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Sheila Dikshit was remembered as an architect of modern Delhi on her birthday; Kejriwal and Manickam Tagore pay tribute – Politics News, UK Time News

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She was Chief Minister of Delhi for three consecutive terms – from 1998 to 2013

Shiela Dikshit, often referred to as the architect of modern Delhi, was born on March 31, 1938 in Kapurthala, Punjab. She was Delhi’s chief minister for three consecutive terms – from 1998 to 2013. The congressional veteran was defeated in 2013 by the Aam Aadmi party.

Dikshit was appointed governor of Kerala in 2014. In 2017, she was supposed to be the face of Congress for the Uttar Pradesh polls, but the party forged an alliance with the Samajwadi party and Akhilesh Yadav was cast as the main ministerial candidate in her place. She returned to Delhi politics in 2019 when she was appointed Chair of the Delhi State Congress Committee. She died the same year in July.

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On her birthday, the Congress party remembered how she had helped modernize the nation’s capital. Through the official Twitter account, the party declared that Dikshit was the oldest chief minister of all the states and gave him credit for introducing measures such as the Bhagidari system and the BRT system.

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi party leader Arvind Kejriwal remembered her on her birthday, while a battery of congressional leaders paid her rich tributes.

The leader of the women’s wing of Congress, Sushmita Dev, called her an inspiration for women leaders, while the main party leader, Haroon Yusuf, who held large portfolios in the government led by Dikshit, said she was not only a great administrator, but also a great mentor.

Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo wrote that Dikshit was a great leader of the Congress party, whose “contribution to the modernization and development of Delhi is inspiring.” Other leaders who remembered Dikshit on his birthday include Manickam Tagore, Pawan Khera, and Kuljit Nagra.

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