Honourable minister Sushma ji – you have many years in public service, you have served in the opposition and the government. As the EAM, you have for the most part (but NOT IN ALL cases) done provided incredible service to Indian world over. But…
But… people make mistakes and you may have made a big one in the Lucknow passport case –
Some of your biggest and most loyal supporters (whom the media likes to call “right wing” in a bad way) are very very angry at the favourable treatment and in total violation of your own ministry’s rules for issuance of a passport to a woman, who was hindu before marriage but converted to Islam after marriage. Then it was reported that the honest Lucknow based passport officer was punished by being shunted to Gorakhpur- for doing his job – and no prior investigation was conducted. So this makes honest government officials helpless and subject to a minister’s wishes? Those questioning you are asking – were these actions guided by your desire to be “secular” and win brownie points in the media or you feel it was fair decision? Finally, people are asking would you have done the same thing if the person / couple in question were hindus or of another religion?
We are the greatest democracy, and you are a honorable public official – people are going to challenge you. Any abuse towards anyone is unacceptable – but no amount of playing victimhood, and running from these core issues is going to make the question go away? If it is a mistake, what is wrong to admit it? An honest officer was punished – what happens to his family’s life – can that be fixed?
Source: DNA India
- 13 Jul 2018
MEA Sushma Swaraj directed a passport be issues to one Begum Sadia Anas OUT OF TURN AND WITHOUT FULFILLING THE NECESSARY CRITERIA. Begum Anas had wrongfully raised a stink that a Hindu passport officer from Lucknow passport office had questioned. This woman wanted a passport issued in the name of Tanvi Seth even though her nikahnama said her name was Sadia Anas.
Vikas Mishra the passport officer was only doing his job while this individual was playing the victim card and tweeted to Sushma Swaraj. Besides this passport being issued “unfairly” we think, the honest passport officer was immediately transferred to Gorakhpur from Lucknow. This is ridiculous and people are upset.
Shefali Vaidya respectfully questioned Sushma ji and in turn many newspapers have been calling her a troll, she and her family have been getting death threats. Shefali says she did not get the support of Sushma ji (and instead was targeted) – of whom she has been a big admirer.
DEAR SHEFALI VAIDYA – WE ARE 1,000% IN SUPPORT OF YOU.
- 28 Jun 2018
India will elect a new president in July of this year. Several names are floated around including Sushma Swaraj, our current foreign minister, L.K. Advani who led the NDA alliance before, Mohan Bhagwat who heads the RSS, and several others – India is fortunate in this respect. Sushma has been our best foreign minister, seems to be working pretty much non-stop. There are stories of how she tweeted and instructed her ministry to help estranged Indians in the Gulf and other places from her hospital bed where she was getting a kidney transplant. No names have been made official by any party. But Sushma Swaraj Ji is really capable – continues as a terrific foreign minister, was the leader of the opposition, had been a chief minister, has age on her side and a constitutionalist. Her selection would be an exceptional decision.
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 1 Apr 2017
Desecration of the Indian flag is a serious offence under Indian law. So what was Amazon thinking when their Canadian website was selling doormats of all things resembling the Indian flag. A website is unlike a physical store, so anyone has access to it. As news started circulating on social media, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sent this tweet, “Amazon must tender unconditional apology. They must withdraw all products insulting our national flag immediately. If this is not done forthwith, we will not grant Indian Visa to any Amazon official, and rescind Visas issued earlier.” In response, in really short time, Amazon complied fully. We can be pretty sure, this would not reoccur again also.
- 14 Jan 2017
Honourable Sushma Swaraj Ji, our capable foreign minister has done many great things including – solving hundreds of passport and visa problems, enabled couple to travel abroad on their honeymoon, resolved ill-treatment of Indians abroad, along with other ministers arranged to rescue and bring back thousands of stranded Indians in war-torn countries, and many others. But one woman visiting India to attend a family funeral found out that her husband was cheating on her with a foreign girlfriend. This woman asked Sushma ji to find and punish this errant husband – which Sushmaji politely declined. So our ministers can and really do help with many things, BUT THEY CANNOT SAVE YOU OR PROTECT YOU FROM BAD HUSBANDS (or Spouses) – Indian or otherwise.
- 2 Sep 2016