Late Sushma Swaraj: A women who shattered records, won hearts and encouraged millions of minds
Sushma Swaraj ji’s last tweet at 7.23 pm on August 6 stated it all – a lifetime wishes eventually achieved. Her desire was to mark the end of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that granted unusual rank to Jammu and Kashmir. Sushma ji and her party had visualized and upheld this for long-drawn.
It was a day to celebrate for the BJP, and Sushma ji was no difference. She praised PM Modi tweeting, “Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime.”
If life can be kind and cruel at the same time, yesterday exemplified it. Just a few hours after tweeting her message to PM Modi about her lifetime of wait, Sushma Swaraj breathed her last. She died of a cardiac arrest in New Delhi at the age of 67.
In her relinquishing away, the BJP and Indian diplomacies lost a master who was not just a compelling speaker but also one who was kind, sympathetic and obtainable to the common character. In various ways, Sushma Swaraj’s legislative course is the mission of a woman who smashed glass ceilings, one by one, to embody how women too can shine in governments — a field traditionally overlooked by men.
Yielded in a middle-class household in Haryana, Sushma ji, at the time of 25, enhanced as the youngest state cabinet diplomat in India. At 27, she graced the state administrator of her party (Janata Party). Succeeding in her career, she graced as the first woman CM of Delhi, the following woman to enhance the Chief of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and the preeminent full-time woman external affairs consul of India.