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.Updated: Mar 31, 2017 16:56 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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).”
@SushmaSwaraj— Jyoti S Pande (@jyotiranapande) March 30, 2017
Please help me for my visa
Mere ko suicide krna parega kya.apni baat aap taak paguchane ko
And then, Swaraj asked Jyoti not to give up.
Aap haar mat maniye. Mujhe apni samasya batayiye. https://t.co/n37DAroU7z— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 30, 2017
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).”
Brother I cannot help you in matters of a Refrigerator. I am very busy with human beings in distress. https://t.co/cpC5cWBPcz— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 13, 2016
First Published: Mar 31, 2017 16:54 IST