Former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj passes away.
She was reportedly admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi after a massive cardiac arrest. She was 67 years old.
Senior BJP leaders have rushed to the hospital after the news of Swaraj’s death broke. Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prahlad Singh Goyal have reached AIIMS. BJP working president JP Nadda has also arrived. Other BJP leaders including Prakash Javadekar, Shahnawaz Hussain, Manoj Tiwari and Mahendra Nath Pandey reached soon after.
Her mortal remains will now be taken to her residence in Delhi, where it will be kept for tonight.
In her last tweet, Swaraj had congratulated PM Narendra Modi for successffully revoking Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. “@narendramodi ji – Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime,” the tweet said.
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