29 Jun 2019
Sushma Swaraj swiftly vacates government residence, wins netizens' heart
Swaraj (67) displayed swiftness to comply with the government's appeal to former lawmakers to vacate their official residences and won hearts across the internet, as was often the case during her tenure.
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Swaraj tweeted about her exit from official residence on Saturday
On Saturday morning, Swaraj tweeted, "I have moved out of my official residence 8, Safdarjung Lane, New Delhi. Please note that I am not contactable on the earlier address and phone numbers."
How Swaraj became a political rockstar
During her stint as the External Affairs Minister, Swaraj was best known for giving a human face to the ministry.
The BJP veteran took a personal interest in helping out the Indian diaspora in distress, addressing concerns pertaining to the issuance of visa, and passport-related queries.
Swaraj was also loved by the masses for her witty and humorous replies on Twitter.
You will continue to reside in our hearts: Anupam Kher
As Swaraj announced her exit from the official residence, she was lauded on Twitter.
Actor Anupam Kher tweeted, "You are one of the most graceful & dignified leaders of modern India."
He added, "A persona like you, may move out of the official residence but you will continue to reside in our hearts for years."
Other Twitter users also chimed in to praise Swaraj.
Many expressed how they missed Swaraj's absence from the Cabinet
You’re missed, ma’am!— Namrata Wakhloo (@NamrataWakhloo) June 29, 2019
'Your ethics, probity a role model for us all'
Your ethics probity in public life is role model for all of us , Sushma Ma’am !— Lali (@LaliGanguli) June 29, 2019
Others praised her for standing apart from her contemporaries
We will miss your charismatic presence in the Government. Best of health and luck to the most dynamic woman politician of the country.— Arvind Mahajan (@mahajanarvind17) June 29, 2019
Bill to facilitate speedy eviction of unauthorized occupants cleared
To recall, last month, the Centre had asked all former lawmakers to vacate their official residences to accommodate 267 first-term MPs.
Recently, the Cabinet cleared The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019, to facilitate speedy eviction of unauthorized occupants.
The bill, which will be introduced in the current Parliament session, will impose a Rs. 10L fine for overstaying beyond five months.
Ex-UP CM Akhilesh Yadav overstayed at official residence for years
In the past, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has been known to overstay his welcome at the official bungalow in Lucknow for two years. Additionally, another ex-UP CM, BSP supremo Mayawati converted her official residence into a BSP founder Kanshi Ram memorial.
- External Affairs Minister
- Minister Of External Affairs
- Ministry Of External Affairs
- Modi Government
- Narendra Modi
- S Jaishankar
- Sushma Swaraj
- Actor Anupam Kher
- Akhilesh Yadav
- Amendment Bill
- Anupam Kher
- Ex-UP CM Akhilesh Yadav
- External Affairs Sushma Swaraj
- Foreign Secretary
- Kanshi Ram
- Lok Sabha
- New Delhi
- Public Premises
- Safdarjung Lane
- Unauthorized Occupants
- Uttar Pradesh
- Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav