Delhi Government Declares Two-Day Mourning Period In National Capital For Former CM Sheila Dikshit

Delhi Government Declares Two-Day Mourning Period In National Capital For Former CM Sheila DikshitFormer Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit(image via @Supriya23bh/Twitter)

After the demise of the three time chief minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit at the age of 81 on Saturday (21 July), the Delhi Government has declared a two-day mourning period in the national capital as a mark of respect for her, reports Livemint.

Announcing the two-day state mourning, deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also said that the former CM and veteran leader will be accorded a state funeral.

Sisodia also tweeted, “The news of the demise of former chief minister of Delhi, Mrs Sheila Dikshit, is very sad. May God give peace to her soul, and give the family strength to bear this loss.”

Dikshit succumbed to a cardiac arrest on Saturday (20 July) afternoon at a private hospital in New Delhi. Following her death, Delhi Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy, Manish Sisodia cancelled their scheduled trip to the Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu and Kashmir.