How P Chidambaram's legal team plans to rescue former Finance Minister
Raghuram Rajan issues warning alert for Modi govt on economy
"Closed Consultation" At UN Security Council Today Over India's J&K Move
Job creation should be top priority; even skilled people are finding hard to get jobs, says L&T's AM Naik
Mukesh Ambani's RIL to form task force to invest in J&K, Ladakh after PM Modi's request
China had expressed its opposition to India's move to create a separate Union Territory of Ladakh
SBI home loan interest rates cut by 15 bps across all tenors after RBI policy announcement
Sushma Swaraj Cremated With State Honours. PM, Top Leaders Present
Kashmir Special Status (Article 370) Ends "At Once"
SBI becomes 1st Indian bank to link up with China's National Advance Payment System
Soon, Mumbai-Pune In 35 Minutes. World's First Hyperloop Project Is A Go
SBI cuts interest rates on FDs with effect from August 1
Finance Secretary Resigns After Being Shifted To Power Ministry
Sitharaman promises to reduce corporate tax to 25% for all companies
Virat Kohli Retains Number One Position In ICC Test Rankings
Andhra Pradesh becomes 1st state in India to reserve 75% private jobs for locals
Chandrayaan 2 Lifts Off; "Bounced Back With Flying Colours," Says ISRO
Pakistan will not open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets from IAF forward airbases
Good news! After NEFT, RTGS, SBI makes all IMPS transactions free
Karnataka Battle In Top Court, Rebel Lawmakers Told To Meet Speaker Today

Latest Posts

Sushma Swaraj Cremated With State Honours. PM, Top Leaders Present

Sushma Swara, former foreign minister and BJP veteran who died on Tuesday evening, was cremated with state honours this afternoon in the presence of top leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP patriarch LK Advani among others. Ms Swaraj's death due to a cardiac arrest has left political leaders and her legions of admirers in grief. PM Modi turned emotional this morning as he paid homage to Ms Swaraj, easily one of India's most-admired political leaders.

Her body was kept at the BJP headquarters for party workers and leaders to pay tributes and then moved to the Lodhi Crematorium where all top leaders paid their respects.

Ms Swaraj died at Delhi's All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where she was taken at around 9 pm on Tuesday.

Political leaders across party lines as well as people on social media expressed shock and grief at her sudden death. President Ram Nath Kovind visited Ms Swaraj's home in central Delhi's Jantar Mantar Road to pay his last respects. He interacted with her husband Swaraj Kaushal and other family members. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Home Minister Amit Shah also paid tribute.

Sonia Gandhi of the Congress was seen hugging Ms Swaraj's daughter Bansuri. Her son Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh too visited Ms Swaraj's home.

BJP veteran LK Advani and his daughter Pratibha, who have had a long association with Ms Swaraj, were seen in tears. 

Mr Advani, 91, said in his tribute he could not recall a single year when she missed bringing his favourite chocolate cake on his birthday. "Sushmaji was someone who I have known and worked with since the beginning of her illustrious innings in the Bharatiya Janata Party. When I was the president of the BJP in the 1980s, she was a promising young activist who I had inducted into my team", Mr Advani said.

Among other VIPs who visited Ms Swaraj's home was former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP chief Mayawati, former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, BJP lawmaker Hema Malini and yoga guru Ramdev.

Remembering the veteran politician, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a tweet last night, said a "glorious chapter in Indian politics has come to an end".

Top ministers such as Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Smriti Irani, Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar, Ramesh Pokhriyal were among those who visited the hospital last night.

"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," the PM tweeted.

Ms Swaraj was one of the most senior woman leader of the BJP. Ms Swaraj leaves a legacy of an easily-accessible politician who helped the Indians abroad in distress with her quick response on Twitter to requests for help when she was the foreign minister. Even banal or joking requests drew a response from Sushma Swaraj.

The 67-year-old had not been keeping well lately, which is why she had not contested the Lok Sabha election earlier this year and opted out of PM Modi's new government. She had a kidney transplant in 2016.

With the death of Sushma Swaraj, is it an end of era for Indian politics?

  • 123
  • 179
  • 104
×

Alert Message

Ok
Please Wait...

Share the Opinion Poll with your Friends At

Ok

Share the Survey with your
Friends At

Ok
×

Statistics

Ok
No
×

Statistics

Ok