Shillong: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy and Chief Minister Conrad Sangma here on Wednesday condoled the death of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Sushma Swaraj died of cardiac arrest in Delhi on Tuesday night. She was 67.
“Sushmaji’s death at the early age of 67 leaves a huge void. An outstanding speaker in both Hindi and English, a consummate parliamentarian. But I shall always remember her for her human qualities, always coming to the aid of Indians in trouble abroad,” Tathagata Roy tweeted.
Expressing shock over the sudden demise of Sushma Swaraj, Sangma said, “She will be missed and remembered by the people of India and leaders from across party lines.”
The Meghalaya unit of the BJP has condoled the demise of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, In a statement issued to the media, State BJP spokesperson, Basu Chakraborty, said that the passing away of Swaraj, is an irreparable loss.
“A glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end,” the Meghalaya BJP said. The BJP also said that she was a remarkable leader who devoted her life to public service and bettering the lives of the poor.
“The country has lost a much loved leader who epitomized dignity, courage and integrity in public life,” the State BJP said.
According to the Meghalaya BJP, she was ever willing to help others and she will be remembered for her service to the people of India.
“She was symbol of women empowerment, who always worked for the betterment of the country. She was an excellent administrator, outstanding parliamentarian and a remarkable orator,” the BJP said.