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Condolences pour in for Dikshit; Prez, PM
New Delhi: Condolences poured in from various quarters after the demise of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday, with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalling her contributions to the development of the national capital.
Offering condolences to Dikshit’s family and associates, President Kovind said, “Her term in office was a period of momentous transformation for the capital for which she will be remembered.” Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu hailed her as “a good administrator”.
“I express my profound sorrow and grief over the demise of former Chief Minister of Delhi,” the vice president’s secretariat said in a tweet.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “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.”
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also condoled her demise.
“I am devastated to hear about the passing away of Sheila Dikshit Ji, a beloved daughter of the Congress Party, with whom I shared a close personal bond. My condolences to her family & the citizens of Delhi, whom she served selflessly as a three-term chief minister, in this time of great grief,” Rahul tweeted.
Priyanka, who was in Uttar Pradesh, told reporters in Varanasi, “She was a tall leader of the Congress. Her contributions to the party, to the politics of the entire nation, especially Delhi, will always be remembered.” (PTI)