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Shobhaa De Advises Sushma Swaraj To Stop Tweeting, Faces Backlash From Twitterati

Swaraj has been lauded for helping many Indians via Twitter.

14/01/2017 12:16 PM IST | Updated 14/01/2017 1:21 PM IST
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Author and columnist Shobhaa De on Friday stirred up a controversy when she implied in one of her tweets that Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj was using Twitter excessively.

De tweeted:

Unsurprisingly, she was slammed by the Twitterati who cited the fact that Swaraj has regularly been using the social media platform to help distressed Indians abroad.

Twitterati went all out in defence of Swaraj with tweets such as:

Earlier this month, Swaraj had responded to a slew of requests on Twitter from sailors who are stuck in merchant ships at Ajman in the United Arab Emirates. The MEA had contacted the captains of the two vessels, ship owners, port authorities and the Government. However, recently she threatened Amazon officials that she will revoke their visas if they didn't apologise for showcasing a Indian flag-printed doormat on their website.

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