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Delhi:

The mortal remains of former three-term Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit were cremated at the CNG crematorium at Nigam Bodh Ghat in the capital on Wednesday. A number of family members, friends, senior Congress leaders, supporters, and political rivals attended the cremation that was carried out with full state honours amid heavy monsoon showers, The Hindu reported.

At the AICC headquarters senior Congress leaders like UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chief Ministers Kamal Nath, and Ashok Gehlot, and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were among those who paid their last respects.

“Ms Dikshit was a friend and like an elder sister to me. Her demise is a big loss to the Congress party,” Sonia Gandhi responded to media.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, BJP patriarch L.K. Advani, former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah also paid their respects during the day, reports The Hindu.

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