Several leaders pay glowing tributes to Sheila Dikshit
Following the demise of senior Congress leader and three-time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "I'm devastated to hear about the passing away of Sheila Dikshit Ji, a beloved daughter of the Congress Party, with whom I shared a close personal bond." He further said that Dikshit served selflessly as a three-term CM.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "Just now got to know about extremely terrible news about the passing away of Mrs Sheila Dikshit ji." He added, "It's a huge loss for Delhi and her contribution will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to her family members. May her soul rest in peace."
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday said that former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit will always be remembered for her works. "She was a big leader of the Congress and her contribution towards the party, politics...and especially to Delhi, is immense," she added. The three-time Delhi CM passed away at the age of 81 following a cardiac arrest on Saturday.
BJP MP Gautam Gambhir tweeted, "I'm deeply saddened to hear about the untimely death of Sheila Dixitji." He added, "A fierce champion of the people, she dedicated her life to better Delhi. A huge loss for the capital. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends."
Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has said Delhi will observe two-day state mourning over the demise of three-time CM Sheila Dikshit. The Congress leader was admitted to a hospital earlier today and passed away at 3:55 PM after suffering a cardiac arrest. Her mortal remains will be kept at her residence from 6 PM today to 11:30 AM tomorrow.
The last rites of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will take place at Delhi's Nigambodh Ghat at 2:30 PM on Sunday. The 81-year-old was admitted to the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute on Saturday following a cardiac arrest. Doctors said her condition stabilised temporarily, adding that she passed away at 3:55 PM after suffering another cardiac arrest.