Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj is a senior member of the Bhartiya Janta Party and currently serves as External Affairs Minister in Narendra Modi's cabinet. Elected as a member of Parliament for seven times, Swaraj is the second woman external affairs minister of India after Indira Gandhi. Swaraj has also served as the Chief Minister of Delhi in 1998 and was the youngest cabinet member of Haryana. Sushma Swaraj is considered as one of the most prominent women political leaders in India. She was a member of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad and also played an active role in the JP Movement. After the Emergency was lifted in 1977, she joined Bhartiya Janta Party and rose in the ranks to become a national leader. Swaraj has also served as the leader of opposition in 15th Lok Sabha. She has also represented India at United Nations on several occasions."
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Passport fees slashed for those under 8 years, above 60

The Minister announced that passports would now be bilingual, that is in both Hindi and English languages. Alongside the Minister for Communication Manoj Sinha, Swaraj also unveiled a commemorative postage stamp on the occasion.

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Government announces 149 new post office passport kendras, aims a centre every 50 km

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday announced the launch of 149 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK). “We have set up a target that no one has to travel more than a radius of 50 kms to get a passport,” she said

How Sushma Swaraj reacted to her being seen as a contender for presidential election

Though neither the government nor the opposition has declared their candidate for the poll to elect the country’s first citizen, several names, including Sushma Swaraj’s, have been doing the rounds.

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With Sushma Swaraj’s help, Pakistani infant arrives in India for treatment

In the face of heightened tensions between the two neighbouring nations, the Indian government had announced that only those medical visa applications that are recommended by Pakistan’s foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz would be considered.

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Modi govt empowered Indians here and abroad too, says Sushma Swaraj

She reiterated that empowerment of all sections of society, including women, youth and the poor, is the main objective behind the schemes and programmes launched by the government

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Three years on, where are India’s missing men in Mosul?

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj may not want to be the harbinger of bad news, but it would be more honest if she and the MEA told the truth about the reality in Mosul

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Sushma Swaraj responds to Pakistani father’s appeal, offers medical visa to his son suffering from heart ailment

In a humanitarian move, Sushma Swaraj offered medical visa to the infant who has a hole in his heart and will now be treated in Jaypee Hospital situated in Noida. Rohaan’s father, Kanwal Saadik, appealed to Sushma Swaraj for help on twitter.

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Goa MP writes to Sushma Swaraj to help Indians stranded in Africa

“From the reports and the information it is understood that the captain of the merchant ship has left the port and the vessel has been detained from April 2017 onwards,” says the letter.

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Sushma Swaraj on Telangana youth shot in California: Victim out of danger, following the case with police

“The victim Mubeen Ahmed works at a gas station. A gunman demanded money from Mubeen and then fired at him,” Sushma Swaraj wrote on Twitter.

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Sushma Swaraj meets kin of 39 Indians missing in Iraq since 2014

The family members, who were meeting her for the first time since October 2016, wanted to know what efforts the government was taking to locate the missing men now that most of Mosul had been liberated

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We are constantly monitoring situation in Qatar: Sushma Swaraj

Qatar is facing diplomatic isolation by four major Arab countries that have also closed air, sea and land links with it, and India is constantly monitoring the situation here.

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Sushma Swaraj’s reply to Twitter user ‘stuck on Mars’ asking ‘where is Mangalyaan II’ will leave you in splits

Sushma Swaraj replied in her quintessential no-nonsense manner to a Twitter user trying to troll her over Mangalyaan.

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Yes, Minister

Sushma Swaraj reiterates New Delhi’s commitment to Paris pact. India must now resist US attempts to renegotiate it

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MK Stalin urges Sushma Swaraj to ensure interests of Indians in Qatar

In his letter to Swaraj, Stalin, also opposition leader in the Tamil Nadu assembly, said families in India of those living in Qatar were very much worried about the safety of their relatives in the Gulf country.

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US will hopefully rethink its decision on Paris climate agreement: Rajnath Singh

“The US President’s statement on Paris agreement has come as a shock for us and the international community. I am sure the US will rethink its decision”, said Rajnath Singh.