Punjab.