Once again, the minister herself responded to the tweet.

Sushma Swaraj does us proud again keeps embassy open on holiday to help a bereaved man
news MEA Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 11:31

In yet another proactive response to a person in need, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj personally intervened to help a young man reach India for an emergency, after she was asked for help on Twitter.

A woman in Haryana tweeted that her son, a US citizen, urgently needed to return to the country to conduct his father’s last rites. However, he was being forced to wait as the Indian embassy was shut for Vijaya Dashami and Moharram holidays.


While the original tweet did not specifically direct the request towards Swaraj, some of the Twitter users who retweeted the message, tagged Swaraj, who promptly responded with the promise of prompt action.


This is not the first instance when Indians and persons of Indian origin have turned to Sushma Swaraj for help in resolving immigration and other issues. Since her appointment as the MEA, Swaraj has earned herself the reputation of being very accessible to the public via Twitter and helping to resolve a number of issues promptly.

(This story was first reported by The Better India.)


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