Sushma Swaraj is a badass, lest we forget

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Sushma Swaraj

For the first time in the history of Indian governance, we have a cabinet minister whose tweets are rescuing literally anybody who needs rescuing! Time and again Shrimati Sushma Swaraj has proven that she is the kind of boss who can get things moving anywhere in the world using just 140 characters. Now isn’t that impressive? Which other External Affairs Minister can assert such sass?

Here are six (too many to list all) incidents that prove that Sushma Swaraj is someone you must follow on Twitter. Obviously, because an External Affairs Minister in need is an External Affairs Minister indeed!

Thug life no.1 – Reaching out to a young Russian tourist begging in Kancheepuram

A 24-year-old Russian tourist visited South India to explore the beautiful temples but ended up begging outside a temple in Kancheepuram. Evangelin was struggling due to the language barrier and a cash crush. To add to his woes, he ended up locking his ATM pin. With some help from local police officials, he reached Chennai. Sushmaji very graciously promised to send her Chennai officials to help Evangelin out.

Thug life no. 2 – Helping Uzma escape a hell hole

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Sushmaji consoling Uzma

Uzma, an Indian citizen, fell in love with a Pakistani man. She travelled to Pakistan to meet his family only to find out that he had four children from a previous marriage. Trapped in a hostile country, married at gunpoint and sexually assaulted, this nightmare couldn’t get worse. Thankfully, Uzma managed to reach the Indian High Commission, who ensured she reached India safely.

Thug life no. 3 – Rescuing 168 Indian hostages from Iraq

She literally made the rescue of 168 Indians from Iraq look like a cakewalk. Thanks to her constant follow-ups, updates and a keenness to share rescue efforts with the world, families of the hostages were at peace. It isn’t a surprise that her efforts got international attention and admiration.

Thug life no. 4 – Turning into a Masiha for Pakistani citizens in need for medical visas

Sushma Swarajji has made every effort possible to help those who need to visit India so that they could get life-saving surgeries done. Individuals of all age groups were helped, from tiny tots to older people from neighbouring countries.

Thug life no. 5 – Rescuing close to 2000 foreign nationals from Yemen

During the Yemen crisis, India rescued approximately 2000 citizens from as many as 48 countries!! According to Huffington Post, India assisted nationals of Pakistan, the US, the UK, Australia, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Canada, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Maldives, Morocco, Myanmar, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Somalia, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, the UAE, Uganda, Ukraine and Yemen.

Thug life no.6 – Teaching the Indian media how it’s done

Indian Media is known for sensationalizing even the banalest of news items. One of the prominent news show anchors was sent a curt message using wit and sass, courtesy Sushmaji.

 

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