Sheila Dikshit vs Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi Again? Former CM Appointed As Delhi Congress Chief
Sheila Dikashit has been appointed as Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Chief (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, January 10: Sheila Dikshit, former chief minister of Delhi on Thursday has been appointed as the president of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC). Dikshit has been appointed as DPCC chief days after Ajay Maken resigned from the post citing poor health. The former CM thanked the party for appointing her DPCC chief. While interacting with media, she said, “I am honoured that the party has given me this opportunity.” With Dikshit's appointment as the DPCC, it will be interesting to see the battle with her former nemesis, Arvind Kejriwal. Rahul Gandhi Takes Dig at PM Narendra Modi With 'Missing Q3' Twist on Rafale Deal.

Meanwhile, Maken also congratulated the former CM on her appointment. The former DPCC chief said, “I congratulate Shiela Dikshit ji for being appointed the DPCC President. I am confident that under her leadership, we will play the role of strong opposition to Modi&Kejriwal governments.”

The party also appointed Devendra Yadav, Rajesh Lilothia and Haroon Yusuf as working presidents. On January 4, resigned as chief of the DPCC. Though sources claim that Maken might have given health reason for his resignation, with the current stats available, Congress could consider giving the 54-year-old leader a new central role or even contesting the Lok Sabha election.

Dixit was the longest serving chief minister of Delhi for 15 years from 1998 to 2013. She was also sworn in as Governor of Kerala on 11 March 2014. However, she resigned on 25 August 2014.