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The Delhi Congress office wore a deserted look after the results of the Assembly elections were announced on February 11.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

Twitter spats among Congress leaders galore after Delhi poll debacle

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 01:13 PM IST
The public spat is unusual for Congress leaders, many of whom keep personal equations away from the public eye.
Congress leader and former president of the Mumbai Congress unit Milind Deora.(Kalpak Pathak/HT Photo)
Congress leader and former president of the Mumbai Congress unit Milind Deora.(Kalpak Pathak/HT Photo)

‘Would’ve been in power’: Milind Deora’s acerbic clapback to Ajay Maken

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 12:55 PM IST
Deora had praised Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP government for doubling Delhi’s revenue. Maken hit back, saying Deora was presenting half-baked facts.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and newly sworn-in ministers of the Delhi cabinet wave at the audience after the oath ceremony.(Arvind Yadav/HT photo)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and newly sworn-in ministers of the Delhi cabinet wave at the audience after the oath ceremony.(Arvind Yadav/HT photo)

Delhi has had only four women cabinet ministers since 1993

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 07:29 AM IST
While Delhi is among the only three states in the country, with Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, which have seen two female Chief Ministers, its score on the count for cabinet ministers remained low.
Sheila Dikshit, who died last July, is credited with leading a Congress government in the national capital for 15 straight years.(HT Photo)
Sheila Dikshit, who died last July, is credited with leading a Congress government in the national capital for 15 straight years.(HT Photo)

PC Chacko blames Sheila Dikshit for downfall of Congress in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 03:22 AM IST
Congress president Sonia Gandhi accepted the resignations of Delhi unit chief Subhash Chopra, who offered to quit just hours after the disastrous showing in the polls, and PC Chacko, the party’s Delhi unit in-charge, in a swift move, according to a notification by the party.
Senior Congress leader PC Chacko.(ANI Photo)
Senior Congress leader PC Chacko.(ANI Photo)

PC Chacko quits as Delhi Congress in-charge, second head to roll after party’s poll drubbing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 01:54 PM IST
Chacko was appointed Delhi in-charge in November 2014 ahead of the 2015 assembly elections.
The Delhi Congress office at DDU Marg, New Delhi, wears a deserted look after the results of the Assembly elections were announced on Tuesday.(Photo: Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi Congress office at DDU Marg, New Delhi, wears a deserted look after the results of the Assembly elections were announced on Tuesday.(Photo: Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Congress pledges to build from scratch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 05:57 AM IST
As the election results started showing a clear defeat for the Congress early in the day, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala promised a reorganisation of the “party cadre in Delhi”.
Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit.(ANI Photo)
Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit.(ANI Photo)

‘Knew from September’: Sandeep Dikshit on Cong doing ‘badly’ in Delhi polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 09:37 PM IST
Preneet Kaur, Congress MP and wife of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, had also said on Monday that there is nothing much for Congress in Delhi.
The Congress party has, by and large, kept development done under former CM Sheila Dikshit’s 15-year-rule as its poll plank this poll season.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Congress party has, by and large, kept development done under former CM Sheila Dikshit’s 15-year-rule as its poll plank this poll season.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Congress relies on Sheila Dikshit’s 15-yr-rule to ‘spring a surprise’ in DelhI assembly polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 05:52 PM IST
While AAP and the BJP ran high decibel campaigns, the Congress woke up a little late in the race with its ‘star campaigners’ coming in the picture only in the last week. The party has kept its campaign low-profile.
Former AAP leader Alka Lamba(Sonu Mehta/HT photo)
Former AAP leader Alka Lamba(Sonu Mehta/HT photo)

Old warhorses, new faces in Cong first candidate list

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 01:48 AM IST
Delhi Elections 2020: The 16 constituencies for which the party is yet to announce names include New Delhi, the seat from which Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is contesting.
Former three-time Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Former three-time Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Congress plans pension scheme in Sheila Dikshit’s name

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2020 04:21 AM IST
The scheme, after former three-time Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit who died last year, proposes to increase the pension to senior citizens, widows and differently abled people to 5,000 per month.
Dikshit was heading the party’s operations in the city till her on July 20.(HT image)
Dikshit was heading the party’s operations in the city till her on July 20.(HT image)

Decision of Delhi Congress chief likely next month

New Delhi | By HT Correspodent
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 01:18 AM IST
Senior party leaders said that All India Congress Committee (AICC) Delhi in-charge PC Chacko and the three Delhi Congress working presidents had met Congress’s interim president Sonia Gandhi on Monday to discuss the party’s working in the state.
(From left) Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Farooq Abdullah, Kalyan Singh, LK Advani and Sushma Swaraj.(Girish Srivastav/ HT Archives)
(From left) Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Farooq Abdullah, Kalyan Singh, LK Advani and Sushma Swaraj.(Girish Srivastav/ HT Archives)

Sushma Swaraj’s death marks an end of an era in Delhi politics

New Delhi | By Sanjay Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 04:04 AM IST
After she resigned in December 1998, losing elections to the Congress, Sheila Dikshit took over the reigns and continued to rule the city for three consecutive terms.
With Sushma Swaraj’s demise on Tuesday night, the national capital has lost three former chief ministers in less than a year.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
With Sushma Swaraj’s demise on Tuesday night, the national capital has lost three former chief ministers in less than a year.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi loses three former CMs in less than a year

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2019 12:46 AM IST
Sushma Swaraj, who was the chief minister of Delhi for a brief period from October-December 1998, passed away on Tuesday night due to cardiac arrest.
The Delhi Congress Monday wrote to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, requesting the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to name Signature Bridge after three-time former chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who died this month.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi Congress Monday wrote to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, requesting the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to name Signature Bridge after three-time former chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who died this month.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Congress wants Signature Bridge renamed after Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 11:07 PM IST
In the letter, Delhi Congress spokesperson Jitender Kochar said the iconic Signature Bridge was Dikshit’s gift to the national capital and it should be renamed after her.
Sheila Dikshit had a special bond with Kanpur which she used to visit whenever invited.(S Burmaula / HT Archive)
Sheila Dikshit had a special bond with Kanpur which she used to visit whenever invited.(S Burmaula / HT Archive)

When Sheila Dikshit took ruffians to police station at night in Kanpur

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By Haidar Naqvi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 01:33 PM IST
An event during a night of early 80s is still remembered for Dikshit’s courage when she grabbed two ruffians for passing lewd remarks at her near Ghantaghar in Kanpur at 1.30am and handed them over to the police.
In 1955, Dikshit enrolled in the English honours course at the college. She later switched to the pass course.(Arvind Yadav/HT archive)
In 1955, Dikshit enrolled in the English honours course at the college. She later switched to the pass course.(Arvind Yadav/HT archive)

Beloved role model: How Miranda House remembers Dikshit

New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar & Saurya Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 02:10 AM IST
Sheila Dikshit maintained a close relationship with her alma mater. She enrolled in the English honours course at the college in 1955. Later, however, she switched to the then pass course.
Congress veteran Sheila Dikshit’s death has left the Delhi Congress staring at a leadership question just months ahead of the Assembly elections in the national capital.(Vivek R Nair/ Hindustan Times)
Congress veteran Sheila Dikshit’s death has left the Delhi Congress staring at a leadership question just months ahead of the Assembly elections in the national capital.(Vivek R Nair/ Hindustan Times)

After Dikshit’s demise, Congress stares at leadership crisis months before assembly polls

New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 07:58 AM IST
Early this year, Sheila Dikshit was pulled out of a virtual retirement, to head the Delhi Congress just three months before the Lok Sabha elections.
Former three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit was cremated on Sunday in a CNG-powered crematorium, complying with her wishes.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Former three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit was cremated on Sunday in a CNG-powered crematorium, complying with her wishes.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Former CM’s last wish honoured: Laid to rest in CNG crematorium

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 01:52 AM IST
Sheila Dikshit is known for introducing environment friendly policies in the city during her tenure.
Bringing in RWAs into local governance was the Sheila Dikshit-led Delhi government’s most popular initiative.(Girish Srivastava / HT Archive)
Bringing in RWAs into local governance was the Sheila Dikshit-led Delhi government’s most popular initiative.(Girish Srivastava / HT Archive)

Now-forgotten scheme’s beneficiaries recall Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 01:29 AM IST
B S Vohra, president, federation of east Delhi RWAs said, “She had empowered the institution of RWAs and given a voice to those who were governed.”
Sheila Dikshit, after her defeat in the Delhi Assembly Election in 2013.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Archive)
Sheila Dikshit, after her defeat in the Delhi Assembly Election in 2013.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Archive)

Citizens gather to pay last respects to longest serving CM

New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 01:22 AM IST
Sheila Dikshit, 81, had fought at least eight state and general elections. The 2019 Lok Sabha polls were her last where she unsuccessfully contested from North East Delhi.
People pay their last respects to former chief minister Sheila Dikshit at the AICC headquarters on Sunday.(Arvind Yadav and Vipin Kumar/HT)
People pay their last respects to former chief minister Sheila Dikshit at the AICC headquarters on Sunday.(Arvind Yadav and Vipin Kumar/HT)

Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit cremated, but her legacy lives on

New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 07:15 AM IST
Hundreds of Delhi citizens participated in the funeral procession and later the final rites conducted with full state honours.
There is little doubt that Dikshit transformed Delhi, and would rank as one of best performing chief ministers of the country ever(Hindustan Times)
There is little doubt that Dikshit transformed Delhi, and would rank as one of best performing chief ministers of the country ever(Hindustan Times)

Farewell, Sheila Dikshit

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2019 06:23 PM IST
Delhi will remember her with fondness and gratitude
In this file photo dated July 26, 2003, is seen then chief minister Sheila Dikshit with then health minister Sushma Swaraj at an event. Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) President Dikshit passed away at the age of 81, in New Delhi, Saturday, July 20, 2019.(PTI file photo)
In this file photo dated July 26, 2003, is seen then chief minister Sheila Dikshit with then health minister Sushma Swaraj at an event. Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) President Dikshit passed away at the age of 81, in New Delhi, Saturday, July 20, 2019.(PTI file photo)

Sushma Swaraj recalls Sheila Dikshit as ‘opponent in politics but friend in personal life’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 11:06 AM IST
Former prime minister and Dikshit’s party colleague Manmohan Singh said that in her death, the country has lost “a dedicated Congress leader of the masses”.
In a letter to Sheila Dikshit’s children Sandeep and Latika Dikshit, Gandhi said: “I write to you with my heart filled with grief.”(PTI File Photo)
In a letter to Sheila Dikshit’s children Sandeep and Latika Dikshit, Gandhi said: “I write to you with my heart filled with grief.”(PTI File Photo)

‘Sheila Dikshit worked to make Delhi a better place’: Sonia Gandhi in letter to former CM’s children

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 11:52 AM IST
Recalling her memories with Sheila Dikshit, Sonia Gandhi said they had worked closely together during the years she was Chief Minister of Delhi, the state Congress chief and Secretary of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.
Mortal remains of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit being taken from Congress headquarters to Nigam Bodh Ghat(ANI)
Mortal remains of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit being taken from Congress headquarters to Nigam Bodh Ghat(ANI)

Sheila Dikshit Funeral Highlights: Sheila Dikshit’s last rites at Nigam Bodh Ghat today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 05:19 PM IST

Sheila Dikshit’s last journey began on Sunday. Her mortal remains were brought to the Congress headquarters on Akbar road where political leaders paid their last respects to the former Delhi chief minister. Her last rites were performed at Nigam Bodh Ghat. Dikshit died at a private hospital in the national Capital on Saturday afternoon. She was 81 years old. Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has announced a two-day state mourning period. Catch all the highlights here:

Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra pay tributes to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit at Congress headquarters on Sunday.(ANI)
Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra pay tributes to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit at Congress headquarters on Sunday.(ANI)

Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka pay last respects to Sheila Dikshit at Congress HQ

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 02:26 PM IST
Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit will be given a state funeral and will be cremated at Nigam Bodh Ghat, the capital’s oldest cremation ground.
Former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit.(Kaushik Ramaswamy / HT Archive)
Former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit.(Kaushik Ramaswamy / HT Archive)

The Sheila Dikshit I Knew

New Delhi | By Shailaja Chandra
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 01:49 AM IST
Always attired in politically correct, pastel cotton saris in summer and discerningly selected Tassare saris in winter, she was always personable but devoid of makeup, jewellery, bindi or handbag.
Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday.(Mohd Zakir / HT Archive)
Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday.(Mohd Zakir / HT Archive)

‘Open, frank, uncomplicated and educated’: Congress MP on Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi | By Abhishek Manu Singhvi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 01:46 AM IST
She always acted, spoke and behaved as an enlightened member of civil society and your gracious and loving aunt next door.
Three-time Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday.
Three-time Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday.

Sheila Dikshit: The CM who changed Delhi for good

New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia and Sweta Goswami `
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 11:06 PM IST
During her 15-year tenure, Sheila Dikshit is credited for transforming Delhi, despite its complex matrix of governance, into a “world class city”.
Former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit passed away after a massive cardiac arrest.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit passed away after a massive cardiac arrest.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Sheila Dikshit was well, cardiac arrest took doctors by surprise

New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 10:56 AM IST
Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit had undergone a heart surgery in France last year.
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