“Waiting to see this day in my life”: Last Tweet Sushma Swaraj

NEW DELHI: Barely three hours before former Foreign Minister and BJP veteran Sushma Swaraj died on Tuesday evening, she thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a move to the center on Jammu and Kashmir and said she was “waiting to see this day in my life. “
Sushma Swaraj’s latest tweet came after a bill to split Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories, which sailed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday night. Having already been passed in the Rajya Sabha, the bill awaits the approval of the president before it becomes law.
Amid the huge buildup of troops that led to unrest in the state, the government announced on Monday morning that Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 of the constitution had been removed by order of President Ram Nath Kovind. The Center also released a bifurcation plan for the government that included the division of the state into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir, which will have legislative power and Ladakh, and which it will not have.
Sushma Swaraj’s final tweet has been liked more than 142,000 times, and has been repeated over 35,000 times. She had over 13 million followers on Twitter, which ranked her among the best followed Indian politicians on the social media website.
As foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj was loved equally for her quick response to Twitter messages as well as her mild sense of humor. Hundreds of people made their wishes known and thanked her as it became clear that she would leave her office.

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