Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday called on Congress president Sonia Gandhi and discussed issues relating to preparation for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections, in which the Congress will seek to retain power for fourth consecutive terms.
Ms. Dikshit’s meeting with Ms. Gandhi came before the AICC announced a major organisational reshuffle, in which Shakeel Ahmed has been made AICC in-charge of Delhi.
Another prominent Congress leader from Delhi Ajay Maken has been made General Secretary of the AICC. Assembly poll in Delhi is scheduled for November. Sources said Ms. Dikshit briefed Ms. Gandhi about a number of initiatives been taken by her government to provide relief to those living in 1,639 unauthorised colonies in the city. She also informed the Congress president about measures announced by her government to provide relief to residents of villagers by relaxing norms governing uses of agricultural land.