‘Hum hain na’: Sushma Swaraj tweets as Indian in Riyadh threatens to commit suicide

Sushma Swaraj is known for responding to people seeking her help about their problems which can be taken up by her ministry.

Sushma Swaraj tweets as Indian in Riyadh threatens to commit suicide
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Photo: PTI
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 18 Apr 2019 07:55 PM
NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday assured all help to Indian man in Riyadh who posted on Twitter about committing suicide if he was unable to return to India from Saudi Arabia. The man, identified as Ali, has claimed that he has been seeking help from the Indian Embassy in Riyadh for the last one year to get back to India. He has also threatened to commit suicide.

"Sir ek bat bateyn app log ki meri madat kar sakte ho ki mujhe khud kusi karleni chahye taqreeban 12 maheeno se guhar laga raha hun main embassy se lekin embassy samjha rahi hai mere ko theek agar mujhe India bhejwa sakte ho to maher bani hogi kyun ki mere 4bacche bhi hain sir (sic)," Ali tweeted.

Ali also tweeted that there was some problem in his family in India and that he has been in Saudi Arabia for 21 months without taking any leave.

Responding to the appeal, Swaraj said in tweet on Thursday that she was there to help and the entire embassy will lend a helping hand.

"Khud kusi' ki baat nahin sochte. Hum hain na. Hamari Embassy aapki poori madad karegi," she wrote on the micro-blogging site. She also asked for a report on the issue from the Indian Embassy in Riyadh. "@IndianEmbRiyadh - Pls send me a report on this," she added.

However, the post by Ali was later removed from Twitter.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is known for her prompt replies on Twitter and for helping distressed Indians from across the world. She has over 12.5 million Twitter followers, making her one of the most-followed foreign ministers across the world.

She even sometimes responds to those just indulging in light-hearted banter.

Twitter user @kianiistarr had posted early April that she needed help on issuing of visa as her wedding was held up, and the foreign minister had responded that she could help her.

"Oh !............... I can help your Sasuraal Walas with Indian Visa so that they don't have to postpone the wedding any further," Swaraj had tweeted.

A US daily, Washington Post, had in 2016 labelled Sushma as the ‘Supermom of State’. The daily had said that ever since taking up the job of India’s External Affairs Minister, Swaraj has "carved out an unlikely role for herself as a crusading Supermom of State."

(With inputs from PTI)