Sushma-Swaraj love story | A story of RSS ideologist and a socialist believer


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Sushma Swaraj enjoyed a great companionship with her husband Swaraj Kaushal. Their story began somewhere in the early 1970s. The Swaraj love story started in their college. However, due to active politics couldn’t spend time with the family. Towards the end of 2018, she decided to quit politics to spend more time with her husband.

Her husband, fellow lawyer and friend, Swaraj Kaushal won the Internet when he said “Thank you very much for your decision not to contest any more elections. I remember there came a time when even Milkha Singh stopped running.”

The two met during their college days while studying law. Both were believers of opposite ideologies – Sushma Swaraj had an RSS background while Swaraj Kaushal had a socialist belief system. But both still struck a chord.

The fellow lawyers in Supreme Court then worked together as part of a team of lawyers who contested the case of George Fernandes during the Emergency days of the Indira Gandhi regime.

Courtesy — India Today

The two got married during Emergency on July 13, 1975. Days before her death on August 6, the couple celebrated 44 years of marriage.

Getting married was a difficult affair as the two families raised objections to the match. Sushma Swaraj came from an orthodox family in Ambala. She went on to take her husband’s name as her surname.

The couple had daughter, whom they named Bansuri Swaraj. She also went on to become a lawyer.

The 67-year-old BJP leader and a much loved former external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj passed away after suffering a massive cardiac arrest on Tuesday evening. Newspapers gave her different names and titles, from peoples minister to super mom.

Sushma Swaraj quit active politics and excused herself from contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections owing to her ailing health. She had her kidney transplant in 2016.

In her last public appearance, Sushma Swaraj attended the swearing-in ceremony of the Modi government at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.


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