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POLITICS

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‘I have so many fond memories of Sushmaji that they can be compiled into a book’

Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal reminisces her 16 glorious years with Sushma Swaraj.

POLITICS

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A woman who smashed political patriarchy: Sushma Swaraj blazed through politics with humour, empathy and loyalty

‘A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else,’ goes a famous adage. Well, Sushma Swaraj, by all means, was the stronger one.

POLITICS

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Sushma Swaraj was my teacher in politics, though she never knew it!

Breaking gender bars, Sushma Swaraj became an inspiration across party lines. I followed her public speaking when I became a spokesperson myself, and I learnt so much from her.

POLITICS

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Sushma Jacket and Sari: Sushma Swaraj turned the everyday sari into a working woman's smart, structured attire

She was also the only woman politician to break a male hold over the jacket, Nehru or Modi, depending on your politics, and make it entirely her own.

POLITICS

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Sushma Swaraj did not keep the promise made to me

I met her last at her home on June 13 after the formation of the new government. This is how she spent her last days.

POLITICS

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All About India: What Sushma Swaraj’s last tweet and phone call with Harish Salve tell us about her

Sushma Swaraj was an extraordinary orator, a seasoned politician and a staunch ideologue. She was also a nationalist, till the very last.

POLITICS

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Yes, Minister: Arun Jaitley, the man who powered Force Modi

Arun Jaitley has been a key political support for Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. Although poor health made him step out of govt formation, speculation is rife over the informal role he could play.

POLITICS

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Yes, Minister: The NDA has a true asset in Sushma Swaraj, external affairs minister. If it returns, it must retain her

As multiple explosions rocked Sri Lanka, Sushma Swaraj offered help, information and reassurance to Indian citizens. This is only one instance of Sushma rising to the occasion and coming to the aid of fellow Indians.

POLITICS

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How Sushma Swaraj quoted the Quran and Mahatma Gandhi to convey India’s message to the OIC

Swaraj has carried to the world New Delhi’s message of peace, with a firm warning that a violation of India’s borders will not be tolerated. In delivering a tough message with grace, the minister has impressed again

POLITICS

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Why 2018 has been a good year for India's relationship with the Middle East

As the West remains consumed with its internal problems, the Gulf states are looking for new partners and India’s pro-active engagement has given New Delhi a new profile.