The former Delhi Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit passed away today at 3.30 PM in Delhi. She was taken to the hospital in the morning but the doctors couldn’t save her.
The former CM of Delhi served the state for 15 years and is one of the most respected leaders of the country. She was close to UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi as well.
We regret to hear of the passing of Smt Sheila Dikshit. Lifelong congresswoman and as three time CM of Delhi she transformed the face of Delhi. Our condolences to her family and friends. Hope they find strength in this time of grief. pic.twitter.com/oNHy23BpAL
— Congress (@INCIndia) July 20, 2019
I’m devastated to hear about the passing away of Shiela Dikshit Ji, a beloved daughter of the Congress Party, with whom I shared a close personal bond.
My condolences to her family & the citizens of Delhi, whom she served selflessly as a 3 term CM, in this time of great grief.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 20, 2019