Sushma Swaraj leaves behind her legacy of a Twitter helpline for India's Foreign Ministry

Sushma Swaraj during the NDA parliamentary board meeting at Parliament House, in New Delhi.Photo/Manvender Vashist) (
  • Veteran BJP leader and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night in New Delhi.
  • Sushma Swaraj was truly a people's politician who assured to help people even "if they were stuck on Mars".
  • In fact, the current external affairs minister S Jaishankar has adopted Swaraj-style Twitter helpline.
Veteran BJP leader and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night in New Delhi, following a cardiac arrest. Sushma Swaraj was truly a people's politician who assured to help people even "if they were stuck on Mars".


She left behind a great legacy of using Twitter as a helpline. In fact, the current external affairs minister S Jaishankar has adopted Swaraj-style Twitter helpline.

In fact, her last words to the world were in the form of a Tweet, which was ironically prophetic.

Hours before she passed away, Swaraj had tweeted congratulations to the Prime Minister for the decision to scrap Article 370 on Kashmir.

“I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime,” she said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that a "glorious period in Indian politics" had ended and recalled her efforts as External Affairs Minister in his first government in helping any Indians abroad in any trouble.

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​Stuck on Mars

​Stuck on Mars

Swaraj has always been famous for her quirky and witty replies. And so was the case when a man asked her to help because he "was stuck on Mars". Swaraj promptly replied, saying, "Indian Embassy there, will help you."

​Evacuation of 3 Pak National

​Evacuation of 3 Pak National

In 2015, the Indian Army launched a massive mission "Operation Rahat" to evacuate as many as 4,000 Indians from Yemen. During that time, Swaraj announced the Army had also rescued three Pakistanis.

Credits: IANS

Indian Embassy at your service

Indian Embassy at your service

Swaraj also helped a group of Indian students of the University of Illinois, who lost their passports in a fire accident.

In 2018, she helped a woman who lost her passport on a trip to Mexico.

‘Media - Pl avoid the headline’: Sushma skips Oath Ceremony

‘Media - Pl avoid the headline’: Sushma skips Oath Ceremony

Sushma Swaraj once advised the Indian media to avoid the headline "Susha skips oath ceremony" as she wasn't able to attend the swearing-in ceremony of 19 council ministers at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on 5 July 2016.

We will definitely help: Swaraj tells a teenage girl

We will definitely help: Swaraj tells a teenage girl

In another incident, She assured to help a 14-year-old girl -- who was selected to represent India for a global conference -- with her passport issues.

Credits: IANS

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