External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has come under fire from opposition parties for her alleged involvement in Lalit Modi obtaining British travel papers.
However, Twitterati has come out in support of Swaraj with the hastag #IStandWithSushmaSwaraj trending on top.
So Arnab wants Sushma sackd for recomdng visa to LalitModi but not ask sackng of SP Minsier who burnt fellow journo! #IStandWithSushmaSwaraj
— Avinash (@avinashbhat01) June 15, 2015
— The Kernel (@thekernelspeaks) June 14, 2015
These presstitutes did not cover the outstanding work done in Yemen and Iraq but promptly taken up issue of SS #IStandWithSushmaSwaraj
— V K SHARMA (@VictoryForNamo) June 14, 2015
Dalals at it again. Looting millions is not a problem for them, helping someone get a visa when wife has cancer is. #IStandWithSushmaSwaraj
— Sankrant Sanu सानु (@sankrant) June 14, 2015
— Kiron Vasudev (@KironVasudev) June 14, 2015
The controversy aside, Sushma Swaraj has proven to be one minister who is always available to address people’s concerns. Under her, the MEA has helped scores of people find their loved ones stuck in other countries and such other matters.
Here are ten instances from many in which the MEA helped common people who approached on Twitter.
1. When she responded to a woman who was searching for her husband stuck in Africa.
Please give me some details regarding your problem. @binababjara
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 13, 2015
2. When a guy asked for passport renewals at district passport collection centre Leh, Ladakh, and got a reply.
3. When Atul, who works at Najran, was facing a passport issue, Swaraj came to his rescue.
If your employer does not return your Passport, pl contact Indian Embassy. They will give you travel documents @atulnayak17
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 13, 2015
4. And helped another Indian man who was stuck in UAE.
5. When Neha’s mother lost her passport and got stuck at Istanbul airport with her husband:
@SushmaSwaraj parents wr travelin from Rome 2 india via Istanbul Fri29May. Mom’s pasport lost in transit n parents stuck at Istanbul airport
— Neha Parikh (@nepratik) May 30, 2015
Prompt action was taken by MEA and Sushma Swaraj tweeted to Neha:
Indian Embassy in Turkey has given Emergency travel documents to your parents and they are flying back tonight.@nepratik
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 30, 2015
6. When Meera faced financial problems at a Bali hospital during her mother’s treatment…
# Bali Hospitals refuse to accept payment guarantee from Indian Insurance companies — Meera Sharma (@meera_sh) May 28, 2015
…Swaraj assured all help.
I am in touch with our Ambassador and Consul General in Bali reg your mother’s treatment. They will provide you all help. @meera_sh
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 29, 2015
7. When a lady lost her husband on a flight to Germany.
8. When Sabah, with her child, was stuck in Sana’a.
No need for thanks @SabahShawesh. It is our duty towards our country and countrymen. God bless your child – our young citizen.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) April 6, 2015
9. During Nepal earthquake:
…and the result was.
@SushmaSwaraj – he has been located. Many thanks.
— Suparna Singh (@Suparna_Singh) April 25, 2015
10. Sushma Swaraj tweets after the Sydney hostage crisis:
The hostage crisis in Sydney is over. Vishwakant Ankit Reddy is safe. He is undergoing some medical check ups and will be back home safe. — Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) December 15, 2014
Probably this is why #IStandWithSushmaSwaraj is trending.