In the last few years many youth leaders have joined the mainstream politics. Jignesh Mewani and Alpesh Thakor have become MLAs also. While Kanhaiya Kumar, Hardik Patel and Shehla Rashid are also in the frame of elections. If unconfirmed sources are to believe Shehla Rashid may contest from Moradabad Lok Sabha seat. It is also doing rounds that Congress is in talk with Shehla. If she agrees to contest on Congress ticket, it will be a major boost for the party as Shehla has a huge following in youngsters.
The senior leadership of the Congress party wants that party should offer her a ticket. But there is another option that she might contest independent and Congress, SP, BSP will support her. Former JNUSU Vice President Shehla Rashid is actively meeting with leaders of secular parties. Shehla has a large following in Muslims, Leftists and Secular youths. She is also very popular among women of all castes and religion.
Many think that if she contest on Congress ticket, it will boost the chances of Congress in many other seats because of her following.