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BJP, Cong mourn Sushma�s death

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Aug 7 - The State BJP today held a condolence meeting in memory of former External Affairs Minister and party stalwart Sushma Swaraj, who passed away in New Delhi last evening.

State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass, former Union Minister Bijoya Chakravarty, BJP national secretary and former MP Ramen Deka, State Ministers Ranjit Dutta and Pijush Hazarika, along with many other party leaders and cadres, attended the event and paid their respects to the departed.

The event was held at the State BJP headquarters at Hengrabari here.

Speaking on the occasion, Dass said that Swaraj will always be remembered for the major role she played in the country�s politics during her career spanning over four decades.

He said that as the Minister for External Affairs, Swaraj earned praise not only in India but also globally for her active role.

Chakravarty spoke about the time she and Swaraj had spent together as members of the Union Ministry and also in Parliament.

Deka, in his speech, spoke about the significant role played by Swaraj during her tenure in the Ministry of External Affairs.

The State BJP today cancelled all its official activities as a mark of respect to Swaraj.

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) also condoled Swaraj�s death.

APCC general secretary Apurba Bhattacharya said that Swaraj had a unique relationship with Assam and added that her work as Minister of External Affairs and also the work she performed while serving in various other positions, including as Chief Minister of Delhi, will be remembered by the people of India.

Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary also condoled the demise of Swaraj.

In a condolence statement, the Minister said, �As Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj took India�s position to new heights and made diplomacy more people-centric.�

Patowary recalled her personality and administrative quality and described Swaraj as one of the best orators among the present political luminaries. He termed Swaraj�s demise as an irreparable loss.

Meanwhile, Chao Basant Gogoi, president of the All Tai Ahom Students� Union, Kamrup Metro district committee, also expressed profound grief at Swaraj�s death and said the country has lost a great personality and one of the best woman politicians of the 21st century India. He extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

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BJP, Cong mourn Sushma�s death

GUWAHATI, Aug 7 - The State BJP today held a condolence meeting in memory of former External Affairs Minister and party stalwart Sushma Swaraj, who passed away in New Delhi last evening.

State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass, former Union Minister Bijoya Chakravarty, BJP national secretary and former MP Ramen Deka, State Ministers Ranjit Dutta and Pijush Hazarika, along with many other party leaders and cadres, attended the event and paid their respects to the departed.

The event was held at the State BJP headquarters at Hengrabari here.

Speaking on the occasion, Dass said that Swaraj will always be remembered for the major role she played in the country�s politics during her career spanning over four decades.

He said that as the Minister for External Affairs, Swaraj earned praise not only in India but also globally for her active role.

Chakravarty spoke about the time she and Swaraj had spent together as members of the Union Ministry and also in Parliament.

Deka, in his speech, spoke about the significant role played by Swaraj during her tenure in the Ministry of External Affairs.

The State BJP today cancelled all its official activities as a mark of respect to Swaraj.

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) also condoled Swaraj�s death.

APCC general secretary Apurba Bhattacharya said that Swaraj had a unique relationship with Assam and added that her work as Minister of External Affairs and also the work she performed while serving in various other positions, including as Chief Minister of Delhi, will be remembered by the people of India.

Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary also condoled the demise of Swaraj.

In a condolence statement, the Minister said, �As Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj took India�s position to new heights and made diplomacy more people-centric.�

Patowary recalled her personality and administrative quality and described Swaraj as one of the best orators among the present political luminaries. He termed Swaraj�s demise as an irreparable loss.

Meanwhile, Chao Basant Gogoi, president of the All Tai Ahom Students� Union, Kamrup Metro district committee, also expressed profound grief at Swaraj�s death and said the country has lost a great personality and one of the best woman politicians of the 21st century India. He extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.