Minister of External Affairs (MEA) Sushma Swaraj has made a mark for herself on social media. It helps that she has picked up tips from the best — Prime Minister Narendra Modi .
If your passport is lost or damaged in floods, pl go to any of three PSKs in Chennai. They will issue u fresh passport free of charge. Pl RT— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) December 7, 2015
She even delegates like a boss:
I have asked my colleague @Gen_VKSingh to resolve all Passport issues. Pl raise these matters with him.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) December 3, 2015
Twitter, obviously, came up with its own set of replies:
@SushmaSwaraj Please mention the identification documentation,ofcourse its not without identification.What if they have lost identification— Jean (@fnkey) December 7, 2015
@SushmaSwaraj I applied for fresh passport before 1 month I’m waiting for police enquiry.. Varuma Varadha— ɳiѵɛtɦɑ (@niviie_) December 7, 2015
So what if the response ranged from appreciation to people just taking this as an opportunity to crib about passports-long-pending, this just goes to show that MEA Swaraj definitely knows her sh*t.
It pays to have a social media-savvy MEA!