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I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime, said Sushma Swaraj in final tweet

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WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 07, 2019, 08.21 AM (IST) Edited By: Puniti Pandey

Just hours before her death, former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in her final tweet congratulated and thanked PM Modi for the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

The veteran BJP leader, who passed at AIIMS in Delhi on Tuesday night following a heart attack had tweeted in both in English and Hindi saying she had been long waiting to "see this day".

"Pradhan Mantri ji - aapka hardik abhinandan, main aapne jeevan mein is din ko dekhne ki prateeksha kar rahi thi

"Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime," she posted on Tuesday evening

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A day before, on August 5, Swaraj had congratulated Amit Shah for the passage of the Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganisation) Bill, 2019 which was passed in the Upper House of the Parliament on Monday. 

Her tweet said, "I congratulate the Home Minister Shri @AmitShah ji for his outstanding performance in Rajya Sabha."

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The former external affairs minister had said that the abrogation of the special provision is a true tribute to BJP ideologue Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, who died fighting for "one nation, one flag".

"Many greetings to all the MPs of Rajya Sabha who helped pass the resolution ending Article 370 today and paid a true tribute to the sacrifice of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and fulfilled his dream of a united India," Swaraj had tweeted.

Sushma Swaraj was rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) late on Tuesday evening after her health deteriorated. A team of doctors tried to revive her for 70 to 80 minutes but failed in their attempt. Swaraj was declared dead at 10:50 pm on Tuesday.

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The veteran BJP leader, who passed at AIIMS in Delhi on Tuesday night following a heart attack had tweeted in both in English and Hindi saying she had been long waiting to 'see this day'