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A day after it became evident that Sushma Swaraj will not be serving Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new government, hundreds of people wished and thanked once External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Twitter.
The 67-year-old leaves a legacy of an easily-accessible Foreign Minister who helped the Indians abroad in distress with her quick response on Twitter to requests for help. Even banal or joking requests drew a response from Sushma Swaraj.
Swaraj was seated in the audience as PM Modi and 57 ministers were sworn in at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday evening.
Taking to Twitter over an hour after the swearing-in ceremony ended, Swaraj prayed that the new government, in its second term, functions with glory.
"Prime Minister ji - as External Affairs Minister, you have given me opportunity in the last five years to serve the countrymen and Indians abroad and accorded me a lot of respect at personal level. I am grateful to you. I pray to God that our government functions gloriously," she said in a tweet in Hindi.
प्रधान मंत्री जी - आपने 5 वर्षों तक मुझे विदेश मंत्री के तौर पर देशवासियों और प्रवासी भारतीयों की सेवा करने का मौका दिया और पूरे कार्यकाल में व्यक्तिगत तौर पर भी बहुत सम्मान दिया. मैं आपके प्रति बहुत आभारी हूँ. हमारी सरकार बहुत यशस्विता से चले, प्रभु से मेरी यही प्रार्थना है.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 30, 2019
Jammu and Kashmir politician Omar Abdullah tweeted, "It's a pity to not see people like @arunjaitley & @SushmaSwaraj among the ministers today. I wish them both well as they deal with the health issues that have kept them out of union cabinet."
Priyanka Chaturvedi, who switched from the Congress to the Shiv Sena, a Bharatiya Janata Party ally, shared a warm note: "The country will miss you in the cabinet. You brought in emotions and values to a ministry which always seemed so clinical!" Chaturvedi tweeted.
The country will miss you in the cabinet . You brought in emotions and values to a ministry which always seemed so clinical!— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) May 30, 2019
Here are some of the reactions
Look whats trending...— Manthan Shah (@ShahManthan89) May 30, 2019
A person who is not even in cabinet these time.
India is surely gonna miss you mam @SushmaSwaraj you were one of the best foreign minister India has ever witnessed, it would be too tough for the new person to follow your legacy..#ModiReturns #sushmaswaraj pic.twitter.com/7Pxcavzw9y
We will miss u @SushmaSwaraj ji in parliament ....— Akramul Islam (@Akramul970643) May 31, 2019
U were one of strongest voice in the parliament and one of impectful MP ...
along With 130cr Indians I thank you for all of ur contribution ...
We wish ur healthy life and God bless you mam#SushmaSwaraj@narendramodi pic.twitter.com/8JRIpSxGB9
By Sowmya Sangam