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Sheila Dikshit will officially take charge on January 16

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Published : Jan 12, 2019, 12:46 am IST
Updated : Jan 12, 2019, 12:46 am IST

According to party sources, Ms Dikshit will officially take charge from January 16.

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit. (Photo: Sondeep Shankar)
 Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit. (Photo: Sondeep Shankar)

New Delhi: The newly-appointed Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit on Friday met with the three working presidents and took stock of the party affairs in the national capital.

According to party sources, Ms Dikshit will officially take charge from January 16.

She was appointed as the Delhi party unit head by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday. Devender Yadav, Rajesh Lilothia and Haroon Yusuf were appointed as working presidents to assist the former Delhi chief minister.

“The meeting focused on setting priorities and fixing responsibilities of office-bearers in view of the approaching LS po-lls. The ways to strengthen the party unit were also discussed,” the party leaders said.

The new team headed by Ms Dikshit is yet to decide on the possibility of alliance with the AAP.  

Ms Dikshit had after her appointment on Thursday said that she would react on the issue (of alliance) after understanding the situation from top to down.

Meanwhile, sources said most of the party leaders believe the Congress is “prepared” to challenge the BJP on its own in the upcoming general elections. 

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