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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.

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