Former Foreign Minister and BJP Stalwart Sushma Swaraj Passes Away

by Madhvi Bansal
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Death of ex-foreign minister is another major loss for the nation after the death of ex-CM of Delhi, Sheila Dixit in the last month. Sushma Swaraj died on 6th August, 2019 at around 11:40 pm at AIIMS in Delhi after suffering from cardiac arrest. She was 67.

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The last rites of Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj was one of the most respected leaders of BJP. Her tenure as the External Minister of India was remarkable and will be memorable for everyone. After death of Sushma Swaraj, her body will be kept at BJP headquarters in Delhi so that people can pay tribute to the great leader whom the nation has lost. People can visit to BJP headquarters in Delhi today between 12:00pm and 3:00pm. After that her body will be taken to Lodhi Crematorium in Delhi for the last rites.

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Grief expressed on the death of Sushma Swaraj

On the death of BJP leader, Sushma Swaraj, PM Narendra Modi has expressed his grief by dating that her demise is a “personal loss”. He added, She will be remembered fondly for everything that she’s done for India. My thoughts are with her family, supporters and admirers in this very unfortunate hour”. To me, it is an irreparable loss, says LK Advani, the senior most leader of BJP. Congress party too has expressed a grief over the death of Sushma Swaraj. Expressing the grief on Sushma’s death, Rahul Gandhi Tweeted, “I’m shocked to hear about the demise of Sushma Swaraj Ji, an extraordinary political leader, a gifted orator & an exceptional Parliamentarian, with friendships across party lines. My condolences to her family in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace.”

Her last Tweet

Sushma Swaraj said in her last tweet, “Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime,” on the passage of bill to reorganize Jammu and Kashmir. This tweet came few hours before her death. It shows her dedication and love for the country and countrymen that insisted her to work for the country till her last breath.