After the protracted saga of Congress-AAP alliance in New Delhi which ultimately fell through, both parties decided to go solo in the national capital, making it a triangular contest with the BJP. Delhi Congress president and former CM Shiela Dikshit is hoping to make a political comeback from the North East Delhi seat.
Dikshit is invoking work done during her three terms as CM in the past and targeting AAP and BJP in her campaign. She is up against AAP's Dilip Pandey and BJP's Manoj Tiwari, the incumbent MP from North East Delhi. The seat has a high concentration of Purvanchalis, Muslims and migrants from Uttar Pradesh.
Dikshit and Congress would be banking on their traditional Muslim vote which had shifted toward AAP in Delhi Assembly polls. And both Pandey and Tiwari are Purvanchalis themselves, so Dikshit's political return won't be easy.