Sheila Dikshit resigns as CM, thanks Delhi for supporting Congress

Sheila Dikshit resigns as Delhi CM
New Delhi, Dec 8: Sheila Dikshit, Delhi's chief minister for 15 years, resigned Sunday after the Congress was routed in assembly elections, with she herself set to lose to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal.

Dikshit submitted her resignation to Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung as vote count showed that the Congress may not win even a dozen seats in the 70-member assembly. "Thank people of Delhi for having supported the Congress for 15 years," she said.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit appeared to be staring at an ignominious defeat in New Delhi constituency today where Arvind Kejriwal of Aam Aadmi Party has taken a comfortable lead over her.

All members of her cabinet, except one, also appeared to be losing in the assembly election, according to the latest trends released by the Election Commission.

With agency inputs

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