Former Delhi chief minister dies
[DAWN] Veteran Indian politician Sheila Dikshit,
Certainly one of, if not the most unfortunate names in history.
New Delhi’s longest-serving chief minister, died on Saturday after a prolonged illness. She was 81.
Dikshit died at a hospital in New Delhi, where she had been admitted for treatment for a heart ailment, New Delhi Television channel said.
A veteran leader of the now-opposition Congress party, Dikshit served as chief minister of the capital for three consecutive terms, from 1998 to 2013. In a tweet on Saturday, the Congress party called her a “lifelong congresswoman” who “transformed the face of Delhi.” Dikshit was elected as a member of India’s Parliament in 1984, representing a seat in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. She served as a federal minister from 1986 to 1989.
Posted by: Fred 2019-07-22