- Jagannathan Selvaraj walked 1000 kms to a Dubai court for over a year
- Selvaraj back in his village in Tiruchirappalli, tweets Sushma Swaraj
- Minister, who is in hospital, promptly reacted to the news on Nov 30
The foreign minister, who has been in hospital since November 7, tweeted:
We have brought him back to India and sent him to his village. He went up and down to the court 20 times over a year. That made it 1000 Kms. https://t.co/UGxjGE1Uhf- Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) December 6, 2016
Since being shared some two hours before writing this, Ms Swaraj's tweet has received over 385 retweets and over 1,100 'likes' on Twitter.
On November 30, the minister became aware of Mr Selvaraj's predicament in Dubai and immediately sprang into action.
Mr Selvaraj, a native of Tiruchirappalli, had to make the 22 km journey one way to attend labour court proceedings in Dubai, reports PTI. However, since he did not have money to commute by bus, he spent about four hours walking to and from court for his hearings.
The external affairs minister has been known to promptly respond to SOS tweets from those in distress and continues to do so even from hospital. She is winning even more praise on Twitter, with tweeple either asking about her health or applauding her work.
@SushmaSwaraj how are you mam hope you are doing well- Gopi Dabi (@gopidabi) December 6, 2016
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