India, Jan. 11 -- Aiming to revitalise the party cadre and gain its lost political ground in the national capital, the Congress has tried to strike a balance while fixing the leadership of the Delhi unit in choosing an old hand, Sheila Dikshit, and representatives from the Scheduled Caste, Muslim and rural areas in Rajesh Lilothia, Haroon Yusuf and Devender Yadav respectively.

The new leadership takes over at a crucial time when the party will have to face the election to seven parliamentary constituencies in Delhi, decide over a rumoured alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party, the outfit which unseated the Congress in 2015 after three consecutive terms in power and reconnect with the voters, especially those in the slums and unauthorised col...