Odisha CM denounces online trolling of Sushma

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday denounced the online trolling of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, saying such conduct must be strongly condemned.

Sushma Swaraj was trolled over the past week on Twitter over the controversy in connection with passports issued to an interfaith couple from Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow.

“Strongly denounce the vitriolic and intolerant responses to @SushmaSwaraj ji. She has been a leader in using social media to help common citizens of the country. Such conduct must be strongly condemned,” tweeted Patnaik.

The External Affairs Minister has been the target of offensive tweets for helping the Hindu-Muslim couple and taking action against an official who allegedly harassed them.