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Consensus or confrontational politics?

It was Sheila Dikshit's governance abilities, combined with persuasive powers and without angst without finger-pointing that helped transform Delhi

Sheila Dixit
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Sheila Dixit

Sunita Narain
Sheila Dikshit, Delhi’s three-term chief minister who passed away on July 20, must be remembered for her politics of consensus and negotiated settlement. This is even more important in today’s age of highly polarised politics. It is also important if we consider that the objective of a government is to ensure delivery of development. And this is not possible without the ability to manage the contested realities and seek a collaborative solution. For me, this is the real art of politics. Unfortunately, we seem to be losing this art as hate and loud noise take over the airwaves and our
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First Published: Jul 29 2019 | 12:59 AM IST

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