External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has announced that she will not contest the elections. Speaking at a press conference, Swaraj said that her party, the BJP, decides who gets to contest and who doesn't, but that she had made up her mind to not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. She is a Member of Parliament from Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh. Here's what we know. Swaraj's announcement came at Indore, and reportedly, she has cited health reasons behind her decision to not contest. The minister has also notified the BJP of her decision, although it is not known as of now what the BJP has said. In May 2014, Swaraj had replaced Congress' Salman Khurshid as the Minister of External Affairs, under the newly-formed NDA government.