President, PM offer condolences on passing of Sheila Dikshit

President, PM offer condolences on passing of Sheila Dikshit

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President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal have offered condolences on the demise of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit.

Taking on Twitter, President Ram Nath Kovind said: "Her term in office was a period of momentous transformation for the capital for which she will be remembered. Condolences to her family and associates," he tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was deeply saddened by the death of Sheila Dikshit. "Blessed with a warm and affable personality, she made a noteworthy contribution to Delhi's development. Condolences to her family and supporters. Om Shanti," PM Modi tweeted.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said he was devastated. "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. My condolences to her family & the citizens of Delhi, whom she served selflessly as a 3 term CM, in this time of great grief," he tweeted.

"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," the Congress tweeted.

Mr Kejriwal tweeted to say Ms Dikshit's contribution to Delhi will always be remembered. "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," he said.