Whatever Your Politics, You’ve To Agree The Death Of Sushma Swaraj Is A Great Loss To Us. The Nation Is In Mourning
It’s not always that you come across a politician who is so much more. Sushma Swaraj was just that. More than someone vying for your vote, she was a voice of strength and a leader. The nation has been witness to the many times that calls of help have been extended to her through a tweet when she was the External Affairs minister and she would respond. Often, the matter was taken up with urgency and resolved, much to the relief of the aggrieved party. Over time, she emerged as a true leader, one that used her power wisely and was seen as an accessible leader. And the news of her passing have come as a shock to the nation. Even as we reel from the repercussions of Article 370 being scrapped, the nation is mourning the death of a stalwart of the BJP government.
She was someone who cut across boundaries and political parties, a well-loved, respected member of the government and today, despite your political leanings, you will agree that this is a blow to India. And we have been thrown in to a state of mourning.
Several celebrities tweeted about her demise.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 6, 2019
RIP #SushmaSwaraj ji. She epitomised dignity, commitment to democratic norms, grace in politics. A brilliant parliamentarian, a fine bilingual orator, a humane foreign minister- she was inspiring. I differed with her ideology, but greatly admired her resolve & work ethic. ????
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) August 6, 2019
In my younger years I got so much support from Shushma ji ! I still have pictures with her giving me my first award all over my office!gutted sad at d loss of a lady who taught me my first lesson… women should help women grow ! Thanku n rip shushmaji #RIPSushmaSwarajJi https://t.co/tyAHCa3vYf
— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) August 6, 2019
Extremely sad to hear of the demise of #sushmaswaraj ji. An absolute powerhouse yet seemed so warm & humble! Poised & dignified, she was a leader I admired. Thank you for all your years of service to this nation. Rest in Peace??? #RIPSushmaJi pic.twitter.com/cqTVfGliTP
— Sophie C (@Sophie_Choudry) August 6, 2019
#SushmaSwaraj ji, may your soul rest in peace. ??
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) August 6, 2019
There were several times people reached out to her from around the world, and her conflict resolution skills will be something the nation will remember for very long. Here are some examples of the times people and citizens of the country wrote to her asking her for help and she helped them from across the world.
I have got the report from our Consulate General in Guangzhou. Consul Officer met your husband on 26 September 2018 and 4 March 2019. They are also in touch with his lawyer. They updated you last on 12th April, 2019. The Consulate will do their best to help him. https://t.co/bsULTb0xZY
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) April 19, 2019
Agreed ma'am. I had my passport stolen in Paris on a weekend. And the embassy there opened their office just for me to get a new emergency passport so I could travel back the same day as my original scheduled flight. Respect !
— SS Mumbai (@shantanusahai) April 21, 2019
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) April 20, 2019
What a woman. What a legend. She will be missed.