SHEILA DIKSHIT

  • Arvind Kejriwal should end blame game over farmer's suicide, start playing a CM's role: Sheila Dikshit April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's statement over farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide as irresponsible, former Delhi DM Sheila Dikshit advised the CM to be more careful. "He should stop this blame game now. It is time that he should start playing CM's role and should stop acting like opposition....
  • Wait for Rahul Gandhi ends, will he be transparent in future or continue to be a recluse? April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In Samuel Beckett's famous absurdist play 'Waiting for Godot', the agonizing wait for someone named Godot ends in vain. That person won't arrive. In the Congress theatre of absurd, the wait for Rahul Gandhi was almost like a scene straight from 'Waiting for Godot'. Everybody in the party...
  • After nearly two months of absence, Rahul Gandhi to return to Delhi today April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Speculations over Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi are likely to end as there are reports that he will be returning to Delhi late on Wednesday night. Rahul has been on leave since the February 22 missing the first leg of the crucial Budget session of Parliament. He is...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 14, 2015

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  • News 360: Naxals target development projects, says intelligence reports April 14, 2015

    Maoists are changing their strategy in their fight against the state, says latest intelligence reports. Naxals in desperation are targeting development projects. There have been 31 attacks on economic targets in 4 months compared with 25 in 2014. ...
  • Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit backtracks on her remarks, says never said Rahul Gandhi is incapable April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday backtracked from her statement on party vice president Rahul Gandhi. "I have nowhere said that Rahul Gandhi is incapable. I just said Sonia Gandhi is a good leader," Dikshit said. The 77-year-old veteran leader earlier on Tuesday...
  • Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit questions Rahul Gandhi's leadership, asks Sonia to continue leading the party April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday voiced her reservations over Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party president. "There are question marks over Rahul Gandhi's leadership qualities; Sonia should continue to lead the Congress," said Dikshit. The 77-year-old veteran leader said under Sonia Gandhi...
  • I pity Maken; he lost focus, never took us along: Sheila Dikshit February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The ongoing war between former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and Congress' face in the just-held Delhi Assembly elections Ajay Maken came out in the open with the former accusing him of not taking other party leaders along. Speaking to CNN-IBN on Thursday, Dikshit said, "I pity Maken. He...
  • Hot Seat: I am not BJP's scapegoat, says CM candidate Kiran Bedi January 21, 2015

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, BJP's CM candidate Kiran Bedi talks about her party and strategy in coming Delhi Assembly elections. ...
  • Delhi elections: Ajay Maken rules out support to AAP, says no rethinking on it January 14, 2015

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Congress's Delhi elections campaign chief Ajay Maken on Wednesday said that Sheila Dikshit's statement of backing AAP if required is out of the question. "Congress will not support AAP and there is no rethinking on it," he said. ...
  • Delhi Assembly elections: Congress releases second list of 25 candidates January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday released its second list of 25 candidates for the Delhi Assembly elections. The list includes names of Campaign Committee chief Ajay Maken and former MP Mahabal Mishra. While Maken will contest from Sadar Bazar, Mishra will fight from Dwarka constituency. Interestingly, the party has decided to field...
  • Delhi elections: Nobody told me to step aside, says Sheila Dikshit January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Welcoming Congress' move to make Ajay Maken its face for Delhi Assembly polls, former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said nobody asked her to step aside and she herself conveyed to the party leadership about her decision to keep away from electoral politics. Describing Maken as an experienced...
  • CWC discusses measures to strengthen Congress, no decision on elevating Rahul's post January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee met on Tuesday to discuss measures to strengthen the party. The party has decided that it will launch agitations against the Land Acquisition Ordinance. However, no decision was taken on elevating Rahul Gandhi as the party president. Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has...
  • Modi's BJP, Kejriwal's AAP all set to lock horns in Delhi Assembly elections, Congress marginalised January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Based on their respective strengths, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the two largest parties in the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections, are all set to lock horns in the February 7 elections in the national capital. Riding on the Narendra Modi wave, the...
  • BJP sets target of winning 60 seats in Delhi Assembly elections, not to project any face January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP has set a target of winning 60 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly. The BJP had won 31 seats in the 2013 Assembly elections and it was the single largest party though with 28 seats, AAP had formed the 49-day government with support from eight Congress...
  • Congress refutes Sheila Dikshit's comment on supporting AAP; BJP says AAP is B team of Congress January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday trashed former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's comment that the party may extend support to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in case of a hung verdict in Delhi Assembly polls, ruling out any such possibility at all while the BJP took a dig at the former CM's...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 5, 2015

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay January 5, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: BSF jawan killed as Pakistan continues to violate the ceasefire January 5, 2015

    In a fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan resorted to heavy firing on Monday in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir killing one Border Security Force (BSF) soldier. ...
  • Delhi demands: Women are referred as mothers, daughters but not citizens, says Sheila Dikshit January 5, 2015

    Ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections 2015, former chief minister Sheila Dikshit in an interaction with CNN-IBN demanded equal rights for women in society. ...
  • Sheila Dikshit to be Congress's star campaigner in Delhi Assembly elections December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will be a "key campaigner" of the party for the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls, Congress said today amid indications that it will release its first list of candidates on Thursday or the day after. "Sheilaji one of the key campaigners for the party. She...
  • AAP chief Kejriwal to contest from New Delhi in Assembly elections December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will contest the upcoming assembly elections from his New Delhi constituency, the party said on Wednesday. Kejriwal defeated three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit in 2013 in the constituency by over 26,000 votes. He then headed a minority government...
  • Man freed of charge of threatening to kill former Delhi CM Dikshit November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A man, accused of making hoax calls in 2012 about killing the then Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, has been let off by a sessions court here, which said Delhi Police did not follow mandatory requirements in the investigation. Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Lokesh Kumar Sharma upheld the order of...
  • No harm in involving Tytler, Sajjan Kumar in Delhi polls: Sheila Dikshit November 5, 2014

    Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit said there was no harm in involving 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar in Delhi Assembly elections. Sheila said, "There is no harm in involving in Tytler and Kumar in Delhi polls, if there is demand." She also made it clear...
  • I am no more interested in Delhi politics, says Sheila Dikshit October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Former chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday ruled herself out of the Delhi politics saying, "I am not interested in Delhi politics." Sheila had ruled the national capital for 15 years before losing the elections to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal from New Delhi constituency. On the issue...
  • Sheila Dikshit slams NDA for nudging UPAappointed governors to quit September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Attacking the NDA government for "forcing" UPAappointed governors to quit, former Kerala Governor and threetime Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said that the new dispensation targeted the holders of the constitutional office "selectively" and "humiliated" them which does not auger well for democracy. 76yearold Dikshit, who was...
  • Don't want to be Congress's face in Delhi anymore: Sheila Dikshit September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Sheila Dikshit, who served a short term as the Governor of Kerala post Congress's debacle in the Delhi Assembly elections, does not plan to become the party's face in case fresh elections were held in the national capital which is currently under President's Rule. "No, I don't have any...
  • Don't agree with cutoff age concept, it's one's own ability: Sheila Dikshit September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: As rift within the Congress has been widening and it has almost become a fight between old guard and young generation, former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit did not agree with the cutoff age concept. She said it was one's own capability and ability and there could not...
  • Never said BJP should form government in Delhi, clarifies Sheila Dikshit September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday defended herself saying that she never backed the Bharatiya Janata Party to form government in the national capital. "I never said BJP should form Delhi government. All I said was that if they have numbers they should form the government," she...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 11, 2014

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