New Delhi, July 21: Former Delhi chief minister and veteran Congress leader Sheila Dikshit's last rites will be performed today. Sheila Dikshit died on Saturday at a private hospital in the national capital following a cardiac arrest. She was 81. Her body is kept at her residence for people to pay their respects before being taken to the Congress headquarters this morning. The last rites will be performed at 2.30 pm today at Nigam Bodh ghat. Sheila Dikshit Dies at 81: Journey of The Woman Who Became Congress Warhorse in Delhi.
In a bid to save the government in Karnataka, Congress party will hold a meeting of its legislators. Former chief minister and CLP leader Siddaramaiah will hold the meeting at Hotel Taj Vivanta where MLAs are staying. Congress is also exploring the pros and cons of going ahead with its petition to seek Supreme Court’s clarification on its July 17 order. The apex court had said that rebel MLAs can’t be compelled to attend the legislative Assembly by issuing a whip. BJP Leader BS Yeddyurappa Predicts HD Kumaraswamy Govt’s End After Monday’s Trust Vote, Claims to Have Majority.
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The death toll in Malad wall collapse incident touched 31 on Saturday after an injured woman succumbed to injuries. The deceased has been identified as 50-year-old Basanti Kishor Sharma who was undergoing treatment at Cooper hospital. The compound wall of Malad MCGM Reservoir at Pimpripada had collapsed in the wee hours of July 2 following heavy rainfall.