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Indian politician and former chief minister of Delhi

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Sheila Dikshit: Indian politician and former chief minister of Delhi
Sheila Dikshit, occasionally anglicised Dixit, was an Indian politician who was one of the longest-serving chief ministers of Delhi, as well as the longest-serving female chief minister of any Indian state, serving for a period of 15 years from 1998 to 2013. Dikshit led Congress party to three consecutive electoral victories in Delhi. In the December 2013 elections to the Delhi Legislative Assembly, Dikshit was defeated in New Delhi constituency by Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who replaced her as Delhi's chief minister.

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Sheila Dikshit guided me like older sister: Sonia Gandhi

Gandhi said Dikshit was "a remarkable individual, a proud party colleague and an exemplary woman leader
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes
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