On Second Anniversary of Sheila Dikshit’s Death, Leaders Remember Congress Veteran | Latest India News
Tributes poured in for Delhi’s former chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday, as the day marked the second anniversary of the congressional veteran’s death. Taking to Twitter to pay tribute to him, Congress called Dikshit “the architect of modern Delhi” and gave him credit for making the national capital a “world-class city”.
“Today we pay tribute to Sheila Dikshit, Delhi’s oldest CM and oldest female CM in all states,” the party also said.
Arvind Kejriwal, the current chief minister of the national capital, also paid tribute to the late leader. “Tributes to former Delhi Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit ji on her death anniversary,” Kejriwal wrote on the microblogging site.
Recalling Dikshit, Pawan Khera, national spokesperson for the Congress Party, said, “I continue to discuss my dilemmas with you, seeking advice. I can still hear your voice. I always get my answers. They call it the inner voice. You are missed. “
The triple chief minister of the national capital, Sheila Dikshit is credited with transforming Delhi into a modern and contemporary city. She died in 2019 from cardiac arrest at the age of 81.
It was Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi (AAP) party that helped end Dikshit’s resignation as chief minister in 2013, when his congressional government fell under the weight of the ruling opposition against the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Center and its own administration amid a series of corruption allegations, most notably in hosting the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Dikshit was appointed President of the Delhi Congress, a position she held until her death.