The whole nation was shook to its core when the news broke of Sushma Swaraj's demise.
Politicians across party lines have gotten together in this time of mourning to pay their tributes to the much-loved politician. Among these was PM Narendra Modi who took to Twitter to offer condolences on her untimely demise.
He posted a string of tweets expressing his sorrow and mourning for his contemporary's untimely death.
A glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end. India grieves the demise of a remarkable leader who devoted her life to public service and bettering lives of the poor. Sushma Swaraj Ji was one of her kind, who was a source of inspiration for crores of people.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 6, 2019
Sushma Ji was a prolific orator and outstanding Parliamentarian. She was admired and revered across party lines.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 6, 2019
She was uncompromising when it came to matters of ideology and interests of the BJP, whose growth she immensely contributed to.
An excellent administrator, Sushma Ji set high standards in every Ministry she handled. She played a key role in bettering India’s ties with various nations. As a Minister we also saw her compassionate side, helping fellow Indians who were in distress in any part of the world.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 6, 2019
I can’t forget the manner in which Sushma Ji worked tirelessly as EAM in the last 5 years. Even when her health was not good, she would do everything possible to do justice to her work and remain up to date with matters of her Ministry. The spirit and commitment was unparalleled.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 6, 2019
Sushma Ji’s demise is a personal loss. She will be remembered fondly for everything that she’s done for India. My thoughts are with her family, supporters and admirers in this very unfortunate hour. Om Shanti.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 6, 2019
PM Modi and other BJP leaders and ministers visited the Swaraj residence this morning to pay their respects and console the grieving family. Modi was seen tearing up when he stood before Sushma Swaraj's casket, alongside her husband Swaraj Kaushal
Delhi and Haryana have announced a 2-day period of mourning.
Sushma Swaraj's mortal remains are at the BJP HQ for party leaders and workers to pay their respects. Her last rites will be performed after 3 pm at the Lodhi crematorium on 7 August.