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Sheila Dikshit passes away: Former Delhi chief minister dies at 81; condolences pour in after Congress leader's demise

Dikshit was the longest-serving chief minister of Delhi, serving between 1998 and 2013.

July 20, 2019 / 05:13 PM IST
Dixit tenure came to an end after a landslide defeat in 2013 when AAP founder Arvind Kejriwal won the election in the New Delhi Assembly constituency by a margin of 25,864 votes. Dixit resigned on 8 December 2013, but remained the caretaker Chief Minister of Delhi till the new Government was sworn in She was appointed as the Governor of Kerala in March 2014, but was forced to resign five months later. (Image: Reuters)

Dixit tenure came to an end after a landslide defeat in 2013 when AAP founder Arvind Kejriwal won the election in the New Delhi Assembly constituency by a margin of 25,864 votes. Dixit resigned on 8 December 2013, but remained the caretaker Chief Minister of Delhi till the new Government was sworn in She was appointed as the Governor of Kerala in March 2014, but was forced to resign five months later. (Image: Reuters)


Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has passed away in New Delhi. The veteran Congress leader was 81.

A few days ago, the three-time Delhi CM was admitted to Escorts Hospital, where she breathed her last around 3.55 pm.

Dikshit was the longest-serving chief minister of Delhi, serving between 1998 and 2013.

President Ram Nath Kovind has said Dikshit will be remembered for the "momentous transformation for the capital" during her tenure at office.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he is "deeply saddened" by the news. He called Dikshit a "warm and affable personality".

Rahul Gandhi has called Dikshit a "beloved daughter of Congress" while expressing his sadness.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed his condolences as well.

Various celebrities have reacted to the news on social media.

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first published: Jul 20, 2019 04:14 pm

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