Former Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj passes away
New Delhi: Firebrand leader and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj passes away tonight after suffering heart attack. She was 67.
The saffron party’s tall leader was admitted to AIIMS her where doctors couldn’t save her despite their best efforts to resuscitate her.
The former Foreign Minister chose not to contest election in 2019 due to health reasons.
She was one of the prominent women faces in the BJP.
Earlier in the evening, she took to micro-blogging site Twitter to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi for abrogation of Article 370.
प्रधान मंत्री जी – आपका हार्दिक अभिनन्दन. मैं अपने जीवन में इस दिन को देखने की प्रतीक्षा कर रही थी. @narendramodi ji – Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) August 6, 2019
Leaders cutting across party lines condoled her demise.
We are saddened to hear about the untimely demise of Smt Sushma Swaraj. Our condolences to her family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/T9wg739c8i
— Congress (@INCIndia) August 6, 2019