Days after incumbent Ajay Maken resigned from the post of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) President, former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit is likely to take over as the Congress’ Delhi state unit chief. The 80-year-old leader is likely to be assisted by two Working Presidents, the sources added.
Dikshit served as Delhi Chief Minister for three consecutive terms till 2013 when the Congress lost power.
Maken, a 54-year-old former minister in Dikshit’s Cabinet, stepped down on January 4 citing health reasons. He served as the party unit head for about four years.
The change of guard in Delhi Congress assumes significance as the party is gearing up to brighten its fortunes in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, considering that the BJP had bagged all the seven seats at stake in the capital in the last general elections.