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Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj was a senior member of the Bhartiya Janta Party and former External Affairs Minister in the first Modi's government. Elected as a member of Parliament seven times, Swaraj was 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 was considered 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. Sushma Swaraj passed away on August 6, 2019 following a cardiac arrest at her New Delhi home. She was rushed to AIIMS but doctors could not revive her.

SUSHMA SWARAJ NEWS

Jammu: Chargesheet against tour operator for forging letters in name of Sushma Swaraj, Mehbooba Mufti

January 04, 2020 7:46 pm

On Thursday, the Crime Branch had presented chargesheet against Koul in the court of Sub Judge, Katra, for allegedly forging letters of former External Affairs Minister late Sushma Swaraj to get helicopter tickets to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in 2017

Married 2 years ago, Pak woman can’t live with Indian husband due to pending long-term visa

December 29, 2019 2:11 pm

An SOS to Sushma Swaraj got her here, but for 2 years, Sidra hasn’t been able to leave Haldwani as her application for Long-Term Visa is pending with MHA; with CAA, her fears have multiplied

Sushma Swaraj’s daughter presents Re 1 token sum to Harish Salve for Kulbhushan case

September 28, 2019 6:12 pm

The late BJP leader's husband, tweeted the picture of his daughter with Harish Salve as she gives him the token Re 1.

Inside Track: Savarkar No RSS Fan

August 18, 2019 7:31 am

During the famine of the 1950s, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar advocated that vegetarians should take to eating fish and eggs. The radical reformist Savarkar and RSS chief M S Golwalkar never really got along.

An Inspiring Life

August 15, 2019 12:08 am

Sushma Swaraj belonged to all of us, she leaves behind a lasting legacy.

Leaders pay tribute to Sushma Swaraj, Cabinet resolution condoles her death

August 14, 2019 2:16 am

Sushma Swaraj, a senior BJP leader, died on August 6 following a cardiac arrest.

View from the right: Remembering Sushma

August 14, 2019 6:51 am

In Organiser, editor Prafulla Ketkar writes that Swaraj was “not just in appearance, but even in qualities she was was Bhartiya womanhood personified”.

She set an example

August 09, 2019 2:25 am

We need more women leaders like Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj gave me a new life, recalls 55-yr-old sold as help in Saudi

August 08, 2019 8:11 pm

Paramjit Kaur of Gorsian Nihal village in Jalandhar district was sent as a domestic help to Saudi Arabia by the agent from her own village in July 2017.

Amul's tribute to Sushma Swaraj gets a lot of praise

August 09, 2019 10:55 am

A black-and-white cartoon, the advertisement featured Swaraj in her signature attire sitting at her desk. The tagline of the advertisement said: "Swarajya ka aham hissa...(an integral part of self-governance)".

SUSHMA SWARAJ PHOTOS

Sushma Swaraj cremated with full state honours, leaders pay homage

August 07, 2019 7:49 pm

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was cremated with full state honours on Wednesday.

Remembering Sushma Swaraj: See rare photos from Express archives

August 07, 2019 1:34 pm

Sushma Swaraj Photos: Swaraj’s body will be kept at her home until 11 am Wednesday and the last rites will be performed at the Lodhi crematorium. Here are some rare photos of former External Affairs Minister from Express archives.

Sushma Swaraj moves to her new residence after vacating Lutyens house

July 02, 2019 8:49 pm

Former External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj moved out of her official residence in Delhi on June 29.

TDP continues Andhra protest, Sushma Swaraj confirms 39 Indians dead: Parliament in pictures

March 20, 2018 9:33 pm

Three no-confidence motions against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government, given by YSR Congress member Y V Subba Reddy and TDP MPs Thota Narasimham and Jayadev Galla, were declined by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan. 

President Pranab Mukherjee hosts At Home: Hollande, Modi, Sonia, Kejriwal attend the reception

January 27, 2016 1:05 pm

President Pranab Mukhrjee hosted the At Home reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on January 26. French President Francois Hollande, who was the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congres President Sonia Gandhi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Foreigmn Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejirwal attended the event.

Top Frames: Sushma Swaraj meets Nawaz Sharif, Beijing issues red alert for pollution

December 12, 2015 6:38 pm

Sushma Swaraj with Nawaz Sharif during the Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process in Islamabad, China's capital issues its first ever "red alert" for pollution.

Modi, Jaitley, Swaraj pay homage to Ashok Singhal

November 18, 2015 5:33 pm

Ashok Singhal on Tuesday (November 17) passed way after he was on ICU suffering from respiratory problem. His body was brought to the RSS office in Jandewalan in Central Delhi yesterday night for public to pay their last respect. Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu, Amit Shah and others paid homage to the VHP leader.

Sushma Swaraj hosts bilateral meetings with African counterparts

October 27, 2015 9:44 pm

India today assured all possible assistance in key areas of oil and gas exploration and health during the meetings External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had with her nine African counterparts, some of whom sought the country's help in fighting terror groups like Boko Haram.

Geeta's homecoming: Father says it's rebirth for the family

October 26, 2015 6:01 pm

Geeta, a deaf-mute Indian woman who accidentally crossed over to Pakistan more than a decade ago, today arrived in New Delhi to meet her long-lost family.

Monsoon Session begins on a stormy note

July 21, 2015 6:42 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today voiced hope that the Monsoon Session of Parliament will be fruitful.

SUSHMA SWARAJ VIDEOS

After 6 years in Pakistan jail, Mumbai resident Hamid Ansari returns home

December 20, 2018 4:51 pm

It’s been six years since Hamid Nehal Ansari crossed the border into Pakistan and was arrested. On Thursday, he returned to his home in Mumbai days after being released from a Pakistan jail.

Eye for Detail 15: The importance of Kartarpur corridor, Implant Files and the Maratha reservation

December 01, 2018 11:52 am

This week we look at the importance of the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan, why you should pay attention to the revelations from Implant Files and what the Maratha reservation could lead to.

Express Eye for Detail 14: J&K crisis, Sushma Swaraj out of 2019 race, American tourist in Andaman and more

November 25, 2018 1:37 pm

This week we look at the strange situation in Jammu & Kashmir where a fax machine is all it took to stop three parties from coming together and forming the government. What it means for Sushma Swaraj to opt out of the 2019 general election and the c

Will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election: Sushma Swaraj

November 20, 2018 7:37 pm

Sushma Swaraj, seven-time MP from Vidisha in MP, says she will not contest the 2019 general election. But she also left it to the party to take the final decision.

News in Numbers: India’s busiest passport office.

July 06, 2018 6:48 am

#NewsInNumbers How much work the busiest passport office in India does. (PS: It’s Lucknow which was recently in the news over an inter-faith couple’s complaint.