Reacting to a tweet suggesting MEA Sushma Swaraj took favours to get her daughter a seat in a medical college through the northeast quota, she replied, “My daughter is a barrister and an Oxford graduate.”
The twitter handle Soch @pakoed had insinuated that “Sushma is no stranger to taking and giving favours! Her daughter studied through northeast quota in medical college.”
Twitterati immediately reacted, wondering at Sushma’s impulsive response to a stray tweet. The handle @pakoed was deleted, though its tweet was retweeted by others.
Sushma’s twitter supporters urged her not to be hassled by a “dog that barks” and keep up her good work.
Her daughter Bansuri is a lawyer, who is reported to have appeared in passport cancellation matters relating to former Indian Premier League Chief, Lalit Modi, before the court.
The senior minister is facing flak for having helped Lalit Modi procure documents to travel to Portugal, in 2014. Lalit Modi, who is wanted by the Enforcement Directorate for alleged financial impropriety in the money-spinning IPL, stays in London.
Her husband Swaraj Kaushal, was governor of Mizoram from 1990 to 1993, and is an expert on the northeast.