Stopped at airport, Sushma tweets ire

Written by Political Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 25 2011, 08:02am hrs
Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj has never tweeted so vigorously as she did on Monday ever since she joined the micro-blogging site in November last year.

Detained at the Jammu airport along with Arun Jaitley and Anant Kumar, she posted some 20 tweets giving a blow-by-blow account as the drama unfolded. We have landed in Jammu. It appears they have locked the Terminal gates. Not being allowed to go out, the Leader of the Opposition declared on Twitter at 3.15 pm. From then on, she relayed minute-by-minute information they were told that they wont be allowed to leave the airport.

They have served us an Order under S 144 CrPC. They want us to fly back. Initially they were not allowing us to deplane. Now we have come out. We are sitting at the tarmac, she tweeted. The strategy was decided. Swaraj, Jaitley and Kumar would not return on their own. They are asking us to go back in the plane. We have refused, Swaraj tweeted.