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‘Waited for this day in my lifetime’: Swaraj’s last tweet on Article 370

 

New Delhi: Barely three hours before the former foreign minister and BJP veteran Sushma Swaraj died on Tuesday night, she thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the move on Jammu and Kashmir and said she had been “waiting to see this day in my lifetime”.

Her last tweet came after the bill to split Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday evening.

Sushma Swaraj’s final tweet was liked over 142,000 times and retweeted over 35,000 times. She had over 13 million followers on Twitter, making her among the top followed Indian politicians on the social media site.

As the foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj was loved as much for her quick response to distress messages on Twitter. Hundreds of people sent their wishes and thanked her as it became clear that she will vacate her office.