With the demise of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday, 20 July, politicians from across the spectrum paid condolences to the 81-year-old senior Congress leader.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered her as a "warm and affable personality," Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called her a "beloved daughter of the party."
Deeply saddened by the demise of Sheila Dikshit Ji. Blessed with a warm and affable personality, she made a noteworthy contribution to Delhi’s development. Condolences to her family and supporters. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/jERrvJlQ4X— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 20, 2019
I’m devastated to hear about the passing away of Shiela Dikshit Ji, a beloved daughter of the Congress Party, with whom I shared a close personal bond.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 20, 2019
My condolences to her family & the citizens of Delhi, whom she served selflessly as a 3 term CM, in this time of great grief.
Dikshit had served as the Delhi chief minister from 1998 to 2013.
She had mostly stayed away from active politics since the Congress party went out of power in the national capital in 2014.
‘Huge Loss for Delhi’: Kejriwal Condoles Death
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal condoled her demise and said that “it is a huge loss for Delhi.”
“ Her contribution will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to her family members. May her soul rest in peace,” he said.
Just now got to know about the extremely terrible news about the passing away of Mrs Sheila Dikshit ji. It is 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— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 20, 2019
President Ram Nath Kovind also took to Twitter and remembered her tenure as CM as a “period of momentous transformation.”
“Her term in office was a period of momentous transformation for the capital for which she will be remembered. Condolences to her family and associates,” he said.
Sad to hear of the passing of Smt Sheila Dikshit, former Chief Minister of Delhi and a senior political figure. Her term in office was a period of momentous transformation for the capital for which she will be remembered. Condolences to her family and associates #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 20, 2019
‘Tragic Demise’: Leaders Across All Political Parties Remember ‘The Tall Figure’
Just heard about the tragic demise of @SheilaDikshit ji. What terrible terrible news. I’ve always known her as a very warm & affectionate lady. She did wonders for Delhi as CM & will be greatly missed by all who knew her. May her soul rest in peace.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) July 20, 2019
The passing away of former Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dixit is deeply saddening. She was a tall Congress leader known for her congenial nature.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 20, 2019
Sheilaji was widely respected cutting across party lines. My thoughts are with her bereaved family & supporters. Om Shanti!
Deeply saddened at the passing of Sheila Dikshit Ji. When I became MP, she was the Parliamentary Affairs Minister. She always maintained good relations with me. We will all really miss her— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 20, 2019
Deeply shocked and anguished to know about the demise of Sheila Dixit Ji. it is a great loss for Congress Party. She was a mass leader and would be hugely missed. May her soul RIP and may God give strength to the bereaved family. pic.twitter.com/tKwEolKIYb— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) July 20, 2019
Deeply saddened by the news of demise of Sheila Dikshit ji, stalwart of Indian politics and one of the fiercest leaders of the INC. Sheila ji transformed the capital and shaped it into how we know it today in her three terms as the chief minister.— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) July 20, 2019
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