Sheila Dikshit No More: Delhi Government Announces 2-Day State Mourning Over Former CM's Demise
Sheila Dikshit (Photo Credits: PTI)

New Delhi, July 20: Delhi Government on Saturday announced two-day state mourning over the demise of former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia, while speaking to news agency ANI conveyed this information. Sheila Dikshit died on Saturday evening after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was admitted to Delhi’s Escorts hospital in the morning where she breathed her last. Sheila Dikshit Dies at 81: Journey of The Woman Who Became Congress Warhorse in Delhi.

Dikshit’s mortal remains were brought to her residence in Nizamuddin. Her body will be taken to the Congress headquarter in New Delhi tomorrow. Thereafter, Dikshit’s final journey towards Nigan Bodh Ghat will begin where her body will be cremated. Sheila Dikshit, Congress Stalwart, Dies at 81; From President Kovind to PM Narendra Modi And Rahul Gandhi, Here's How Politicians React to Her Demise.

ANI's Tweet:

Senior Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia paid last respects to the former Delhi CM. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also visited Dikshit’s house and condoled the family of the veteran Congress leader. Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Goel paid homage to the Congress stalwart. Sheila Dikshit, Former Delhi Chief Minister And Congress Leader, Dies at 81.

PM Modi Paying Homage to Sheila Dikshit:

Sonia Gandhi Paying Last Respects to Former Delhi CM:

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi through his tweet said that he felt devastated after hearing the news of Dikshit’s demise. Dikshit was the longest-serving CM of Delhi. She served for 15 years between 1998 and 2013. She also served as Governor of Kerala for five months between March 2014 and August 2014.