Sushma Swaraj and the Trolls That Have Come Back to Haunt the BJP

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Sushma Swaraj and the Trolls That Have Come Back to Haunt the BJP

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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xternal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s Twitter has been blowing up. Is it a group of Indian tourists in Germany desperately trying to get their EU visas extended so they can go skiing in the Swiss Alps? Is it a shout-out from cruise line passengers whom she rescued from the Bermuda Triangle?

Not exactly. This time, the otherwise beloved Saviour-in-Chief has been the subject of online abuse and IT Cell-level trolling. Returning to India on June 23 after a week-long Eurotrip, Swaraj found herself inundated with messages condemning her for transferring Lucknow passport officer Vikas Mishra to a different location.

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