Congress veteran Sheila Dikshit has been announced as the party's chief ministerial candidate for next year's Assembly polls in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh.

Sheila Dikshit was announced Congress party's face on the basis of advice given by poll strategist Prashant Kishor. He had recommended that Dikshit should play a major role in the party's poll campaign in the state as she is a prominent Brahmin face and could help Congress regain support of the electorally sizeable community.

The announcement came hours after Dikshit was summoned by the Anti Corruption Bureau in the water tanker scam.

This is how Twitter reacted to the news:

Dikshit has been in the political arena for close to 32 years and this new development means it's still not over for her

But people were just not pleased with the new decision and basically wrote her off

A sizeable number of Twitter users felt that Sheila Dikshit has been made the proverbial sacrificial lamb to bear the brunt of a Congress loss.

Well, the Gandhi siblings need to be cushioned, right?

Of course, Twitter didn't lose its humour