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A woman in distress posted she would have to commit suicide. Here’s Sushma Swaraj’s reply

The external affairs minister responded promptly and enquired about a user’s problem on Twitter after the woman asked if she will have to commit suicide to get it touch with Sushma Swaraj.

india Updated: Mar 31, 2017 16:56 IST
HT Correspondent
Sushma Swaraj attends the budget session of Parliament in New Delhi.
Sushma Swaraj attends the budget session of Parliament in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

It’s Sushma Swaraj to the rescue. Again !

Swaraj has responded promptly and enquired about a user’s problem on Twitter after a woman asked if she will have to commit suicide to get in touch with the external affairs minister.

The user, @Jyotiranapande, posted a desperate tweet, asking Swaraj for help in acquiring a visa.

Jyoti said: “Please help me for my visa. Mere ko suicide krna parega kya. apni baat aap taak paguchane ko (Do I have to commit suicide to get my problem across to you).”

And then, Swaraj asked Jyoti not to give up.

Jyoti -- who lives in Rajasthan, according to her Twitter profile -- had repeatedly tweeted to the external affairs minister last month, saying she needs a tourist visa to visit her husband after her father-in-law’s death.

She claimed she does not have a marriage certificate to visit her husband, who is a citizen of New Zealand.

Swaraj actively uses the micro-blogging website to respond to people in distress and provide updates on rescue missions for Indians abroad.

Earlier on Friday, Swaraj announced the release of two Indian engineers who were allegedly abducted in South Sudan. The BJP leader had also posted updates ensuring an impartial probe on attacks against Nigerians in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida this week.

But all of minister’s tweets aren’t all about work. Last year, Swaraj tweeted a hilarious reply to a man who complained that he had been sold a “defective refrigerator” and the company wasn’t ready to replace it.

That time, she posted: “Brother I cannot help you in matters of a Refrigerator. I am very busy with human beings in distress (sic).”