Sheila Dikshit appointed as new Delhi Congress President

DN Bureau

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit appointed President of Delh unit of the Congress, succeeding Ajay Maken who resigned last week, sources said.

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit
Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi: Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit appointed President of Delh unit of the Congress, succeeding Ajay Maken who resigned last week, sources said.

The 80-year-old leader is likely to be assisted by two Working Presidents, the sources added.

Dikshit served as Delhi Chief Minister for three consecutive terms till 2013 when the Congress lost power.

Maken, a 54-year-old former minister in Dikshit's Cabinet, stepped down as Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president on January 4, citing health reasons.

He served as the party unit head for about four years.

The change of guard in Delhi Congress assumes significance as the party is gearing up to brighten its fortunes in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, considering that the BJP had bagged all the seven seats at stake in the capital in the last general elections. (ANI)

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