HD Deve Gowda, other Karnataka leaders express grief over Sushma Swaraj's demise
Cutting across party lines, leaders from Karnataka condoled the death of former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Tuesday night.
Former prime minister and Janata Dal Secular leader H D Deve Gowda expressed sorrow by saying, "I am deeply saddened by the sad demise of former Union minister, ex-CM of Delhi Sushma Swaraj Ji.
In a tweet, Deve Gowda said, I am deeply saddened by the sad demise of former Union minister, ex-CM of Delhi Sushma Swaraj Ji. Her death is a loss for our nation. May God give her family the courage to bear this pain."
Similar reactions came from Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP state president B S Yediyurappa.
In a tweet, Yediyurappa said, "Nation mourns today the loss of one of the strongest leaders and finest spokespersons India has seen. Her work as the MEA has been impeccable and as a politician, she inspired many women to enter politics. May her soul rest in peace. Om Shanti.
Others leaders of the state also condoled the death of BJP stalwart Sushma Swaraj.
Former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy in a tweet, said, "I'm shocked to learn about the sudden demise of Former Chief Minister of Delhi, Former Union Minister Sushma Swaraj Ji. May her soul rest in peace. My condolence to her family and loved ones."