Sushma Swaraj is one of the dynamic women who dominate the Indian politics currently. Swaraj, along with other second-rung BJP leaders like Arun Jatiley and Rajnath Singh, is considered the future of the party in the post AB Vajpayee and LK Advani era. She is one of the few Indian politicians who are on social networking site Twitter.
Swaraj who has now become popular for reaching out to citizens who approach her for help via Twitter made this announcement via her Twitter handle @sushmaswaraj on January 8. This new pattern, which comes under recently launched ‘Twitter Seva’. She said that any Indians who are facing problems abroad can tweet to their respective embassy for help and said that they can tag her in the tweet so as to keep her in the loop and so that she can personally monitor the missions response. The Twitter Seva service will be supported by 198 Twitter accounts of Indian missions abroad and 29 regional passport offices.
Born in Haryana, Sushma began political career as a student leader and became a member of the Haryana assembly for the first time in 1977. In 1980, Swaraj joined the BJP and during the Ram temple movement, along with Uma Bharti, became the face of women power in the BJP. In 1990, she was elected to the Rajya Sabha and in 1996, she became a Lok Sabha member, from South Delhi in 1998, Swaraj quit the Union Cabinet of AB Vajpayee and became the first woman chief minister of Delhi.
After the defeat of the BJP at the hands of Sheila Dikshit in the Delhi assembly elections, Sushma Swaraj returned to national politics.
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