WATCH Video: PM Narendra Modi gets emotional, breaks down while paying last respects to Sushma Swaraj
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the residence of Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday morning to pay last respects to the former External Affairs Minister who died at the AIIMS on Tuesday night following a cardiac arrest.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the residence of Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday morning to pay last respects to the former External Affairs Minister who died at the AIIMS on Tuesday night following a cardiac arrest. While paying tribute to the 67-year-old former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, prime minister broke down in tears. In a video shared by ANI, PM Modi can be seen in tears as he met the family of Sushma Swaraj. He had tweeted that Swaraj's death brings an end to a "glorious period in Indian politics".
He had recalled her efforts as External Affairs Minister in his first government in helping any Indians abroad in any trouble. "An excellent administrator, Sushma Ji set high standards in every Ministry she handled. She played a key role in bettering India`s ties with various nations. As a Minister we also saw her compassionate side, helping fellow Indians who were in distress in any part of the world," PM Modi had tweeted.
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— ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2019
In another tweet, PM Modi had said that a glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end. He said that the country 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," he had added.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Delhi`s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, former Uttar Pradesh chief ministers Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati, were among those who condoled her death.
The sudden death of the the former BJP leader was also condoled by foreign leaders. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid were among those who condoled her demise. Sushma Swaraj did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections citing poor health as the reason behind her decision.
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