07/08/2019 9:03 AM IST

Sushma Swaraj To Be Cremated With State Honours, Delhi Govt Declares 2-Day Mourning

Swaraj’s mortal remains will be kept at the BJP headquarters for party workers and leaders to pay tributes.

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The Delhi government on Wednesday declared a two-day mourning in the national capital as a mark of respect for senior BJP leader and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who passed away on Tuesday.

Swaraj passed away at AIIMS, Delhi after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 67.

Her mortal remains were taken to her Delhi residence.

Swaraj’s mortal remains will be kept from 12pm-3pm at the BJP headquarters on Wednesday for party workers and leaders to pay tributes, BJP working president JP Nadda said.

Her last rites will be performed at the Lodhi crematorium, he said.

Read: Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Other Political Leaders Pay Tribute To Sushma Swaraj

 Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said:

Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal condoled her death, saying the country has lost a great leader.

“India has lost a great leader. Sushma ji was a very warm and remarkable person. May her soul rest in peace,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP chief Mayawati, former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy, TMC leader Derek O’Brien were among the several VIPs who arrived in Delhi early this morning and paid their respects.