Sushma Swaraj, former foreign minister and one of the tallest leaders of BJP who was respected and dignified across party lines, is dead, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi updated late this evening. Good number of her party members and ministers have already reached the hospital. Nitin Gadkari, Dr Harshvardhan, Rajnath Singh and Smriti Irani were the first to arrive.
Arond 9 pm today, Ms Swaraj was rushed to the hospital by her family when she was taken ill.
The 67-year-old BJP Leader had not been keeping well lately, which is why she had not contested the recently held Lok Sabha election and also opted out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new government. In June, she also had moved out of her official residence.
Today earlier evening, Ms Swaraj had tweeted and congratulated Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi regarding the passage of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation bill in parliament.
PM Sri Narendra Modi have sent his condolences.