Senior BJP leader and former Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj passed away today (6 August) aged 67, ANI reported.
As per media reports, Swaraj was undergoing treatment at AIIMS in New Delhi following a cardiac arrest.
Following her demise, condolences are pouring in from every part of the country. Many political leaders are visiting Swaraj’s residence to pay their final respects.
The mortal remains of the Swaraj will reportedly be kept at BJP headquarters from 12pm to 3pm. After that Swaraj will be cremated with full state honours at the Lodhi crematorium in New Delhi.
Swaraj a seven time member of parliament served as the External Affairs Minister in the NDA-1 government. She was known for her humanitarian approach as a Minister and was hailed for helping countless Indians in distress throughout her tenure.
She had announced last November that she would not be contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is, all in all, a reader-subscription-backed business model and in order to make sure we build a media platform with only the best interests of India at heart, we need your backing.
And in challenging times like this, we need your support now more than ever—to continue bringing you stories that are often shrugged off.
For us to invest in quality reporting and continue bringing you the right stories, it takes a lot of time and money.
Partner with us, be a patron or a subscriber. We need your support, throughout.