Honoured that party has given me this opportunity: Sheila Dikshit on being named Delhi Cong chief

TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/10/2019 8:03:37 PM National

New Delhi, Jan 10 (UNI) Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday said she was honoured on being appointed Delhi Congress president.

Talking to reporters after the announcement of her name as Delhi Congress chief, Ms Dikshit said,'I am honoured that the party has given me this opportunity.'

Making an announcement earlier, AICC General secretary incharge for Delhi P C Chacko said,'Congress president Rahul Gandhi has appointed Ms Sheila Dikshit as president of the Delhi Pradesh Congress. '

The Congress president has also announced three working presidents for Delhi - Devendra Yadav, Haroon Yousuf and Rajesh Lilotia.

A three time chief minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit , who replaces Ajay Maken as DPCC chief, is making a comeback to the Delhi politics after five years.

Former Delhi congress chief Ajay Maken congratulated Ms Dikshit on her appointment.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Mr Maken said,'Congratulations and best wishes to Sheila Dikshit on becoming state Congress chief again. Under her, I got the opportunity to work as a parliamentary secretary and cabinet minister.

I believe that under the leadership of Sheila Ji, we will play the role of a strong Opposition against Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal governments.'

Mr Maken had earlier resigned as chief of party's Delhi unit, citing health reasons.

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