Kolkata: Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee to come out in support of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj who was trolled on Twitter for “appeasing Muslims” after she helped an inter-faith couple get their passport last month.
In a tweet on Monday, Banerjee said, “Strongly condemn the language used on the social media against @sushmaswaraj Ji. She is a senior politician. We must respect each other and must never indulge in any form of verbal abuse.”
The external affairs minister has been attacked by trolls on Twitter since the transfer of a Passport Seva Kendra official in Lucknow over allegedly insulting a Hindu-Muslim couple. According to the couple, Vikas Mishra asked the husband to convert to Hinduism and pulled up the wife for marrying a Muslim.
A section of social media had targeted Swaraj and her ministry for taking action against Mishra, claiming that he was just doing his duty.