Dikshit had gone to attend a function at New Mustafabad in east Delhi at about 6.30 p.m. when the incident occurred.

Sheila Dikshit

As she started to address the rally, the audience, made up largely by women, started to raise slogans of "Sheila Dikshit, Hai Hai" ("Fie on Sheila Dikshit").

The women also threw eggs at the chief minister, some of which found their mark.

Dikshit had been Friday heckled and shown black flags by a crowd, angry over inflated electricity bills.