New Delhi: Former Delhi chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is likely to be appointed new Congress in-charge of Punjab.

Reports said the 78-year-old met the party president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday.

Dikshit who was born in Punjab’s Kapurthala has served as Delhi chief minister for three consecutive terms starting 1998.

Previously, she served as the Governor of Kerala in March 2014, but was forced to resign five months later.