Assam CM, finance minister condole Sushma Swaraj's demise
ssam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma have condoled the demise of former external affairs minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, hailing her as "one of India's tallest leaders and an epitome of integrity".
The state Bharatiya Janata Party has cancelled all scheduled programmes for the day as a mark of respect to Swaraj.
The chief minister said Swaraj's legacy would continue to inspire leaders like him.
"Deeply saddened at the untimely demise of Sushma Swaraj ji, former External Affairs Minister & one of India's most beloved & tallest leaders," Sonowal tweeted on Tuesday. "I offer my heartfelt condolences to her family & friends. Her great legacy will continue to inspire us."