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Was it OTP? Was it 'secret code'? Sushma Swaraj's mysterious number tweet leaves Twitter baffled

Taking To Twitter, Sushma Wrote, 638781, Without Any Further Clue For Her Followers.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 22 Dec 2018, 06:57:47 PM
Sushma Swaraj’s mysterious number tweet leaves Twitter baffled (screenshot)

New Delhi:

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday left the Twitterati going gaga as one of her latest tweets make people wondering the meaning of the same. While some claim it to be a One Time Password, others suggest that her tweet is featuring the Pin Code of a country. Earlier, in a similar incident in 2017, the Union Ministry of Finance tweeted "Sawa we h we s see see", which also took the confusion right up to the 'covfefe' levels. Taking to Twitter, Sushma wrote, "638781", without any further clue for her followers. However, the cryptic tweet was later deleted from the official handle of Swaraj after taking the social media by storm for over 20 minutes this afternoon.

In a related note, when our team searched in Google, it learned that 638781 is a postal code of Singapore.

Swaraj, who is known for her active social media participation, earlier found herself at the receiving end of trolls with many of her followers posting abusive comments on her Twitter handle.

The External Affairs Minister, who has earned the reputation of cutting the red tape of the government machinery to help people over Twitter, was in for a rude shock at that time. She was being targeted for the action against a passport officer who was in the eye of the storm for allegations about harassing an interfaith couple.

However, a daring Sushma decided to turn the tables on the trolls by naming and shaming them.

Here is how Twitterati reacted over the cryptic tweet from the EAM's twitter handle on Saturday:

Earlier, Swaraj had declared that she will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. She cited health grounds as the reason behind her decision to give the upcoming general elections a miss. She is a Lok Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh's Vidisha. The External Affairs Minister has been suffering from diabetes for quite a long time. In 2016, Swaraj had suffered kidney failure and underwent the transplant at Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). 

Who is Sushma Swaraj?

Known for her eloquence and powerful speeches, Sushma Swaraj was first elected to the Haryana Legislative Assembly in 1977 and became the Labour and Employment minister in the Devi Lal-led government. She was again elected to the Haryana Legislative Assembly in 1987 and became the Education, Food and Civil Supplies minister.

Swaraj was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1996 from South Delhi constituency. She had defeated Congress party's Kapil Sibal. She was also made the Information and Broadcasting minister in 1996 under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. However, the government collapsed in just 13 days. Sushma Swaraj was again elected to the 12th Lok Sabha in 1998 from South Delhi. She was made the Cabinet minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

In October 1998, she was sent to Delhi by the BJP top leadership to replace Sahib Singh Verma as the chief minister. However, Swaraj could not prevent the party from a humiliating defeat at the hands of Congress party under the leadership of Sheila Dikshit. She was elected from Hauz Khas but later resigned from it and retained her Lok Sabha seat. In 1999, Swaraj was given the responsibility to take on Congress president Sonia Gandhi from Congress bastion Bellary in Karnataka. She had lost the election but garnered approximately 45 per cent of total votes polled. She was again made the Information and Broadcasting minister in 2000. She took charge of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry in 2003.

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First Published : 22 Dec 2018, 05:01:39 PM

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