Sushma Swaraj has competition for the 'coolest minister on Twitter' prize. The Minister of External Affairs is known to respond to tweets of ordinary citizens who get in touch with her for their problems.
Most politicians usually use Twitter to spread awareness about government initiatives or take jibes at rival parties. Very few have used the platform to connect with citizens.
Joining Sushma Swaraj in this league of extraordinary ministers is KT Rama Rao, Telangana's Minister for Information and Technology.
Here are six occasions when KTR reached out to people and provided relief through Twitter. KTR has been especially responsive to the plight of the poor and the destitute.
On Monday, a person informed the minister about a destitute woman in need of help. In response to the tweet, the minister directed GHMC officials to immediately help her.
This is not for the first time that KTR has helped out women in need.
In September, another elderly destitute woman was rescued by GHMC officials after her condition was reported to the minister.
The lady has been rescued and shifted to a night shelter. Thanks to DC Kapra for immediate response pic.twitter.com/6ueo9Bk5iUâ€” KTR (@KTRTRS) September 21, 2017
When a concerned person informed the minister about an elderly destitute woman who was sleeping on a pavement without any clothes on, KTR directed GHMC officials to rescue her and take her to the night shelter.
Here's another example of KTR going to the rescue of the elderly.
A woman who was braving the rains and took shelter near the Oliphant bridge, Secunderabad, was immediately rescued following the instruction of KTR, who'd come to know about the incident through a tweet.
Excellent Jobhttps://t.co/lc02N9RU7Xâ€” KTR (@KTRTRS) August 31, 2017
A person who identified himself as Gundamalla Mallesh sought monetary relief from the government to save his daughter who is undergoing treatment for lung infection. Taking note of this, the Minister assured him that his office would help.