Newdelhi:20/7/19:Former Delhi Chief Minister and State Congress President Shiela Dixit passed away in New Delhi today. She was 81. She was ailing for some time. A three-time Chief Minister of Delhi, Shiela Dixit unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha election from North East Delhi.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed grief over the demise of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.
In his message, President Kovind said, Sheila Dikshit will be remembered for the momentous transformation of the national capital during her term in office. Mr Naidu said, she was a good administrator. Prime Minister Modi said, Sheila Dikshit made a noteworthy contribution to Delhi’s development.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, people of Delhi will always remember Sheila Dikshit contribution to the development during her tenure as Chief Minister of Delhi. He termed Dikshit as a dedicated congress leader of the masses.
BJP President Amit Shah offered condolences to Sheila Dikshit’s family and her supporters. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said he was devastated to hear about the passing away of Sheila Dikshit. He described her as a beloved daughter of the Party. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, it is a huge loss for Delhi and her contribution will always be remembered.