Sushma Swaraj hits back after Hindu Jagaran Sangha accuses her of discrimination

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New Delhi | Published: January 23, 2017 4:10:41 PM

64-year-old, Swaraj has been serving as the Indian External Affairs Minister under Prime Minister Narendra Modi ever since May 2014 and became the second women after Indira Gandhi to hold this position.

External affairs minister sushma swaraj, external affairs ministry, sushma swaraj, ministry of external affairs, angry online critics, complainExternal Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj. Source: PTI

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took on those who accused her of being a racist on the popular social media platform, Twitter during the weekend. Hindu Jagran Sangha, a right-wing group complained about Sushma Swaraj to Prime Minster Narendra Modi saying “OnlyOnly take care Of Muslim Visa. But Hindus are getting harassed to get India Visa. VERY UPSET.”

In response to the tweet, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, “India is my country. Indians are my people. The caste, state, language or religion is not relevant for me.” Sushma Swaraj gained a reputation of being a strong, but kind and helpful, foreign minister, especially after she started following up on grievances that were communicated to her via Twitter.

Here is the twitter post from Hindu Jagaran Sangha-

Here is Sushma Swaraj’s response-

64-year-old, Swaraj has been serving as the Indian External Affairs Minister under Prime Minister Narendra Modi ever since May 2014 and became the second women after Indira Gandhi to hold this position. Swaraj has been away from work since November 2016, as she was going through a kidney problem for which she has to undergo through a surgery in December 2016. While she has not resumed her office responsibilities fully as yet, she is addressing people through her Twitter handle.

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