Dikshit had served as the Delhi chief minister from 1998 to 2013. She mostly stayed away from active politics since the Congress party went out of power in the national capital. She was succeeded by Arvind Kejriwal in 2013.
Three-time Delhi chief minister from Congress, Dikshit had cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) and had to be immediately put on ventilator since midnight 3.25 AM as per the resources. Sources said Dikshit had been undergoing treatment at Fortis Escorts hospital under the supervision of Dr Seth for the past few years