External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday blocked a Twitter user after a girl questioned her job and the promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying they will get the ‘Ache Din’ and after that questioning her role in the transfer of a passport department official for allegedly humiliating an inter-faith couple in Lucknow.
The girl tweeted:
“Yeh good governance dene aaye the. Yeh lo bhai, achhe din aa gaye hain. @SushmaSwaraj ji, I was once a fan and fought against those who abused you, ab aap please, mujhe bhi block kar ke, inaam dijiye. Intezaar rahegaa (sic),” Mahajan had tweeted.
Yeh good governance dene aaye the. Yeh lo bhai, achhe din aa gaye hain. @SushmaSwaraj ji, I was once a fan and fought against those who abused you, ab aap please, mujhe bhi block kar ke, inaam dijiye. Intezaar rahegaa. https://t.co/a2AlYczY5j
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) July 2, 2018
To which Sushma Swaraj replied:
“Intezaar kyon? Lijiye block kr diya (Why wait? Here, you are blocked),” Swaraj tweeted in response to Sonam Mahajan, who tweets from the handle AsYouNotWish.
Intezaar kyon ? Lijiye block kr diya. https://t.co/DyFy3BSZsM
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 3, 2018
The minister has been a target of the trollers since she has helped Tanvi Seth, wife of Mohammad Anas Siddiqui, get her passport after an officer allegedly harassed her for not changing her name to a Muslim one after her marriage.
“In a democracy difference of opinion is but natural. Pls do criticise but not in foul language. Criticism indecent language is always more effective,” Swaraj said on Twitter on Sunday. She had re-tweeted some of the offensive tweets directed at her following the row.