Delhi: Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday late night.
As fate would have it, she had hours ago only tweeted about being able to see the day of scrapping of Article 370 in her lifetime.
Expressing delight over the passing of key bills pertaining to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and she had thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the same.
“Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime,” Swaraj had tweeted on late Tuesday evening.
Meanwhile, even before the official medical bulletin from AIIMS, Congress official handled tweeted a condolence message saying, “We are saddened to hear about the untimely demise of Smt Sushma Swaraj. Our condolences to her family and loved ones.”
She was one of the most beloved BJP leader and an external affairs minister known for her humanitarian touch.
A glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end. India grieves the demise of a remarkable leader who devoted her life to public service and bettering lives of the poor. Sushma Swaraj Ji was one of her kind, who was a source of inspiration for crores of people : Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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: Rahul Gandhi
Sushma Swaraj, politician of substance, a woman who was a trend setter, the BJP’s mascot, a remarkable debater in Parliament., fiesty but gracious. in space of two weeks, first Sheilaji, now Sushmaji, 2 Delhi CMs, both role models for women in public life.. RIP : Rajdeep Sardesai , Journalist