Smriti Irani's Moving Post On Sushma Swaraj, "Axe To Grind With You Didi"

Smriti Irani

Smriti Irani's Moving Post On Sushma Swaraj,  "Axe To Grind With You Didi" 

New Delhi: The former Union Minister and BJP's veteran leader Sushma Swaraj has left a party in grief. Several BJP leaders condoled the demise of their beloved leader and described her as the mentor who hand-held them through politics, parliament and the government.

Union Minister Smriti Irani was among the first leaders to reach Delhi's AIIMS hospital after news emerged that Sushma Swaraj was critically ill. She took to twitter to post a tribute to the late leader and talked about a lunch that never happened.

"I have an axe to grind with you Didi . You made Bansuri pick a restaurant to take me for a celebratory lunch. You left without fulfilling your promise to the two of us," Smriti Irani tweeted, referring to Ms Swaraj's daughter.

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Former foreign minister, Ms Swaraj and Smriti Irani had been cabinet colleagues in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first term. 

Ms Swaraj, who had been unwell for some time, had decided not to contest the national election or join the government after PM Modi won a second term.


"I can't forget the manner in which Sushma Ji worked tirelessly as EAM in the last 5 years. Even when her health was not good, she would do everything possible to do justice to her work and remain up to date with matters of her Ministry. The spirit and commitment was unparalleled," PM Modi tweeted, calling her death a personal loss.

He also said a "glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end".

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