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. Also Read - Sushma Swaraj's Statue to be Installed in Vidisha: MP CM on Former EAM's Birth Anniversary
“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. Also Read - Remembering Sushma Swaraj: PM Modi Pays Tribute to Forgone Leader Who Was 'India's Voice at World Stage'
Following Swaraj’s decision, her followers on micro-blogging site Twitter congratulated her for setting an example for other politicians. Also Read - 'Abrogation of Article 370 India's Internal Matter, Other Nations Have no Business,' Says Venkaiah Naidu
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.