Sheila Dikshit appointed as Delhi Congress chief; to be assisted by three working presidents

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has been appointed the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president after Ajay Maken resigned from the post citing ill health. Eighty-year-old Dikshit has been a three-time chief minister of Delhi. She will be assisted by three working presidents: Devendra Yadav, Rajesh Lilothia and Haroon Yusuf.

Chacko said there were no talks within the Delhi unit about an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and that the party was fully prepared to contest the parliamentary election on its own.

Maken, a 54-year-old former minister in Dikshit's cabinet, stepped down as the DPCC president on 4 January after serving as the party unit head for about four years. Maken congratulated Dikshit saying that under her leadership, the Congress party will play the role of a powerful Opposition against the governments in the national capital and at the Centre.

With inputs from agencies.

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Updated Date: Jan 10, 2019 18:26 PM

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