Reacting to Sushma Swaraj’s announcement to not contest next elections, her spouse Swaraj Kaushal said, “Even Milkha Singh stopped running.”
New Delhi| The news of Sushma Swaraj not contesting the next elections came as a shocker to many. Swaraj who has had the achievement of being the youngest parliamentarian at the age of 25 years, today announced that she will not be contesting the upcoming elections.
Sushma Swaraj announced this in a press conference held in Indore. In a discussion with the media, Sushma Swaraj was asked whether she will be contesting next elections.
Replying to the query, Swaraj said that usually, the party takes the decision, however, she has already conveyed to the party that she will not be contesting 2019 elections. She cited health issues as the reason.
Her decision invoked reactions from across the political circles including her spouse Swaraj Kaushal.
Swaraj Kaushal tweeted about this saying that even Milkha Singh stopped running. Noting her illustrious career as a politician, he said that she has contested all the elections since she entered active politics except in 1993 when party denied her ticket.
He tweeted, “Madam – Thank you very much for your decision not to contest any more elections. I remember there came a time when even Milkha Singh stopped running.”