Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit to be new state Congress chief

Formal announcement of the 80-year-old three-time chief minister of Delhi’s appointment is yet to be made.

New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has been appointed as the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president after Ajay Maken resigned from the post citing ill-health.

Maken congratulated Dikshit saying that under her leadership the Congress party will play the role of a powerful opposition against the governments in the national capital and at the Centre. However, an official announcement of Dikshit’s appointment is yet to be made.

Sources said it would be made soon and she will have a few working presidents to assist her. Eighty-year-old Dikshit has been a three-time chief minister of Delhi.