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Sheila Dikshit Funeral Last Rites Live Updates: Leaders pay tributes at Congress headquarters

Sheila Dikshit Funeral Last Rites Live Updates: Leaders pay tributes at Congress headquarters: Sheila Dikshit Funeral Live Updates is given here. As you all might already know that the former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit died yesterday at the Fortis Escorts Hospital. Reports are coming that she was fine till Monday but suddenly she died after a prolonged illness at the age of 81. She will be remembered by all the people not just in Delhi even out of it. She has done some mind-blowing work in Delhi and updated the city in a great way.

Sheila Dikshit Funeral Live Updates

15:22 (IST), JUL 21

Sheila Dikshit’s body was taken to the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee’s office for the last time, the place that was central to her politics since 1998.

Dikshit had led the DPCC in 1998 against the then formidable city unit of the BJP and ensured victory for her party. Her winning streak continued uninterrupted from 1998-2013 until she faced a drubbing at the hands of the Aam Aadmi Party.

15:08 (IST), JUL 21

“For over 15 years, we saw Delhi flourishing every day. The amount of greenary and infrastructure that Delhi has today is because of Dikshitji,” said Jagdish Sharma, a party worker.

15:08 (IST), JUL 21

Thousands of men and women paid their respects to veteran Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday as her mortal remains were taken to the Nigambodh Ghat.

14:40 (IST), JUL 21

Paying tribute to Sheila Dikshit

14:30 (IST), JUL 21

The truck carrying the casket moved slowly as the road was packed with supporters who chanted ‘Jab tak suraj chand rahega Sheila ji ka naam rahega’.

14:30 (IST), JUL 21

Congress workers jostled to have a glimpse of their leader as the body was brought in a glass casket from her Nizaumuddin residence to the party headquarters.

14:02 (IST), JUL 21

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath pays tribute to former Delhi CM and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit, at Congress Headquarter

14:00 (IST), JUL 21

Dikshit’s friend Anastasia Gill, former Delhi Minority Commission Member, said she will remember the Congress leader for her strong character and determination.

14:00 (IST), JUL 21

Scores of people turned up to pay homage to former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit as her body was brought to the Congress headquarters on Sunday.

13:36 (IST), JUL 21

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress leaders Ajay Maken, Arvinder Singh Lovely and Kapil Sibal paid tributes to Dikshit at the party headquarters

13:31 (IST), JUL 21

There are very few people who are not tied down to the political party. Nobody ever considered Sheilaji as an enemy, she believed in unity. Everybody believes that she was the best CM Delhi has ever witnessed: Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi

13:19 (IST), JUL 21

Tributes pour in

13:01 (IST), JUL 21

 

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She was a great support for me. She became almost an elder sister and a friend. This is a big loss for the Congress party. I will always remember her

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi 

12:58 (IST), JUL 21

Stating that her contribution to the capital will never be forgotten, National Conference’s Omar Abdullah also paid respects to the veteran Congress leader at her residence.

12:57 (IST), JUL 21

NCP leader Shanker Singh Vaghela also paid respects to Sheila Dikshit

12:52 (IST), JUL 21

Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra pay tribute to former Delhi CM and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit, at Congress headquarter

12:05 (IST), JUL 21

Mortal remains of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit being taken from her residence in Nizamuddin to Congress headquarters.

11:16 (IST), JUL 21

Senior BJP leader LK Advani pays homage to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit

11:09 (IST), JUL 21

Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj pays tribute to Sheila Dikshit

10:06 (IST), JUL 21

The mortal remains will be kept at Congress headquarters at 11.30am to allow people to pay tribute. A funeral procession will be organised from Congress headquarters till Nigambodh Ghat where cremation will take place at 2.30pm.

She served in Delhi as a Chief Minister for more than 15 years and has done a great job from 1998 to 2013. She is an inspiration for Indian people and most importantly she is an inspiration for all the women out there. Former CM Sheila Dikshit will be accorded a state funeral today. Reports are coming that her last rites will take place at Nigambodh Ghat around 2:30 pm. The Delhi government had declared two-day mourning in the national capital as a mark of respect for her.

You all should know that many big leaders including the PM Modi have shared their respect for her. Rajnath Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, and other top leaders are coming to give her rites. All the bigwigs of the Congress and other political parties are expected to attend the last rites. We think that you all are going to check the list down here. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is one of the amazing leaders and she been good to the country.

Now the reports are coming that the ambulance broke down at AICC headquarters for a half & hour. It has been repaired and has left for DPCC. We are expecting that the people from all around Delhi will come here to see her last time. Also, the people who have worked out are going to be there for sure. It is a been an amazing life but sadly she is gone now.