Arun Jaitley-Sushma Swaraj: The brain-and-heart combo of BJP


Radhika Dhawad | Aug 24, 2019 13:43

Two of BJP’s most beloved leaders Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj passed away within a span of 18 days in August this year.
Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj

Two of BJP’s most beloved leaders Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj passed away within a span of 18 days. Jaitley passed away on Saturday morning (August 24) this year while Sushma breathed her last on August 6 the same year.

Both Jaitley and Swaraj were said to a combination of brain and heart of the BJP. Jaitley’s fine and suave, yet strong comments against the Congress made him one of the most attacked leaders while sitting on the treasury benches.

Swaraj on the other hand was a fearless orator who got away with her fierce comments on Congress president Sonia Gandhi when she threatened to shave her head and live like a widow if Gandhi became the prime minister in 2004. Despite her sharp attacks, Swaraj was the ‘best PM candidate’ according to the Congress.

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Two leaders with completely different personalities, Jaitley and Swaraj were both lawyer turned politicians who had their own ideologies and identities even in a party of hardliners.

 While Jaitley won Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trust with his unparalleled trouble-shooting ability, Swaraj was the favourite politico on social media who won hearts of millions!

RIP