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Sushma Swaraj vacates official residence, Twitter users appreciate her and say she will remain in their hearts

Sushma Swaraj vacates official residence, Twitter users appreciate her and say she will remain in their hearts

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 29 Jun 2019, 12:19 pm

New Delhi, June 29 (IBNS): As Sushma Swaraj, who served as the External Affairs Minister in the tenure of the previous NDA government at the Centre, left the official residence here on Saturday, Twitter users appreciated her move and many said that she will remain in their hearts. Swaraj had endeared herself to entire India cutting across partyline and communities for addressing any SOS message of distress or inconvenience posted on Twitter tagging her. 

S Jaishankar is currently serving as the External Affairs Minister in this tenure of the PM Narendra Modi-led NDA government.

In a Twitter post, Sushma Swaraj on Saturday announced that she has vacated and moved out her official residence at 8, Safdarjung Lane here.

"Please note that I am not contactable on the earlier address and phone numbers," she tweeted.

Swaraj, who has been a veteran BJP parliamentarian and also the Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha between 2009 and 2014, did not contest this year's parliamentary polls on health ground.

As per the rules, former lawmakers have to vacate their respective bungalows within one month of dissolution of the previous Lok Sabha. The 16th Lok Sabha was dissolved on May 25 by the President Ram Nath Kovind.

Earlier this month, former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also had moved out from his official bungalow and moved to his South Delhi private residence.

Jaitley, who continues to be Rajya Sabha member, voluntarily opted out to join the cabinet due to his ill health.

Meanwhile, Twitter users appreciated her move and posted messages online appreciating the BJP leader.

Actor Anupam Kher said: "Dear @SushmaSwaraj ji!! You are one of the most graceful & dignified leaders of modern India. A persona like you, may move out of the official residence but you will continue to reside in our hearts for years. World of politics is a better place because of leaders like you. ."

One BB Mohanty tweeted: "Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sets example, vacates official residence in Delhi."

Another Rohit said: "After gr8 5 year tenure u again set a benchmark for ur successor. We gonna miss u maam , & definitely u only earned praiseful words #TruePolitician."

Internet user Pankaj remarked: "This is the beauty of working sincerely. When others hold on to their alloted bungalows even after not being in office, Here is a Minister who did Her job superbly well. Will miss you Ma'am."


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