While the world is celebrating Valentine’s Day, External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj hailed as the ‘Twitter queen’ is celebrating her birthday. Sushma Swaraj is constantly in the news because of her powerful presence on social media. Known for assisting people through her Twitter handle, she is undoubtedly one of the most accessible ministers in the Central government. In 2016, Sushma Swaraj was among Foreign Policy’s leading global thinkers “for fashioning a novel brand of Twitter diplomacy.” Sushma Swaraj and her husband Swaraj Kaushal have been credited as the ‘Most Distinguished Couple’ by Limca Book of Records.
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Calling her an outstanding leader, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: "She has distinguished herself as an outstanding leader. As an EAM, she plays a vital role in shaping India's foreign policy. Her proactive and compassionate nature has endeared her to Indians globally. I pray for her long life and good health." Prime Minister Modi had earlier also lauded the minister for a change in the functioning of the Indian embassies across the world.
Greetings to @SushmaSwaraj Ji on her birthday. Sushma Ji is one of the most remarkable leaders of our nation. She has distinguished herself as an outstanding Minister and her oratory is par excellence. Her role in strengthening BJP is key. Praying for her long and healthy life.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 14, 2019
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