Sushma Swaraj vacates official residence, Twitterati praise move

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Sushma Swaraj had opted out of fighting the Lok Sabha elections due to health reasons .

Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has vacated her official residence located at 8, Safdarjung Lane.

“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,” she tweeted.

Swaraj, who has long been BJPs 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.

Notably, Akhilesh Yadav, former UP CM had requested two years time to vacate the government bungalow he occupied during his tenure in Lucknow.

Mayawati had converted her government residence into a memorial for her mentor and BSP founder Kanshi Ram.

In a league of such politicians, Sushma Swaraj’s move comes a surprise, and Twitter is all impressed.


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

(With inputs from agencies.)