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.

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Inside Track: Savarkar No RSS Fan

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

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

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View from the right: Remembering Sushma

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

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

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

Know what is cardiac arrest and how is it different from heart attack

To reduce the chances of cardiac arrests, its important to identify people with high-risk factors and bring as many lifestyle changes as possible.

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

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)".

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She set an example

We need more women leaders like Sushma Swaraj

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

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.

'Sushma Swaraj heard us when there was no hope': Condolences pour in from Pakistan

From the mother of a toddler with a rare heart disease to a Pakistani woman who married an Indian and sought a permanent visa, Swaraj helped out several Pakistanis in their hour of need.

Panjab University professors, seniors remember student Sushma Swaraj: 'Dynamic, articulate'

Sushma was always at the forefront of activities of the university’s student council when Congress leader Pawan Bansal, a former Union minister and MP, was the council’s secretary, the professors said.

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Sushma Swaraj cremated with full state honours, leaders pay homage

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

Remembering Sushma Swaraj: See rare photos from Express archives

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.

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Sushma Swaraj moves to her new residence after vacating Lutyens house

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

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

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

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.

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Modi, Jaitley, Swaraj pay homage to Ashok Singhal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

#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.

A Man Asked Sushma Swaraj To ‘Rescue’ Him From Watching JHMS

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is widely known for rescuing people in distress. And with her active presence on social media, the senior minister is quite accessible and she replies to people’s queries often. Not just Indians, on numerous occasions, she has helped people from other countries as well with one Pakistani woman recently hailing […]

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News Top 5: Sushma Swaraj Rebuts Donald Trump, ISRO Launches Heaviest Satellite And More

1. Sushma Swaraj rebuts Donald Trump: Paris pact India ethos 2. Powerful GSLV-MkIII launches heaviest satellite GSAT-19 3. Sensational media coverage on my attendance, tweets Vijay Mally 4. Lipstick Under My Burkha’ to release on July 28 5. Virat Kohli hosts charity ball in London ahead of India vs Sri Lanka

Sushma Swaraj Meets Sufi Clerics Who Had Gone Missing In Pakistan

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Asif Nizami and Nazim Nizami, the two sufi clerics who had gone missing in Pakistan. Nazim, gave his gratitude to Sushma Swaraj Nazim and said that he is thankful for her efforts. He added that they went to Pakistan to spread their message of peace and will […]

After Sushma Swaraj, Economic Affairs Secretary Slams Amazon For Selling Indian Flag Doormats

Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Sunday asked Amazon to desist from being flippant about Indian symbols and icons, cautioning it that “indifference will be at your own peril”. “Amazon, better behave. Desist from being flippant about Indian symbols & icons. Indifference will be at your own peril,” Das said in a tweet.

Sushma Swaraj Pulls Up Pune-Based Man On Twitter: Here's Why

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj pulled up a Pune-based man on Sunday for requesting his wife’s transfer from Jhansi railways to his hometown. Swaraj said had the couple been working under her ministry, they would have been fired for making such a request on a social networking platform. “If you or your wife were […]

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