Celebrating Sushma Swaraj's Twitter chronicles

Aishwaria Sonavane
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The article explores how External Affairs Minister of India explores the power of Twitter for helping and rescuing stranded Indians across the world.

The External Affairs Minister of India with her utmost Twitter sass and sagacity has not only earned the title of being the most followed female leader on the micro-blogging site but also is reigning the portal for genuinely widening the scope of her reach. Sushma Swaraj, the throne bearer possesses currently 6.28M followers and overtime has earned gratitude multiple times by Twitteratis for being one tweet away, literally.

Indian citizen lost her passport

Agratha Dinakaran upon losing her passport sent out a tweet when she was stuck in Berlin, Swaraj yet again came to the rescue immediately.

Indians trapped in Iraq

Back in February last year, Swaraj managed to rescue 168 Indians trapped in Iraq by taking action on a video shared with her via Twitter.

Pranshu Singhal’s brother stuck in Doha airport

In March Pranshu Singhal tweeted out his concern about his brother stuck in Doha Airport for two days, thankful to our considerate Minister who heard the plea and acted upon it to bring him back home.

Tweet for safe evacuation

Sabah Shawesh a Yemeni woman married to an Indian posted a photo of her 8 month old baby asking for safe evacuation and her request did not go unheard.

Suzanne Lugano’s sister missing in Rishikesh

Swaraj yet again won Twitter when she helped Suzanne Lugano who is originally from Dutch by safely finding her missing sister in Rishikesh.

Twitterati’s sister rescued from in UAE

Dev Tamboli expressed his apprehension about his sister all the way in UAE and to his relief, his sister was rescued and taken to a shelter home.

Indian woman under house arrest in South Africa

Gopal Keshri tweeted out to Swaraj about an Indian woman who was kept under house arrest in South Africa, she looked into the matter and managed to bring the woman back home safely

Brother of late Captain Tushar Mahajan could pay last respect to his brother.

It was a heart-wrenching moment when because of Swaraj’s rapid response Captain Nikhil Mahajan brother of late Captain Tushar Mahajan could pay last respects to his brother by reaching India from Washington

Operation Raahat

Twitter couldn’t stop celebrating her when she carried out the rescue operations in Raahat in a very short span where 1,947 foreign nationals and 4,741 Indians were safely rescued by air and sea routes through Yemen.

Bali hospital refused to take insurance guarantee from India

Meera Sharma directly inclined towards Twitter to seek help from the Minister for her mother who met with an accident in Bali and as you might remember Swaraj instantly got in touch with the Ambassador and Consul General to look into the matter.

Swaraj came in to save a honeymoon trip

A couple faced a glitch in their honeymoon when Faizan Patel’s wife lost her passport just two days before their trip to Italy, she swooped in to save their trip by arranging a duplicate passport.

Evacution of three Pakistanis

She yet again added one more to her list when her ministry aided to evacuate three Pakistani nationals from Hodeida, proving that humanity is above all politics.

Safety of Pakistani girls

Despite the mounting tensions with the neighbors, post the surgical strike in POK, the minister ensured the safe return of Pakistani girls leaving a warm tweet for her gesture. It was indeed an aww moment.

Visa for funeral

Very recently Swaraj went ahead and directed the Indian Embassy in Washington to instantly provide a visa to an Indian who had to come home to perform the last rites of his father and despite the embassy being shut on the occasion of Vijaya Dashmi and Moharram she helped the family in their hour of despair.

We’re all spectators of the External Affairs Minister’s Twitter deeds not once but on multiple occasions when she went out of her way to lend a hand to people in despair away from their home country.

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