Delhi announces state mourning for its 1st woman CM

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday declared a two-day state mourning on the demise of the city’s first woman Chief Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Announcing the same, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: “Sushmaji was former CM of Delhi. Delhi will pay its respects by observing state mourning for two days.”

Kejriwal also said India has lost a great leader and Swaraj was “a very warm and remarkable person”.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also said the government will observe two day state mourning as a mark of respect in her memory. Sushma Swaraj passed away late on Tuesday night.

Haryana Government will also observe a 2-day State mourning in honour of Sushma Swaraj.

Sushma Swaraj was the first woman Chief Minister of Delhi. She held the post in 1998 for a short period of 52 days, from October 13, 1998 to December 3, 1998.