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."
Even if you are stuck on the Mars, Indian Embassy there will help you. https://t.co/Smg1oXKZXD— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 8, 2017
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 skyhigh, my tweet was purely humorous in nature #NationFirstNoCompromise."