'Exceptional Leader': HM Amit Shah Pays Tribute To Sushma Swaraj On Her Birth Anniversary

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday paid his tribute to late former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the day of her birth anniversary.

Written By Manjiri Chitre | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday paid his tribute to late former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the day of her birth anniversary. Taking to Twitter, the Home Minister called her an 'exceptional leader' and stated that the late EAM has never compromised on her ideals. 

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The Central government on Thursday renamed the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra and Foreign Service Institute in the national capital after late former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for her "invaluable contribution" to Indian diplomacy, the cause of the Indian diaspora and the ethos of public service. While the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra has been renamed as Sushma Swaraj Bhawan, the Foreign Service Institute will be known as the Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service.

Taking to Twitter, External Affairs Minister of India S Jaishankar said that this move of the government was a "fitting tribute" to Sushma Swaraj. 

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About Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj, who was a senior BJP leader, has served as the Minister of External Affairs of India in the first Narendra Modi-led NDA government from 2014 to 2019. Prior to this, Swaraj was elected as the youngest cabinet minister of Haryana. Further, she has also served as the Chief Minister of Delhi for a short period of time. 

Swaraj had decided not to contest the 2019 elections due to her deteriorating health. She passed away on August 6 last year after having suffered a cardiac arrest in New Delhi.

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