Taking to Twitter, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that he was devastated to hear about Sheila Dikshit's demise. He further said that Sheila was the beloved daughter of the Congress party.
New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former chief minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, passed away at 3:30 pm on Saturday (July 20).
The three-time Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit was admitted to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, on Friday (July 19), after she suffered cardiac arrhythmia.
Several political leaders from around the country poured in heartfelt condolences on her demise and claimed that the Congress would miss its daughter.
Here are some of the heartfelt messages from the political leaders of the country.
I’m 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.— 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.
We regret to hear of the passing of Smt Sheila Dikshit. Lifelong congresswoman and as three time CM of Delhi she transformed the face of Delhi. Our condolences to her family and friends. Hope they find strength in this time of grief. pic.twitter.com/oNHy23BpAL— Congress (@INCIndia) July 20, 2019
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
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and 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. Condolences to her family and supporters. Om Shanti."
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
दिल्ली की पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री श्रीमती शीला दीक्षित जी के निधन से अत्यंत दुखी हूँ। मैं उनके परिजनों और समर्थकों के प्रति अपनी संवेदना व्यक्त करता हूँ। ईश्वर दु:ख की इस घड़ी में उनके परिवार को शक्ति दे और दिवंगत आत्मा को चिर शांति प्रदान करे ।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 20, 2019
ॐ शांति शांति शांति
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!
In January, Sheila Dikshit was appointed as president of the city unit after the incumbent Ajay Maken stepped down from the post citing health issues.
According to sources, the final rites of the senior Congress leader would be held in Nigambodh Ghat, New Delhi, on Sunday (July 21).
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