Sushma Swaraj is known for her ability to invent herself as per her changing role in the party and the government. She is also considered as a skillful speaker.
New Delhi: India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj turns 67 today (February 14).
The senior BJP leader is known for her ability to invent herself as per her changing role in the party and the government. She is also considered as a skillful speaker.
Here are some interesting facts about Swaraj
Swaraj was born on February 14, 1952. Father's name was Hardev Sharma, who was a prominent Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh member.
Swaraj's family was a resident of Dharampura in Lahore, Pakistan.
Swaraj, who graduated in Sanskrit and Political Science, won the award for Best Hindi Speaker for three consecutive times in a competition organized by the Haryana Government. Today, when he speaks in Hindi from the UN General Assembly to Parliament, everybody and the Opposition listens carefully.
Swaraj was also chief minister of Delhi for about one and a half months. Her tenure may have been short, but with this, her record was made as Delhi's first woman chief minister.
Shortly before stepping into the country's politics, Swaraj took charge of the state-level politics of Haryana. In the Janata Party government in 1977, she took oath as a cabinet minister at the age of 25.
Several political leaders took to Twitter to wish the external affairs minister on her birthday.
Check out some tweets here:
Greetings to @SushmaSwaraj Ji on her birthday. Sushma Ji is one of the most remarkable leaders of our nation. She has distinguished herself as an outstanding Minister and her oratory is par excellence. Her role in strengthening BJP is key. Praying for her long and healthy life.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 14, 2019
Birthday greetings to my senior colleague Smt. @SushmaSwaraj ji. A remarkable leader, under Sushma ji's guidance our MEA has established a new identity of people centric approach. I pray for her long life and good health in the days to come.— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) February 14, 2019
Birthday wishes to my senior colleague & prominent leader @SushmaSwaraj ji. Sushma ji, I pray to god that he bestows you with lots of good health & success.— Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) February 14, 2019
Working with you these past four & a half years has been nothing short of a privilege,I am glad I got this opportunity 🙏🏼
Inspiration,Motivation and Guiding light to many like me I pray to Maa Tripurasundari always shower her blessings on you So you may stay fit and keep smiling always, Happy Birthday to dear Sushma ji Regards pic.twitter.com/SHku5SUNlL— niti deb (@nitideb) February 14, 2019
Wish you very happy Birthday ma'am....😊🤝💐 "Sushma ji" pic.twitter.com/npJxJ17xQb— V Raghav Basu (@VRaghavBasu) February 14, 2019
My best wishes to Union min. Smt. "Sushma Ji" I wish you many more fulfilling years of peaceful service in good health, happiness, and all-round wellness. pic.twitter.com/vkG7A8D9SO— Suresh Angadi MP (@AngadiMp) February 14, 2019
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Last Updated Feb 14, 2019, 11:53 AM IST