Sushma Swaraj ji was the youngest cabinet minister, at 25 when she joined the Haryana government in 1977 and the first woman chief minister of Delhi. Sushma ji served as the Minister of External Affairs of India from 26 May 2014 to 30 May 2019. She was elected seven times as a member of parliament and three times as a member of the legislative assembly.
She was not keeping well lately, which is why she had not contested the Lok Sabha election earlier this year and opted out of PM Modi’s new government. She had a kidney transplant in 2016.
On Monday when ‘Article 370’ was removed. Sushma ji tweeted:
“In a tweet, Sushma ji thanked Prime Minister for action taken by the govt. “Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime,” she said.
Her death on Tuesday left the nation in grief. She was one of the most respected leaders of ruling BJP. She died at Delhi’s AIIMS hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 67. Her sudden death shocked the nation. Remembering the veteran politician, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said a “glorious chapter in Indian politics has come to an end“.
Sushma Swaraj ji‘s demise personally made us all sad. She was an able politician and administrator. Her personality was very friendly. God give her family the strength to cope with this loss.
Sushma Swaraj ji, one of the BJP’s most beloved leaders left the party in grief. Union Minister Smriti Irani was among the first leaders to reach Delhi’s AIIMS hospital after news emerged that Sushma Swaraj was critically ill.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji and President Ram Nath Kovind ji paid tributes to Sushma Swaraj ji, former foreign minister and BJP skilled person. Sushma Swaraj ji will be cremated with state honors this afternoon. Her body will be kept at the BJP headquarters in Delhi from 12 pm – 3 pm to pay respects and then it will be taken to Lodhi Crematorium.
Political leaders as well as people on social media expressed shock and grief at her sudden death. India grieves the demise of an extraordinary leader who devoted her life to public service. Sushma Swaraj Ji was one of kind and inspiration for many people.
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It’s not an end; she will be remembered by millions of Indians around the world for supporting hand of comfort and relief. She was the hero! We all know about her excellent ideologies. Her dignified leadership was an inspiration for several women leaders.