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Earlier, Congress workers jostled to have a glimpse of their leader as the body was brought in a glass casket from her Nizaumuddin residence to the party headquarters.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi said her heart was 'filled with grief and a sense of loss' as the veteran Congress leader 'occupied a huge space in it'.
Former Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, had a ringside view of various landmarks in India’s contemporary political history. In this obituary, Outlook India traces Dikshit's political trajectory.
While Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal recalled his last meeting with Sheila Dikshit, Delhi BJP unit chief Manoj Tiwari condoled her demise while reminiscing about her mother-like warmth.
Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir hailed Sheila Dikshit as "fierce champion of the people", who "dedicated her life to better Delhi"
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Sheila Dikshit, the longest-serving Chief Minister of Delhi, having served in office for 15 years, died in New Delhi on Saturday.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi among other senior leaders paid tributes to Delhi's longest-serving Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit who passed away in a private hospital in New Delhi on Saturday
Sheila Dikshit, the longest-serving Chief Minister of Delhi, having served in office for 15 years, passed away at a private hospital in New Delhi on Saturday at 3.55 pm.
Sheila Dikshit, the Delhi Congress president, was reportedly accompanied by other local leaders. The meeting comes months before the assembly elections in the national capital.
Rahul Gandhi had offered to step down from the party president post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting On May 25, taking moral responsibility for the party's dismal performance in Lok Sabha elections
Tiwari, who is pitted against Delhi Congress chief and three-time Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, and Aam Aadmi party's Dilip Pandey, kicked off the 15 km-roadshow from MIG flats in north-east Delhi to Loni road, covering areas like Shahadra, Jagatpuri and Mansarovar park.
The meeting comes days after the Congress decided to go it alone in Delhi and not have any alliances with the ruling AAP.
According to sources, the Aam Aadmi Party and Congress may forge an alliance in Delhi and Haryana for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections and discussions on Punjab seats will be carried out later.
The opinion on the issue remained divided and everyone in the meeting was unanimous that Gandhi should take a final call on it.
Speaking to Outlook, Chacko said that Delhi Congress Chief Sheila Dikshit is not the final authority in deciding the alliance.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait at Ghazipur border after a bill to cancel the three contentious farm laws was passed during the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
India's captain Ajinkya Rahane speaks to on field umpires as after they stopped play at the end of the fifth day their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
New Zealand's Ajaz Patel is beaten by a delivery bowled by India's Ravindra Jadeja during the day five of their first test cricket match in Kanpur.AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
India's players celebrate the wicket of New Zealand's Tim Southee during the day five of their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
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