The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu delivers the first Sushma Swaraj memorial lecture organised by Panjab University:
- As we gather today to remember and pay homage to late Smt. Sushma Swaraj, I am still unable to come to terms with the fact that it has been a year since she left for heavenly abode. She was my dear sister, who used to visit our house on every Raksha Bandhan to tie Rakhi to me.
- The fact that she was elected to the Lok Sabha on seven occasions and to the Assembly thrice shows how immensely popular she was with the people.
- She was a passionate nationalist and always expressed her views in a forthright manner. The effective manner in which she described Bharatiyata during a debate in Lok Sabha in 1996 is still fresh in my memory.