The Congress's Delhi unit wrote to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, saying the iconic Signature Bridge is Sheila Dikshit's gift to the city and it should be renamed after her.
Dikshit, a three-time chief minister of Delhi and a senior Congress leader, passed away on July 20. She was 81.
Congress' Delhi unit spokesperson Jitendra Kochar in a letter to Kejriwal said the developmental work carried out in the national capital under Dikshit's 15-year tenure as chief minister is "exemplary in the context of the history of the city and the entire country."
"Signature Bridge is a big gift to the city by Dikshit. Its construction started during her tenure. It took a lot of time to build it but it is complete now. I appeal to you to rename the bridge after the former chief minister," the letter read.
Kochar said Dikshit gave underpasses, flyovers, the Delhi Metro, low-floor buses, etc, to the national capital and a lot of people are benefiting from these facilities.
Her demise is not only a loss to the Congress but to the entire country. No one can take her place, he said.
Possibly one of the longest-serving chief ministers of the Congress, Dikshit passed away at the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute last Saturday due to a cardiac problem.
Back in November, during the inauguration of the Signature Bridge by the Delhi Chief Minister, things took a violent turn when BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari attended at the event, and his supporters and AAP-cadre got involved in a scuffle in the presence of the police.
In a video, BJP and AAP workers were seen scuffling amid the police who were trying to control the situation, and Manoj Tiwari is trying to make his way out of the fracas
(with PTI inputs)