PDP chief and former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti has praised former Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj saying that she gave a human touch to the ministry with her prompt responses and kindness.
Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Mehbooba Mufti posted a message for Sushma Swaraj as she concludes her journey as the Minister of External Affairs of India. Responding to Swaraj's tweet, Mufti further said: "She will be missed".
Following the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with 58 ministers on Thursday, former Minister of External Affairs in the NDA government, Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter to thank PM Modi, for giving her the opportunity to serve people of India. After the swearing-in ceremony got over, Swaraj posted a heartfelt message on Twitter on May 30, praying that the Modi government in its second term functions with glory.
"Prime Minister-ji -- as External Affairs Minister, you have given me opportunity in the last five years to serve the countrymen and Indians abroad and accorded me a lot of respect at a personal level. I am grateful to you. I pray to God that our government functions gloriously," she said in a tweet in Hindi.
The 66-year-old leader leaves a legacy of an easily-accessible external affairs minister during the first Modi Cabinet, who helped Indian diaspora in distress with her quick response on Twitter to requests for help. Swaraj had opted out of fighting the Lok Sabha elections due to health reasons. She served her fourth term in the House and has long been one of BJP's most powerful woman representative.
On May 31, Dr S. Jaishankar took over as the Minister of External Affairs, replacing Sushma Swaraj. Joining Twitter on June 1, he posted his first tweet, saying that he is proud to follow on the footsteps of former MEA Sushma Swaraj.