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Sushma Swaraj gives befitting reply to man who trolled her after Sheila Dikshit's demise

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 21 July 2019, 06:50 PM
Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj
Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj

Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday gave a befitting reply to a troll on Twitter, which said that she would be missed after she passes away just like Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who died on Saturday afternoon.

"Aap ki bhi boht yaad ayegi ek din #SheilaDixit Ji ki tarah Amma (you will be missed one day just like Sheila Dikshit)," the man said in a reply to Sushma's Twitter post, where she had expressed her condolences over the demise of former BJP president Mange Ram Garg.

To this, the 67-year-old leader replied: "Is bhawana ke liye apko mera agrim dhanyawad. I thank you in anticipation for this kind thought. I thank you in anticipation for this kind thought."

The former union minister Sushma Swaraj visited the residence of Sheila Dikshit on Sunday morning to pay her respects. Swaraj had posted a message of condolence on social media on Saturday as news of Dikshit's death became public, writing that they were "opponents in politics but friends in personal life".

"I am sorry to know about the sudden demise of Sheila Dixit ji. We were opponents in politics but friends in personal life. She was a fine human being. #SheilaDixit," Ms Swaraj wrote.

The three-time chief minister and senior Congress leader, who gave Delhi its modern look, passed away at 3.55 pm on Saturday afternoon at a private hospital here after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Dikshit had served as Delhi chief minister for three consecutive terms between 1998 and 2013.

Dikshit was cremated with full state honours at the national capital's oldest cremation ground -- Nigambodh Ghat -- on Sunday. As per her wish, the Congress leader was laid to rest at the CNG run crematorium.

First Published: Sunday, July 21, 2019 06:50 PM
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