Longest serving Delhi CM Late Sheila Dikshit cremated with state honours
Former CM of Delhi Sheila Dikshit's last journey
AFter paying tributes to the mortal remains of Congress veteran Sheila Dikshit at AICC, Sonia Gandhi said that her demise is a big loss for the Congress party.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid his tribute to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra paid tributes to Sheila Dikshit at AICC, Delhi.
Sheila Dikshit's mortal remains being taken inside AICC
Mortal remains of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit being taken from her residence in Nizamuddin to Congress Headquarters.
Rajiv Shukla and Ashok Gehlot arrive outside AICC as former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit's mortal remains will be carried.
Mortal remains of Sheila Dikshit will be carried to AICC and then to Nigambodh for last rites
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani paid tribute to former Delhi CM and Senior Congress leader Sheila Dixit
HD Dewe Gowda said on the demise of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit - "She was the senoir most leader of Congress party. As CM she has taken several initiatives for construction of highway, roadways, flyovers. All round development of Delhi. SHE WAS dedicated, honest, simple and Delhi stands as an international City the credit goes to Sheila Dikshit"
Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj paid tribute to former Delhi CM and Senior Congress leader SheilaDixit who passed away yesterday
Omar Abdullah paid tributes to Sheila Dikshit's mortal remains. "She had only one desire to see development of Delhi. This is the city she cared for. Every citizen of Delhi will remeber her fondly regardless of party politics," he said.
In honour of Delhi's longest-serving Chief Minister - late Sheila Dikshit, Delhi govt has announced a two-day state mourning.
In an unfortunate incident, Former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit passed away on July 20, Saturday (03:55PM) at the age of 81 due to cardiac arrest at Escorts Fortis Hospital. Sheila Dikshit was born 31 March 1938 and was the longest-serving Chief Minister of Delhi, serving for a period of 15 years from 1998 to 2013. She also became the longest serving woman CM of India. Her mortal remains will be moved at AICC office and her last rites will be performed at Nigambodh Ghat on July 21.
Dikshit led Congress party to three consecutive electoral victories in Delhi. In the December 2013 elections to the Delhi Legislative Assembly, Dikshit was defeated in New Delhi constituency by Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who replaced her as Delhi's chief minister. Subsequently, she was sworn in as Governor of Kerala on 11 March 2014. The Congress party fought the recent Lok Sabha elections in Delhi under her leadership.
In the Lok Sabha elections, she contested from the North East Delhi constituency against BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari. However she lost the elections. After the loss, Dikshit took steps to revive the Congress party amid crisis in the party. Across party lines she was respected as an astute leader and from PM Modi to all leaders across party lines extended their condolences and went to offer their tributes.
Born in Punjab, Shehla Dikshit did her schooling and higher studies in Delhi, she is also a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Delhi.survived by her daughter Latika Syed and her son, Congress leader Sandeep Dixit, she was married to Late Vinod Dixit who had served as an IAS officer. Her father-in-law Uma Shankar Dikshit was a veteran Uttar Pradesh Congress leader who was a minister in Indira Gandhi’s cabinet.
An active politician, the late Sheila Dikshit has a repository of achievements and lengthy political career.