Political leaders from various states condoled the death of former external affairs Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday. The veteran leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who breathed her last at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Tuesday night following a massive cardiac arrest, was 67.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat expressed grief at Swaraj’s demise, saying it was an irreparable loss for the country’s politics.
“Extremely saddened to hear about Sushma Ji’s demise. It is an irreparable loss for the country’s politics. We have lost a great leader and a brilliant orator who was full of human emotions,” he said in a tweet.
पूर्व विदेश मंत्री सुषमा स्वराज जी के निधन की खबर से बेहद क्षुब्ध हूं। सुषमा जी का जाना देश के लिए अपूर्णीय क्षति है। हम सबने एक कुशल राजनेता,प्रखर वक्ता,और मानवीय संवेदनाओं से भरपूर व्यक्तित्व को खो दिया। ईश्वर से प्रार्थना है दिवंगत आत्मा को शांति प्रदान करें।
— Trivendra Singh Rawat (@tsrawatbjp) August 6, 2019
Rawat prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength to her family to bear the loss.
Rawat’s Punjab counterpart, Amarinder Singh, said he was shocked to learn about the former Delhi chief minister’s demise and described her as a “dynamic and sensitive” leader.
“Shocked to learn of the sudden demise of @SushmaSwaraj ji. I will always remember her as a dynamic and sensitive leader with the ability to empathise with the common people. Will miss her. May your soul rest in peace!,” the senior Congress leader said in a tweet.
Shocked to learn of the sudden demise of @SushmaSwaraj ji. I will always remember her as a dynamic and sensitive leader with the ability to empathise with the common people. Will miss her. May your soul rest in peace!
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) August 6, 2019
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also said he was deeply shocked to learn about Swaraj’s demise. “It is a personal loss for me,” he wrote on Twitter.
भारतीय जनता पार्टी की वरिष्ठ नेता व पूर्व केबिनेट मंत्री श्रीमती सुषमा स्वराज जी के असामयिक निधन से स्तब्ध हूँ। यह मेरे लिए निजी क्षति है। शोक संतप्त परिजनों के साथ मेरी हार्दिक संवेदना हैं, परमेश्वर उन्हें यह दुःख सहन करने की शक्ति प्रदान करें।
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) August 6, 2019
Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik expressed grief over Swaraj’s demise.
Describing her as a dynamic politician and a symbol of women empowerment who always worked for the country’s betterment, he said it was difficult to fill the space left behind by Swaraj.
In a condolence message, Malik prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family in this hour of grief.