Soon after Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj announced that she won’t contest the 2019 elections, former Mizoram Governor Swaraj Kaushal tweeted a reassuring note to his spouse.
“Madam – Thank you very much for your decision not to contest any more elections. I remember there came a time when even Milkha Singh stopped running,” he said admiringly in a series of tweets to his wife, tracing her long career in electoral politics.
Minutes earlier, Swaraj had cited her health while announcing her decision to not contest next year’s Lok Sabha elections. She represents Madhya Pradesh’s Vidisha in Parliament. Swaraj told reporters that she had informed the party about her decision. Sushma has been suffering from diabetes and had undergone a kidney transplant in December 2016.
Swaraj Kaushal went on to refer to her political career spanning four decades.