Last week the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj found herself on an unpleasant situation on micro-blogging site twitter because of a certain decisions of her ministry. The Minister had to face intense criticism and trolling from Twitterati. Now a week after the incident, Union home minister Rajnath Singh has opened up on the it.
The home minister called the trolling of Sushma Swaraj to be “absolutely wrong.” “I consider this as absolutely wrong,” Singh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has also criticized the trolling of Sushma Swaraj. “Strongly condemn the language used on social media against @sushmaswaraj Ji . She is a senior politician. We must respect each other and must never indulge in any form of verbal abuse,” she tweeted.
Strongly condemn the language used on the social media against @sushmaswaraj Ji . She is a senior politician. We must respect each other and must never indulge in any form of verbal abuse
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 2, 2018
Last week, the MEA chief found herself on the receiving end on social media after she was criticized by some for transferring a passport office employee based on unfounded allegations of harassing an inter-faith couple. Swaraj, who returned to India after a week-long trip abroad, called out the abusive handles by ‘liking’ their tweets.
Unaware of what had happened in her absence, she posted on twitter saying, “I was out of India from 17th to 23rd June 2018. I don’t know what happened in my absence. However, I am honoured with some tweets. I am sharing them with you. So I have liked them,” Swaraj posted on Twitter.