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Sushma Swaraj

topics Updated: May 25, 2016 10:25 IST

Sushma Swaraj, an advocate by profession, is India’s external affairs minister in the Narendra Modi-led NDA government. During the tenure of Atal Behari Vajpayee, Swaraj served as the minister for information & broadcasting and minister of health & family welfare and parliamentary affairs.

In June, 2015, Swaraj was at the centre of a political storm after acknowledging that she helped controversial former IPL chief Lalit Modi procure British travel documents on “humanitarian grounds”, prompting calls for her resignation from opposition parties.