Swaraj outwits Twitter user who sought help ‘from Mars’

New Delhi: “Even if you are stuck on the Mars, Indian Embassy there will help you,” is how External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj responded today when a member of twitterati made a tongue-in-cheek comment.

Swaraj’s reply came after Karan Saini tweeted, “@SushmaSwaraj, I am stuck on mars, food sent via …Mangalyaan (987 days ago), is running out, when is …Mangalyaan-II being sent ? @ISRO.”

The external affairs minister is known for using the social media to reach out to Indians in dire situations and help them.

While Swaraj got a lot of praise for her reply, Saini was ridiculed by netizens. “When someone truly does a great job, the least you can do is ‘respect’ the person ! Mocking them will get you attention but not respect,” tweeted a user.

Following some of the critical tweets, Saini tweeted, “my and our respect for @isro and foreign affairs team is sky- high, my tweet was purely humorous in nature #NationFirstNoCompromise.