Sushma Swaraj A Role Model For All Women Leaders, Says LK Advani
Bharatiya Janata Party’s patriarch Lal Krishna Advani today said Sushma Swaraj was one of his closest colleagues who rose to become one of the most popular and prominent faces of the party and a “role model for women leaders”.
She was someone whom he had known and worked with since the beginning of her “illustrious innings” in the BJP, Advani said, adding that he couldn’t recall a single year when she missed bringing his favourite chocolate cake on his birthday.
She was a promising young activist who he had inducted into his team, he said.
“And over the years, she became one of the most popular and prominent leaders of our party—in fact, a role model for women leaders. A brilliant orator, I was often amazed at her ability to recall incidents, events and present them with utmost clarity and eloquence,” the 91-year-old leader said in a statement.
67-year-old Swaraj, who died of a cardiac arrest on Tuesday night, was considered one of Advani’s closest associates.
The BJP patriarch said he was deeply distressed at the untimely demise of one of his closest colleagues. The nation has lost a remarkable leader, he said, adding that it’s an irreparable loss to him. “Sushmaji was also a fine human being. She touched everyone with her warmth and compassionate nature.”