Sheila Dikshit heads group for Nehru's 125th birth anniversary celebrations

Back to party work after resigning as Kerala Governor a fortnight back, Sheila Dikshit was on Sunday named as Chairperson of Congress group to implement programmes related to Pt Jawaharlal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary celebrations.

New Delhi: Back to party work after resigning as Kerala Governor a fortnight back, Sheila Dikshit was on Sunday named as Chairperson of Congress group to implement programmes related to Pt Jawaharlal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary celebrations.

As per the names finalised by Congress President Sonia Gandhi for the Implementation Group with regard to programmes relating to the event, former Union Minister Mukul Wasnik is convener of five-member group, which also has Anand Sharma, Mohan Gopal and Jairam Ramesh, the AICC release said.

Dikshit was appointed Governor of Kerala on March 4, just before the code of conduct for Lok Sabha polls came into force. She had resigned from the gubernatorial position on August 25 following indication to quit the post by the NDA government.

Dikshit had recently given indications of returning to active politics and said her future role in the party will be decided by the Congress leadership.

Dikshit, a three-time Chief Minister of Delhi, had said she will abide by any decision the Congress high-command takes about her future in the party as efforts are underway to revitalise it following the severe drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls.

There are indications from the AICC that the party will celebrate Nehru's birth 125th anniversary in a big way more so as it believes that there are "deliberate attempts to scuttle" the importance of Nehruvianism after the coming to power of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre.

The plan for a year-long commemoration of Nehru's 125th birth anniversary was chalked out by the previous UPA government.  

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