Sudden demise of Sushma Swaraj came as a big shock to all the Indians. Nobody expected the Former Union Minister who remained active until Yesterday to pass away too soon.
People remember Sushma Swaraj as a powerful orator, a good human being and a politician with impeccable track record. She was the most-easily accessible External Affairs Minister and recipient of Outstanding Parliamentarian Award.
In her 42-year Political Journey, Sushma Swaraj made her presence felt in the Indian Politics at every stage as an MLA, MP, Leader of Opposition and Union Minister. Her Political Life began with active role in RSS Student-wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. She married Supreme Court Advocate Swaraj Kaushal who was appointed as Mizoram Governor in 1990 and served as MP from 1998 to 2004.
Sushma Swaraj was elected as MLA for the first time in 1977 from Haryana and even became a Cabinet Minister in the same year. She was elected to Rajya Sabha in 1990 and Lok Sabha in 1996. Served as I&B Minister in Vajpayee's regime. In 1999 Polls, Sushma Swaraj contested against Sonia Gandhi in Bellary. She might have lost but increased her stature by accepting the challenge. Sushma handled the role of Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha during UPA-2 with dignity. She was re-elected to Lok Sabha in 2014.
As External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj won many hearts and even Pakistanis were appreciate of her humanitarian side. She decided against contesting 2019 Elections due to health issues after kidney transplantation. She is one of the very few politicians who commanded respect from leaders of all the parties and public. People of this nation miss Sushma Swaraj very badly!