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  1. Here is why Ajay Maken thanked Railway minister Suresh Prabhu

Here is why Ajay Maken thanked Railway minister Suresh Prabhu

Ajay Maken was seen praising Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu! Don't believe us? We'll tell you what happened.

By: | Updated: August 25, 2016 3:45 PM
 A man named Ayanavo Lahiri with the Twitter handle @AyanavoLahiri was travelling to Mumbai from Delhi. Next to him were two senior citizens who forgot to carry the hard copy of their IDs. A man named Ayanavo Lahiri with the Twitter handle @AyanavoLahiri was travelling to Mumbai from Delhi. Next to him were two senior citizens who forgot to carry the hard copy of their IDs.

Congress and BJP leaders are never on the same page. Be it GST or any other issue, they are often seen criticising each other. But on Tuesday, Ajay Maken was seen praising Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu! Don’t believe us? We’ll tell you what happened. A man named Ayanavo Lahiri with the Twitter handle @AyanavoLahiri was travelling to Mumbai from Delhi. Next to him were two senior citizens who forgot to carry the hard copy of their IDs. The senior citizens were worried as they had come for the funeral of their sister and forgot to carry the identification proof. The next station was Surat and TT was about to come to check the tickets. He tweeted to @RailMinIndia, @Sureshpprabhu if they can intervene and help the old age couple.

This tweet of Lahiri was retweeted by Ajay Maken. Known for prompt replies to the problems of the common man who tag the Railway Ministry for their woes, this time too within 10 minutes, @RailMinIndia tweeted to Ajay Maken that the “issue is being forwarded to concerned official @Drmbct as train reaching at BRC”. Happy with such a quick action, Maken tweeted to @RailMinIndia and @sureshpprabhu that “Thanks-Aprompt action! And good use of Twitter too!Credit to co-passenger @AyanavoLahiri”.

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There have been several similar instances when the Railway Ministry has taken immediate action after being asked for help on Twitter. In another case recently, Mr Bibhuti, who goes by the username @goneinseconds on Twitter, tagged @sureshpprabhu and @RailMinIndia in his tweets seeking help after his six-year-old son fell from the upper berth of their train heading to Vaishno Devi from New Delhi on March 31. In about 20 minutes, someone from the Ministry of Railways reached out to Mr Bibhuti on Twitter, first asking for his mobile number and then promising assistance at the next station in Ludhiana. In February this year, a tweet to the Railway Minister helped parents find their runaway daughter. In other cases, the ministry has helped provide milk, wheelchair and other assistance to those who asked for help.

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