Senior BJP leader and Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, passed away at AIIMS at age of 67, on Tuesday night after suffering a heart attack in the evening. The senior BJP leader was brought to AIIMS at 10:15 PM and was straight away taken to the emergency ward.
Sushma Swaraj’s body has been taken to her home, Dhawan Deep Building, in Connaught Place, New Delhi. On Wednesday at 12pm, her body will be taken to BJP’s headquarters and the last rites will be performed at Lodhi Road Electric Crematorium at 3pm.
PM Narendra Modi took to twitter to condole her death. He tweeted, “Sushma Ji’s demise is a personal loss. 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. Om Shanti.”
Expressing his shock over Sushma Swaraj’s demise, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also 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.”
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.
Om Shanti 🙏
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 6, 2019
President Ram Nath Kovind expressed shock over the death of senior BJP leader and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Condoling her death, the President tweeted, “Extremely shocked to hear of the passing of Smt Sushma Swaraj. The country has lost a much loved leader who epitomised dignity, courage & integrity in public life. Ever willing to help others, she will always be remembered for her service to the people of India.”