Smriti Irani shares Sushma Swaraj's unfulfilled promise on Twitter

Updated: Aug 08, 2019, 17:52 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Union minister Smriti Irani shares an emotional tweet about former chief minister of Delhi and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj who passed away after suffering a massive heart attack on Tuesday evening

Smriti Irani shares Sushma Swaraj's unfulfilled promise on Twitter
Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Smriti Irani. Pic courtesy/Smriti Irani/Instagram

Former Minister of External Affairs and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack and Smriti Irani, the Union Cabinet Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development, took to Twitter to express sorrow stating Sushma Swaraj left without fulfilling a promise made to her. Smriti Irani referred to as the 'queen' of social media known for entertaining her followers with quirky memes and self-made jokes put a tweet that was very emotional. Here's what she posted on Twitter

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Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Smriti Irani, in her tweet, talked about how former union minister Sushma Swaraj had asked her daughter, Bansuri, to select a restaurant where they could go for a celebratory lunch but Swaraj passed away before this could have been done.

Smriti Irani took to social media and tweeted, "I have an axe to grind with you Didi (elder sister). You made Bansuri pick a restaurant to take me for a celebratory lunch. You left without fulfilling your promise to the two of us."

The senior BJP leader, Sushma Swaraj who suffered a heart attack was rushed to AIIMS on 6 August where she breathed her last. In 2016, she underwent a kidney transplant and had opted out of contesting Lok Sabha polls earlier this year for health reasons. 

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The former External Affairs Minister's body was brought to the BJP headquarters in an ambulance in the afternoon of August 7 for people and leaders to pay homage amid chants of ‘Sushma ji, amar rahe!’ (Long live Sushmaji), after which it left for Lodhi Crematorium in new Delhi. 

As the body lay in state at the party headquarters, scores of BJP workers and leaders paid homage to the former external affairs minister amidst chants 'Jab tak sooraj chand rahega, Sushma tera naam rahega' (Your name will be alive as long as sun and moon exist).

Swaraj's husband Kaushal Swaraj and daughter, Bansuri saluted the mortal remains, wrapped in a tricolour, as they were kept on a hearse decorated with flowers at the BJP office on DDU Marg, before its final journey to Lodhi Road crematorium. Sushma Swaraj was cremated with full state honours on August 7 in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other top leaders

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