Various Opposition leaders across all parties paid homage on Twitter to the late BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, who passed away on Tuesday night after a massive cardiac arrest.
She was 67.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi expressed grief on her demise.
“I’m shocked to hear about the demise of Sushma Swaraj Ji, an extraordinary political leader, a gifted orator & an exceptional Parliamentarian, with friendships across party lines. My condolences to her family in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace. Om Shanti”.
I’m shocked to hear about the demise of Sushma Swaraj Ji, an extraordinary political leader, a gifted orator & an exceptional Parliamentarian, with friendships across party lines.
My condolences to her family in this hour of grief.
May her soul rest in peace.
Om Shanti 🙏
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 6, 2019
BSP Chief Mayawati wrote,” The news of the sudden demise of Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, senior BJP leader and Union Minister, is very sad. She was not only a very skilled politician and administrator but also a very sociable woman. Deepest condolences to his family”.
बीजेपी की वरिष्ठ नेता व केन्द्रीय मंत्री रही श्रीमती सुषमा स्वराज के अचानक निधन की खबर अति-दुःखद है। वे काफी कुशल राजनीतिज्ञ व प्रशासक ही नहीं बल्कि एक अति-मिलनसार महिला थीं। उनके परिवार के प्रति गहरी संवेदना।
— Mayawati (@Mayawati) August 6, 2019
AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal says India lost a great leader
Delhi CM Kejriwal has also declared a two-day mourning.
India has lost a great leader. Sushma ji was a very warm and remarkable person. May her soul rest in peace.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 7, 2019
Mamata Banerjee expresses shock at Sushma Swaraj’s demise.
Deeply saddened, shocked at the sudden passing away of Sushma Swaraj Ji.I knew her since the 1990s.Even though our ideologies differed, we shared many cordial times in Parliament. An outstanding politician, leader, good human being.Will miss her.Condolences to her family/admirers
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 6, 2019
SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav wrote in Hindi,” Sad! The death of Mrs. Sushma Swaraj ji is an irreparable loss. May God give peace to his soul and strength to his family. Sushma ji will always be remembered for efficient leadership and excellent efficiency. Humble tribute!”
दुखद! श्रीमती सुषमा स्वराज जी का निधन अपूरणीय क्षति है। ईश्वर उनकी आत्मा को शांति एवं परिजनों को शक्ति दे। कुशल नेतृत्व एवं उत्कर्ष कार्यकुशलता के लिए सुषमा जी हमेशा स्मरणीय रहेंगी।शत् शत् नमन। विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि!
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) August 6, 2019
NCP leader Sharad Pawar calls her “great statesman”
Shocked to hear about the sad demise of Sushmaji Swaraj. She would always call me ‘Sharad Bhau‘. We’ve lost a great statesman, eloquent orator, efficient administrator, fellow parliamentarian and above all a kind hearted person.
— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) August 6, 2019
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray wrote,”The demise of Sushma Swaraj has ended a glorious era in Hindustani politics. The loss of not only the country and the Bharatiya Janata Party but also the Thackeray family has resulted in the loss of Sushmaji. Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray and Sushmaji had an affinity”
“Even after the departure of Balasaheb, the grandson continued. Their behaviors and their leadership are just as demanding. I pay my respects to the entire Shiv Sena and the Thackeray family”, he added.
बाळासाहेबांच्या जाण्यानंतरही हे नातं कायम राहिलं. त्यांच्या वागण्या-बोलण्यात आणि नेतृत्वात तेज होतं तसं मांगल्यही होतं. मी संपूर्ण शिवसेना आणि ठाकरे परिवारातर्फे त्यांना श्रद्धासुमनं अर्पण करतो.”
-शिवसेना पक्षप्रमुख मा. श्री. उद्धव साहेब ठाकरे
— Office of Uddhav Thackeray (@OfficeofUT) August 7, 2019
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar says May her soul rest in peace
— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) August 7, 2019
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath wrote,” I am shocked to hear the news of the death of former Union Minister Sister Sushma Swaraj. Tribute to the departed soul .. Pray to God to provide support to his family and supporters to bear these sorrows”.
पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री,बहन सुषमा स्वराज जी के निधन की ख़बर सुनकर स्तब्ध हूँ।
दिवंगत आत्मा को श्रद्धांजलि..
ईश्वर से प्रार्थना है कि उनके परिजनों, समर्थकों को ये दुःख सहन करने का संबल प्रदान करें।
— Office Of Kamal Nath (@OfficeOfKNath) August 6, 2019
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel
Shocked to learn about the passing away of Sushma ji
She was a warm hearted person , a passionate leader, an excellent orator and a true stateswoman
Her demise has left the country with an irreparable vaccum, it marks the end of an era
— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) August 6, 2019
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and JD(S) Chief HD Kumaraswamy
I’m shocked to learn about the sudden demise of Former Chief Minister of Delhi, Former Union Minister @SushmaSwaraj ji. May her soul rest in peace. My condolences to her family and loved ones.#SushmaSwaraj
— H D Kumaraswamy (@hd_kumaraswamy) August 6, 2019
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
Deeply shocked and saddened to know about the untimely demise of former External Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj ji. My heartfelt condolences to her family members, may God give them strength to bear this loss.
May her soul rest in peace.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) August 6, 2019
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal
Deeply shocked to learn of the sad and untimely demise of Sushma Swaraj . She was a fiery speaker , a consummate parliamentarian and an outstanding Leader of Opposition . Our condolences to the bereaved family . May her soul rest in peace .
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) August 6, 2019