Sheila Dikshit, the three time Chief Minister of National Capital has unfortunately died suddenly at around 10:45 AM on Saturday.
–By Karamveer Kamal & Anjan K Samal.
The 81 years Congress veteran passed away at Fortis Escorts Hospital in Delhi where she was under treatment prior to a 1st Heart Attack.Consequently she had been seriously ill for some time after cardiac arrest.
As per family members of Sheila Dixit ,she was quite unwell since 15-16 days due to her breathing problem.
Sheila Dikshit has been Chief Minister of Delhi for 15 consecutive years from 1998 to 2013. In 2014, she was made the Governor of Kerala. But in August 2014, she resigned from this post.
Sheela Dixit was the state president of Delhi during the 2019 general elections. She also contested the Lok Sabha election from the North-East Delhi but had to face defeat from Manoj Tiwari of BJP.
The body has been kept for the last tribute to be paid by pubic, politicians including her close associates and followers in her house at Nizamuddin, Delhi. Her funeral will be done on Sunday afternoon.
The President of India twitted , “It was a great loss to the demise of former Delhi Chief Minister and senior politician, Mrs. Sheila Dixit, as a Chief Minister, her tenure was a time for change in Delhi, which will always be remembered.”
Rahul Gandhi, while expressing his condolences on the demise of Sheila Dikshit, has written that it is very sad to hear the news. Rahul also further told that she was the sweet daughter of the Congress party and I was also privately very close to him.
Former Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted that even though we were in the opposition in politics, we were friends in our personal life. She was a wonderful person.
On the demise of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Omar Abdullah has expressed sadness and twitted that demise of Sheila Dikshit is a tragic. As a chief minister, she performed charisma in Delhi. Anyone who knows her will miss her a lot.