Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit is making a bid for the gaddi for the fourth time. She talks to Panini Anand about not giving up the fight:
Why should people vote for you the fourth time and put the Congress in government?
It’s a fair question. It should be posed to the people. In the last three elections, they chose the Congress.
Fifteen years is a long time to have led a state. What are the challenges ahead?
Delhi has changed in these 15 years; in other cities, these changes would have taken many decades. Delhi is varied, vibrant and cosmopolitan. It has many firsts—the Metro, a good health service, good education, good growth rate. But the city needs water and housing, especially for the poor. Traffic management is also a challenge.
As a woman CM, how do you feel when everyone says women are unsafe in Delhi?
It’s tragic that women feel like this. There is a sense of not feeling safe in the capital...