BHARATIYA Janata Party leaders on Tuesday condoled the death of former Union Minister Sushma Swaraj, with party President Amit Shah saying that she left an indelible mark in the national politics. BJP working president J P Nadda said Swaraj was an example of an ideal personality, be as an Opposition leader or as External Affairs Minister. The country will always remember her as extremely simple, empathic, robust, energetic and impressive personality, Nadda said, adding her death is an irreparable loss to the nation and the BJP. Describing her as a simple and rare politician, Shah said she was a strong voice of the BJP when it was in Opposition and left an indelible mark as a minister.
Senior party leader Prakash Javadekar expressed his shock and said Swaraj set an example by connecting the common man’s need to the external affairs ministry. “I have an axe to grind with you Didi. You made Bansuri pick a restaurant to take me for a celebratory lunch. You left without fulfilling your promise to the two of us,” Union Minister Smriti Irani tweeted. Senior party leader Arun Jaitley said he was pained and broken at her demise and described her as one of the most outstanding politicians in the present era.
Swaraj distinguished in all positions she he held in the party, the government and the opposition, he said, adding that she leaves behind a void which is difficult to fill. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said she was a “dynamic personality” and an “able administrator”. “She had exhibited her skills as an excellent Parliamentarian while playing the role of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha. We have lost a senior leader and a mentor, but it is also a personal loss for me,” he said. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said she was a powerful orator and a person who won the masses with her influence. Swaraj was great statesman, eloquent orator, says Sharad Pawar: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday expressed shock over the death of senior BJP leader and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
“Shocked to hear about the sad demise of Sushmaji Swaraj. She would always call me ‘Sharad Bhau’,” Pawar tweeted. “We’ve lost a great statesman, eloquent orator, efficient administrator, fellow parliamentarian and above all a kind hearted person,” Pawar tweeted. Goa CM, LoP condole death: GOA Chief Minister Pramod Sawant condoled the death of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. “She was closely associated with Goa. She was a very strong leader who worked for the party. It is a major loss for the BJP and the nation,” Sawant told reporters here. “During her five-year tenure as foreign affairs minister, she maintained good relations with various nations,” the Goa CM said. The coastal State’s Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat, in his tribute, said, “My tributes to the great leader. May her soul rest in peace.
My condolences to her family.” Kerala CM condoles Sushma Swaraj’s death: KERALA Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed deep condolences on the demise of former external affairs minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Tuesday night. Vijayan hailed the popular leader’s contributions in parliamentary and diplomatic affairs ministries. Mamata condoles Swaraj’s demise: WEST Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her grief and shock over the sudden demise of Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday night. Banerjee described Swaraj as an outstanding politician, a good human being with whom she had shared “many cordial times in the Parliament” though they differed in their ideology.
“Deeply saddened, shocked at the sudden passing away of Sushma Swaraj Ji.I knew her since the 1990s. Even though our ideologies differed, we shared many cordial times in Parliament. An outstanding politician, leader, good human being.Will miss her,” Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle. The Trinamool Congress chief, who is in Chennai for the inauguration of DMK patriarch Karunanidhi’s statue, extended her condolences to Swaraj’s family and admirers.
Baijal, Sisodia condole Sushma Swaraj’s death: DELHI Lt Governor Anil Baijal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday expressed deep condolences on the demise of Sushma Swaraj. Baijal said Swaraj, who was bold, visionary and humane leader, will be sorely be missed by all. “Extremely saddened to learn about Sushmaji’s tragic untimely departure. A bold, visionary and humane leader, she will sorely be missed by all. May her soul rest in eternal peace,” Baijal tweeted. Sisodia said her contribution to the Indian politics will be immortal.