A tweet from Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has become viral after she had to gently tell a user that she is not the best person to approach for issues with appliances.
Sushma Swaraj’s tweet to a disgruntled owner of a Samsung fridge has gone viral in India and generated a spate of responses.
Sushma Swaraj often responds to users who reach out to her for help.
As the tweet gathered traction among people, many congratulated the minister for her response.
Others suggested their own innovative solutions to the problem – one user offered the services of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who once protested against high electricity prices by reconnecting power lines of those who had been unable to pay their bills.
The debate raged on about why a foreign minister would be the best person to approach for refrigerator problems.
Sushma Swaraj has a reputation for responding to Indians overseas who are in need of diplomatic assistance.
However, there has been at least one post accusing the minister of ignoring requests for help and trying to build social media popularity instead.
Sushma Swaraj has not tweeted again, despite the storm created by her initial response.