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Sheila Dikshit celebrates 11 years of Congress rule in Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who led the Congress to a hat-trick win in last year's assembly elections, on Tuesday celebrated 11 years of Congress rule in Delhi with a small festivity at her residence.

delhi Updated: Dec 15, 2009 23:07 IST

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who led the Congress to a hat-trick win in last year's assembly elections, on Tuesday celebrated 11 years of Congress rule in Delhi with a small festivity at her residence.

Dikshit, 72, celebrated the feat by cutting a cake in presence of a group of supporters who wished her a long political career. On the occasion, she said hosting the next year's Commonwealth Games successfully was her "top most priority" now.
"We are trying our best to make it (the Games) a grand success," she said.

Dikshit was sworn in as Chief Minister of Delhi for the third consecutive term on December 17 last year, an unparalleled feat for a Congress leader in recent times.

In Congress, no one else has the record of a hat-trick term in the top office of a state other than Mohan Lal Sukhadia, who was the chief minister of Rajasthan for 17 long years, and Krishna Sinha in Bihar for 14 years.