Published: Sat, July 20, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Sheila Dikshit Demise: A Timeline Of Her Successful Political Career

Sheila Dikshit Demise: A Timeline Of Her Successful Political Career

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also tweeted his shock: "Just now got to know about extremely awful news about the passing away of Sheila Dikshit ji". Despite one's political tilt, you would rarely a find a soul in Delhi disagreeing with that. If it had been the latter, she would not have lost her own assembly seat after ruling Delhi for 15 years.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) media secretary Naresh Kumar informed that her cremation will be held at Nigam Bodh Ghat at 2.30 PM on July 21. The conversations could vary from arts, politics to sheer Delhi gossip.

Sheila Dikshit has been credited with changing the face of the capital of India.

Her marriage was also her initiation into politics. She was also a close associate of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and a minister in his cabinet.

The veteran politician was the longest-serving chief minister of the Indian capital, serving for three terms from 1998 to 2013. "She will be accorded a state funeral", deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia tweeted. While the 2008 election win was her peak, it was also the beginning of her downfall.

The announcement was made by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia who said, "Delhi government has chose to declare two-day state mourning over the demise of former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit". From roads to stadiums, from the renovation of railway stations to the airport, Delhi bore a new look.

"Blessed with a warm and affable personality, she made a noteworthy contribution to Delhi's development", Mr Modi said in a tweet.

After the 2010 games, as the central agencies probed the allegations of wrongdoing, names of Congress leaders emerged, and every deal was scrutinised.

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Another facet of Dikshit's nature was the personal attention she would give to the people she liked.

AAP went on to form the government with support from the Congress despite the two parties fighting each other tooth and nail. Condolences to her family.Was a much respected and loved CM.

Her political career was a roller-coaster ride during which she touched the peak and hit the bottom with same velocity.

But not her fighting spirit. She obliged and was presented as the "bahu" of UP.

The official handle of the Congress party has condoled the death of the senior Congress leader.

As infighting in Delhi Congress peaked ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the party again relied on the old hand and appointed Dikshit the DPCC president replacing Ajay Maken. She contested from North East Delhi but lost to city BJP president Manoj Tiwari. "People of Delhi will always remember her contribution to the development during her tenure as CM for 3 terms", he said.

Surely everyone will remember her for her fighting spirit.

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