Bhubaneswar: Former External Affairs Minister & senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj denies reports of her being appointed as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, tweets “The news about my appointment as Governor of Andhra Pradesh is not true.”
Sushma Swaraj is born in 14 February 1953. Swaraj was serving as the Minister of External Affairs of India from 26 May 2014 to 30 May 2019; she was the second woman to hold the office, after Indira Gandhi. She has been elected seven times as a Member of Parliament and three times as a Member of the Legislative Assembly. At the age of 25 in 1977, she became the youngest cabinet minister of Indian state of Haryana. She also served as 5th Chief Minister of Delhi from 13 October 1998 to 3 December 1998.
In the 2014 Indian general election, she won the Vidisha constituency in Madhya Pradesh for a second term, retaining her seat by a margin of over 400,000 votes. She became the Minister of External Affairs in the union cabinet on 26 May 2014. Swaraj was called India’s ‘best-loved politician’ by the US daily Wall Street Journal.Sushma Swaraj decided not to contest the 2019 Indian general election due to health reasons as she was recovering a kidney transplant and “save herself from dust and stay safe from infection” and hence did not join the Modi Ministry in 2019.