Sheila Dikshit

'Desperate' Kejriwal making false promises to people: Sheila Dikshit

Sheila DikshitNew Delhi, Feb 2 : Former Delhi chief minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Monday said that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal is making false promises to the people of Delhi in desperation and added that he would do anything to gain votes.

"I think this is a sign of his desperation. He is very desperate. He has been very disappointed with himself that he gave away the chief ministership. So, in despair, he is saying I will do anything but give me the vote," said Dikshit.

The AAP has in its manifesto for the assembly polls made over 70 promises to the people of Delhi.

BJP welcomes Dikshit's comments on government formation in Delhi

BJP welcomes Dikshit's commentsNew Delhi, Sept 11 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday welcomed former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit's comments that the BJP should be given a trial or an opportunity to form the government in Delhi.

Praising "veteran leader" Sheila Dikshit, Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay said, "Sheila ji is a veteran leader. She has ruled Delhi for 15 years. She understands the constitutional nitty-grittys and has the experience to run a government."

We are not giving unconditional support to AAP: Sheila Dikshit

Sheila-DikshitNew Delhi, Dec 23  Senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit said it is a misconception of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) that the Congress is going give them unconditional support, and added that her party will only provide support from outside.

"We are not giving them unconditional support. We are only giving them support from outside. It is their misconception that they think our support is unconditional,' said Dikshit.

Congress will bounce back in Delhi: Sheila Dikshit

Sheila-DikshitNew Delhi, Dec 16 : In her first address to party workers after the Congress was swept out of power in the Delhi assembly polls, former chief minister Sheila Dikshit exuded confidence Monday and said her party would "bounce back".

Dikshit said the BJP and AAP were both evading responsibility and "running away" from forming the government.

"The Congress has always bounced back, every time, after lagging behind in the election race," Dikshit said.

Delhi assembly polls: Sonia Gandhi, Sheila Dikshit cast their vote

Delhi assembly polls: Sonia Gandhi, Sheila Dikshit cast their voteNew Delhi, Dec. 4 - Voting for 70-member assembly that will also decide Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's electoral fate is presently underway in Delhi.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Sheila Dikshit have cast their votes at the Nirman Bhavan polling booth.

"Happy that people in large number are coming out to vote," Dikshit told media here.

Dikshit, who is seeking a fourth consecutive term, is contesting from New Delhi constituency.

Over 100 vans to sell cheap onions from Monday: Dikshit

Sheila-DikshitNew Delhi, Oct 26  Over a hundred mobile vans, covering 600 areas of the capital, will be selling onions at cheaper prices from Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said.

"In the last three days, vans have been deployed at various parts in Delhi to provide onions at Rs. 55 per kg. The number has gone up to 80 today (Saturday) and will be further increased to 125 from Monday," she said.

As per Dikshit, each van has been covering four areas in a day and therefore around 600 colonies will be covered.

Dikshit refers to Rahul Gandhi as future PM

Sheila-DikshitNew Delhi, Sep 10 : Calling Rahul Gandhi the future prime minister, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday said she will go to him the day he occupies the government's top post and seek easing of land norms for faster progress of the city.

Speaking at a function held to confer freehold rights own residents of 45 resettlement colonies, Dikshit said there was multiplicity of authorities in the capital which led to difficulties in getting clearances for projects.

"The day he (Rahul Gandhi) becomes PM, we will go to him for improving conditions. There is a need of systemic change," Dikshit said.

Delhi will maintain double-digit growth: Dikshit

Sheila-DikshitNew Delhi, Aug 26 : Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday asserted that the double-digit economic growth of the national capital would be maintained and emphasised the role of industries in this endeavour.

"We are immensely committed to making Delhi a world-class city and sustain the double-digit growth rate of 11.4 percent that it achieved in 2011-12," Dikshit said here at a CII conclave.

"This is possible, if and only industries support us and partner with us in our initiatives and projects, essentially low cost housing, which would help us make Delhi slum-free in next two-three years," she added.

Dikshit awarded for public service

Sheila-DikshitNew Delhi, July 23 : The 21st century will be the century of the women, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Tuesday, on being awarded by Assocham Ladies League for her contribution to outstanding public service.

"The 21st century will be the century of the women of the world. I am proud to be a woman and I am proud of all the women who work without being recognised and I am receiving this award on behalf of all those women," said Dikshit at the award function here.

Jats backbone of country's economy, says Delhi CM

Sheila-DikshitNew Delhi, July 5 : Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday said the Jat community of Haryana is the backbone of the country's economy.

Addressing the All India Jats Convention at Talkatora Stadium here, Dikshit said: "The community is the backbone of our economy as it is deeply involved in agriculture and also rendered substantial contribution to the freedom struggle."

"Delhi was the first state in the country to grant OBC status to the Jat community, hence enabling them to avail benefits of OBC reservation in government services," Dikshit said.(IANS)

Dikshit mocks Kejriwal on power bills

Sheila-DikshitNew Delhi, June 28 : Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday took a jibe at Aam Admi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for his agitation against "inflated" power bills, by saying that people who use air-conditioners would have to pay high tariff.

"In the last few years, the sale of generators has declined in Delhi and the sale of ACs (air-conditioners) has risen sharply. If you use an AC, you will have to pay its electricity bill. But Kejriwal does not talk about that," Diskhit said.

Eco-imbalance may cause Uttarakhand-type calamity: Dikshit

Sheila-DikshitNew Delhi, June 22 : Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday urged Delhiites to plant more saplings, saying that environmental imbalance may invite an Uttarakhand-type natural calamity that has claimed over 600 lives.

Speaking at a function after launching a plantation drive, Dikshit said: "Environmental imbalance may invite Uttarakhand-type natural calamities, hence, it is critical to make atleast one-third of Delhi green by planting more and more saplings."

Planting saplings at Ujwa village in west Delhi, Dikshit stressed on the importance of increasing the green cover in the city.

Sheila Dikshit opens new solar power facility

Sheila Dikshit opens new solar power facilityChief Minister Sheila Dikshit of Delhi has dedicated a new solar power generation facility to give a boost to solar power usage in the national capital.

Delhi's power distribution company BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) has installed solar panels at nine premises in the city with a combined capacity to generate 345 kilo watts. The total project cost for the new solar plant was Rs 3.6 crore, out of which about half was funded jointly by Delhi government and Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

BJP leaders demand Delhi CM Sheila’s resignation

BJP leaders demand Delhi CM Sheila’s resignationBJP leaders led by V. K. Malhotra on Sunday met the President Pranab Mukherjee and submitted a memorandum demanding the dismissal of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

They demanded either Sheila Dikshit should resign or her government be dismissed in view of her indictment by Lokayukta Manmohan Sarin.

Dikshit pulls up Tihar DG

Sheila-DikshitNew Delhi, May 6 : Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday pulled up Director General (Prisons) Vimla Mehra for a recent clash among inmates in Tihar Jail, which left one person dead and eight others injured.

"The chief minister told the Tihar Jail DG to take steps to prevent incidents of clashes among the prisoners. The government will not tolerate such lapses in future," a Delhi government official said.

In a meeting, Dikshit reviewed the present security situation in the jail and asked Mehra to submit to the government a blueprint on improving the security within the premises.

BJP attacks Sheila for sharing stage with Kazmi

sheila-dikshitNew Delhi, April 24 : The BJP Wednesday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for sharing the dais with Mohammad Ahmad Kazmi, an accused in the Israeli embassy car blast.

Dikshit had shared stage with Kazmi during the re-launch ceremony of Urdu newspaper "Qaumi Salamati" in the capital Tuesday. Kazmi is the editor of the paper and is on bail.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Jolly demanded explanation from Dikshit whether her Congress-led government has given a "clean chit" to Kazmi who is involved in the matter which concerns "nation security".

Delhi government includes widows under ‘Dilli Annashree Yojana’

Sheila-Dikshit1The government of the national capital, Delhi has approved a decision to include widows under the `Dilli Annashree Yojana'.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit pointed out that the scheme will now also cover windows in the capital and that all those enrolled with the scheme will get the benefits from April 1, 2013. She also said that the implementation of the scheme must be speeded up to make sure that a larger number of families get benefits.

Delhi Govt. decides to merge two power generation firms

Delhi Govt. decides to merge two power generation firmsIn a bid to streamline operations and cut costs, the Government of Delhi on Tuesday decided to merge two of its power generation firms into a single entity.

The two power generation firms to be merged are: Pragati Power Corporation Ltd (PPCL) and Indraprastha Power Generation Company Ltd (IPGCL). The decision was taken by the Cabinet presided over by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

The government claimed that the step would ensure better functioning at lower costs.

Special children create awareness on autism

autism-awarenessNew Delhi, April 9 : A group of special children Tuesday walked to create awareness about autistic children and highlight that their abilities can be channelised in a productive manner.

The walk was to increase awareness about the increasing number of children being diagnosed for autism every year and dearth of schools catering to children suffering from the syndrome.

The initiative was taken by the AttachAvi Foundation and The Hans Foundation.

It was attended by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

Kejriwal breaks 15-day-long fast, attacks Dikshit

Sheila-DixitNew Delhi, April 6 : Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal Saturday ended his 15-day-long fast with a spirited attack on the Sheila Dikshit-led Delhi government for its "inability" to provide power and water - which he identified as key issues for the forthcoming polls.

Breaking the fast in protest against the allegedly inflated power bills, amid loud cheers from his supporters, Kejriwal said that the Dikshit government has no right to rule after it could not make water and electricity available for people.

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