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Congress will target all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi: Sheila Dikshit

"We believe in working together and in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, we will target all the seven seats," she told reporters.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 30, 2019 10:39 IST
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Sheila Dikshit

In the upcoming parliamentary polls, the national capital will witness a three-cornered contest involving the Congress, the BJP and the AAP. 

Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday said that her party would try to bag all the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi.

"We believe in working together and in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, we will target all the seven seats," she told reporters. 

The former Delhi Chief Minister welcomed the appointment of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as the Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East. She also lauded party chief Rahul Gandhi's announcement at a farmers' rally in Chhattisgarh that after the Congress comes to power at the Centre, its government will guarantee a "minimum income" to every individual in the country.

"This will be an unprecedented step, which has never been taken in any other country to the best of my knowledge and we are going to do it in India after the Congress party comes to power at the Centre in 2019," Dikshit said.

She added that it would be a revolutionary step to change the lives of the poor people in the country.

The party would explain the details of the minimum income guarantee plan in its manifesto for the Lok Sabha election, Dikshit said.

Gandhi's announcement would have a long-term effect in the uplift of the poor as the time had come to deal a final blow to hunger and poverty, she added.

On Tuesday, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi has made history by proposing a minimum income guarantee plan in the country.

Gehlot said the party was committed to the idea of minimum income to ensure "no one in the country sleeps hungry".

"Rahul has made history by talking of minimum income guarantee for all. It is a big step towards elimination of poverty in the country and ensuring that no one sleeps hungry," said Gehlot.

Gehlot was in Jodhpur, his home town, on Tuesday for the first time after assuming the charge as chief minister of the state.

(With inputs from agencies)

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