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External Affiars minister Sushma Swaraj not to contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Last Modified Tuesday, 20 November 2018 (15:44 IST)
New Delhi: In a major development, on Tuesday announced that she will not contest the 2019 parliamentary elections.
''Generally, it is decided by the party but I have made up my mind not to contest Lok Sabha polls,'' Ms Swaraj told a press conference in Indore in presence of other party colleagues in the poll-bound state.
Ms Swaraj is representing Vidisha Parliamentary seat from 2009.A veteran parliamentarian known for her oratorial skills, 64-year-old leader was also Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha between 2009 and 2014 and was once known for being the 'blue-eyed girl' of BJP patriarch L K Advani.
She also held the post the post of Delhi Chief Minister in 1998  and has also handled important portfolios including Health and Information and Broadcasting under Atal  Bihari Vajpayee.(UNI )
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