Former External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj dies at 67

Sushma Swaraj, Former External Affairs Minister dies at 67 in Delhi after a major heart attack at AIIMS on Tuesday.

The first woman external affairs minister of India had completed her fourth session in Lok Sabha. She started her career at 25 as the youngest cabinet minister at Haryana government in 1977.

She served as the Minister of External Affairs of India between 26 May 2014 to 30 May 2019. She was seven times chosen as a member of parliament and as a member of the legislative assembly for three times.

Her most famous political campaign was the one opposite to Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Bellary in 1999 Lok Sabha polls.

Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday acknowledged Rajya Sabha members who voted in support of the government’s decision to discard Article 370 of the Constitution.

In 2016, she had endured treatment for kidney failure. Mentioning health reasons, she did not stand for the Lok Sabha polls in 2019.

In a tweet, Swaraj wrote, “Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime” following the decision over scrapping section 370 earlier Tuesday.

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