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Sheila Dikshit appointed as the new Governor of Kerala

Mar 5, 2014 09:09 IST

Sheila Dikshit, the former chief minister of Delhi on 4 March 2014 was appointed as the 22nd Governor of Kerala. She will succeed Nikhil Kumar, a former Delhi Police Commissioner who took over as the governor of Kerala in March 2013. Nikhil Kumar had tendered his resignation to the President of India that has been accepted.

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About Sheila Dikshit
• Dikshit (75) is a senior congress leader and has served Delhi three times, as its Chief Minister from 1998 to 2013
• Earlier, during the Delhi Assembly elections in December 2013, Dikshit government suffered a defeat by the Arvind Kejriwal led AAM party. She lost her seat by over 20000 seats
• She had represented the Kannauj Parliamentary Constituency of Uttar Pradesh during 1984 to 1989
• In 2008, she was shortlisted for the World Mayor award and was awarded as the Best Chief Minister of India by Journalist Association of India

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