Sushma Swaraj Vacates Govt House, Twitter Says Such Grace And Dignity Rare in Politics

In November last year, Swaraj had announced that she would not contest the 2019 general elections.

Updated: June 29, 2019 3:53 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Surabhi Shaurya

Sushma Swaraj Vacates Govt House, Twitter Says Such Grace And Dignity Rare in Politics
EAM Sushma Swaraj (File image)

New Delhi: Within a month of the swearing-in of the new government, former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has vacated her official residence located at 8, Safdarjung Lane.

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“I have moved out of my official residence 8, Safdarjung Lane, New Delhi. Please note that I am not contactable on the earlier address and phone numbers,” Swaraj tweeted.

Following Swaraj’s decision, her followers on micro-blogging site Twitter congratulated her for setting an example for other politicians.

Swaraj, who has long been BJP’s most prominent woman face, did not contest the recent Lok Sabha elections in which the Bharatiya Janata Party won 303 seats.

In November last year, she had announced that she would not contest the 2019 general elections.

As per the rules, formers MPs have to vacate their respective bungalows within one month of dissolution of the previous Lok Sabha.

President Ram Nath Kovind had on May 25 dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha with immediate effect on the recommendation of the Union cabinet.

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Published Date: June 29, 2019 3:41 PM IST

Updated Date: June 29, 2019 3:53 PM IST