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'Was waiting to see this day in my lifetime': Sushma Swaraj's LAST tweet before death

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 07 August 2019, 12:48 AM
Former Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj (File Photo)
Former Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj (File Photo)

Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who died of cardiac arrest at Delhi AIIMS late Tuesday night, put out her last tweet some three hours back.

The tweet which congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Centre's bold move to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the border state into two Union Territories, somehow indicated that it was the last day of her life.

"Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime," Swaraj wrote on Twitter.

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Sources said, the BJP stalwart was brought to AIIMS at around 9:30 pm on Tuesday and was immediately taken to the emergency ward. Shorty afterwards, the BJP stalwart breathed her last at the hospital.

Soon after the news broke out on the internet, a number of senior leaders, including Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital.

Swaraj had a kidney transplant in 2016 and had opted out of contesting Lok Sabha polls earlier this year for health reasons. She is survived by her husband Swaraj Kaushal and daughter Bansuri.

First Published: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 11:44 PM
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