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Then Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit with the newly elected state cabinet ministers in 2001.

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Remembering Congress Loyalist & 3-Time Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit

A look at Sheila Dikshit’s political career, which spanned more than three-decades. 

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After former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday, 20 June 2019, many on Twitter recalled her contribution in the national capital, and leaders remembered her for her warm personality.

In her political career, which spanned more than three-decades, she was known as a tall Congresswoman and the chief minister who transformed the face of Delhi.

Here is a look at her life as a politician:


Delhi’s Chief Minister (1998-2013)

She was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1984 from Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh, and served under Rajiv Gandhi as the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and later as a Minister of State in the Prime Minister's office.

Later, she assumed office as the chief minister of Delhi in 1998 and held the post for 15 long years.

A Congress Bigwig

A loyalist of the Congress party, she worked closely with Rajiv, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi.

(With inputs from PTI and IANS)

(This story was first published on 20 July 2019 and has been reposted from The Quint’s archives to mark the birth anniversary of the former chief minister)

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