Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal (File/Photo)
Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal (File/Photo)

Haryana govt to observe 2-day state mourning for Sushma Swaraj

ANI | Updated: Aug 07, 2019 12:53 IST

Haryana [India], Aug 7 (ANI): Haryana Government on Wednesday announced a two-day state mourning in honour of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who passed away due to cardiac arrest, late night on Tuesday.

CMO Haryana in a tweet said “Haryana Government will observe a two-day state mourning in honour of senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Late Smt. Sushma Swaraj.”

"Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will pay homage to the senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Late Smt. Sushma Swaraj at New Delhi today”, said the CMO of Haryana in a tweet.

The Haryana Chief Minister also passed an order that the flags on all government buildings in the state will be flown at half-mast for next two days to mourn the death of Sushma Swaraj. Besides, no celebration will be allowed for the next two days in the government-owned buildings of Haryana.

This comes after the Delhi government announced a two-day state mourning as a mark of respect in the memory of the former EAM.

Swaraj was appointed the foreign minister in the first term of Modi government in 2014. She opted out of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections citing health reasons. (ANI)

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