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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.


Delhi University considering naming its upcoming college after Sushma Swaraj

August 09, 2021 8:52 am

"A couple of other names have also been proposed along with Swaraj. The names of Swami Vivekananda and Veer Savarkar are also under consideration," an official said.

DU to name new college after Sushma Swaraj

August 08, 2021 8:14 am

“We have decided to name the upcoming college after the first woman Chief Minister of Delhi. This is part of our centenary year celebrations,” Gupta said at a press conference Saturday.

Did not breach MCC by remarks on Swaraj, Jaitley: Udhayanidhi Stalin

April 08, 2021 11:52 am

In his reply, Udhayanidhi said the "tenor and intention of his entire speech must be appreciated" to decide the context of the extracted two lines uttered and urged the EC to furnish a transcript of the entire speech for him to furnish a full and proper reply.

EC notice to DMK's Udhayanidhi Stalin over his remarks on Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley

April 07, 2021 1:35 pm

The notice was issued based on a complaint filed by BJP on April 2 alleging that Udhayanidhi Stalin, while addressing a political gathering in Dharapuram on March 31, reportedly said, “Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley died because they were unable to tolerate the torture they were subjected to and the pressure exerted on them by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

Delhi Confidential: Remembering Sushma

February 15, 2021 5:07 am

Union minister Smriti Irani recalled how she would call Swaraj every February 14, and wish her Valentine’s Day and both would then break into laughter.

Jaswant Singh stood for a more inclusive India, a kinder BJP

September 28, 2020 11:24 am

Why was Singh admired within the BJP earlier, and reviled later? A plausible answer lies in the fact that, under Vajpayee’s leadership, the BJP was attempting sincerely to broad-base itself by becoming a liberal and secular party.

Sushma Swaraj's first death anniversary: Tributes pour in, Jaishankar says 'always an inspiration'

August 06, 2020 1:52 pm

Sushma Swaraj held the crucial External Affairs Ministry in the previous Modi Cabinet. She had a kidney transplant in 2016 and had opted out of contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls for health reasons. 

Two prominent institutes renamed after Sushma Swaraj on birth anniversary eve

February 13, 2020 10:36 pm

The Ministry of External Affairs, in a statement, said the two institutions have been renamed in solemn tribute to the "invaluable contribution" of Sushma Swaraj to Indian diplomacy, the cause of the Indian diaspora and the ethos of public service.

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 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.


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

June 22, 2020 6:07 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

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:10 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

June 22, 2020 6:10 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.

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm

#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.