SHEILA DIKSHIT'S DEATH WILL AFFECT CONGRESS FORTUNES IN DELHI

The demise of the 3-time Delhi CM, Sheila Dikshit, adds to the the party's confusion. Dikshit was gearing up for the state assembly polls scheduled to be held in January-February next year.

SHEILA DIKSHITS DEATH WILL AFFECT CONGRESS FORTUNES IN DELHI

Former chief minister of Delhi and senior Congress leader, Sheila Dikshit, passed away in Delhi on Saturday at the age of 81.

On Saturday morning, she was admitted in a critical condition to Escorts hospital in the capital, following a cardiac arrest.

This is yet another blow to the already beleaguered Indian National Congress. With Karnataka getting out of hand, uncertainty over the party leadership following Rahul Gandhi's resignation as party chief, and the UP government detaining Priyanka Vadra in Narainpur, preventing her from meeting the families of those killed in Sonbhadra last week, the party has been on a rough patch, even if the Narainpur incident showed that Priyanka and the party still have some fighting spirit left.

The demise of the 3-time Delhi CM, Sheila Dikshit, adds to the the party's confusion. Dikshit was gearing up for the state assembly polls scheduled to be held in January-February next year.

Former Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Ajay Maken, has already resigned on health grounds. Arvinder Lovely, who has served as the DPCC chief in the past, has recently come back to the fold after a brief stint with the BJP. It remains to be seen what his role is likely to be.