Swaraj enhanced Indias reputation Amit Shah

first_imgNew Delhi: The untimely demise of Sushma Swaraj had left him as well as millions of party workers and her admirers in a state of shock, Union home minister and BJP president Amit Shah said on Wednesday, as he remembered the departed leader’s stints in various positions in the opposition and in different governments.Speaking to reporters after paying his last respects to Swaraj at her residence here, Shah said as the external affairs minister in the first term of the Narendra Modi government, Swaraj had enhanced the country’s reputation across the world and her death had left a void which would be hard to fill. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Her untimely demise is not a big loss for the BJP alone, but also for national politics,” he said. Shah added that Swaraj zoomed across the political firmament like a bright star and made valuable contributions, whether as the Delhi chief minister or the leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha or a minister in the first Atal Bihari Vajpayee government and then, in the Modi dispensation. “The country will always remember her services,” he said. Swaraj breathed her last at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Tuesday night, following a massive heart attack. She was 67.last_img read more

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Mayawati reelected BSP chief vows to never to stop or bend

first_imgLucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati was on Wednesday re-elected the party’s national president after which she vowed never to “stop or bend, let alone break”. She was elected BSP president unanimously at a special meeting of senior office-bearers of the party’s central executive committee, its state units and representatives selected from across the country, a party release said. On her unanimous re-election, the 63-year-old Dalit leader expressed gratitude to all her party workers and followers and assured them of her continued commitment to take forward the BSP movement. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details She said she would remain ever ready as usual to pursue the humanitarian missions of sants, gurus and great men, born in the Dalit, Adivasi and other backward classes from time to time. She vowed never to “stop or bend, let alone break” in the interest of the party and the movement. Mayawati said the excellent work of the BSP governments in Uttar Pradesh is an example on the strength of which the BSP can seek people’s support in the upcoming elections in various states. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Referring to the assembly elections to be held soon in Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Delhi, she said the party has to contest all elections with “full strength”. “The BSP has to fight these elections against both the ruling BJP and the Congress and has to move forward by first becoming a balancing power,” she said. “In addition to this, the BSP has to also show a good result in the assembly by-polls to be held for some seats in Uttar Pradesh,” she added.last_img read more

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