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Pranab's daughter Sharmishtha takes charge as Delhi Mahila

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

took charge as the of the Mahila today at the office here in the presence of senior leaders Maken and

Former Dikshit, who visited the office after a long time, hoped that the Mahila would gain in strength under Mukherjee.

"More and more women should be brought to and they should be given tickets for bringing them into the mainstream," she said on the occasion.

Maken, who had faced criticism from Dikshit during last year's municipal polls, lauded the former minister's 15-year rule in the national capital.

"was the of for 15 years, during which the city witnessed an all-round development," he said.

Maken was the and also served as a in her cabinet.

Sharmishtha Mukherjee, the daughter of former Pranab Mukherjee, said she would work hard to strengthen the Mahila at the grassroot-level and protect the rights of women.

All India Mahila was also present on the occasion among other senior leaders of the

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 20:55 IST