Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passes away

New Delhi: Former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit passed away at the age of 81. Details available suggest that she passed away due to ailment and old age. 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. Sources also informed that she breathed her last at 3:30 PM.

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.