Governor Swaraj’s reply to a Twitter user asking Sushma Swaraj’s salary is hilarious

Governor Swaraj, who is almost as active as his wife Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Twitter, was recently asked about her salary by a Twitter user. His witty response is now winning laughs across the micro-blogging site.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 10, 2017 7:57 pm
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When it comes to providing instant relief and solutions to the problems of the people of India, Sushma Swaraj, the Union minister of external affairs, has proved to be one of social media’s most dependable politicians. She is known for her proactive online presence, especially on Twitter, where people reach out to her with their grievances, and she gets back to them more often than not. But this time around, it is Governor of Mizoram Swaraj Kaushal, Sushma’s loving husband and an equal partner when it comes to exhibiting online humour, who is winning hearts on Twitter.

Time and again, Swaraj has been asked questions about his wife on Twitter, and the criminal lawyer is known for his clever responses to those pesky queries. Well, recently someone a Twitter user tweeted out to him asking about the minister’s salary of all things. “Sir sushma madame ki tankhwah kitni h,” Twitter user ‘Name cannot be blank’ wrote to Swaraj.

Of course, the Governor replied and how! “Dekho – Meri umar aur Madam ki tankhah nahin poochho. These are bad manners (See — Neither ask my age nor Madam’s salary. These are bad manners.),” he responded.

And if you thought he’d stop at that, HE DIDN’T! He went on to add, “Arre chanda lena ho to seedha maang lo. Tankhah kyon poochhte ho (If you want alms then ask for that directly. Why are you asking the salary amount?)” — in his trademark tongue-in-cheek manner.

Here are some of the reactions this Twitter exchange generated.

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    David
    Jul 11, 2017 at 9:13 am
    This is not hilarious. It's insulting. Know what you're reporting.
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      hbn
      Jul 11, 2017 at 12:16 pm
      new to IE??? no difference between trolls and reporters...
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      Vinod
      Jul 11, 2017 at 9:04 am
      Who ever wrote this article. CHANDA means contribution not Alms......you .
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        Kannan
        Jul 10, 2017 at 9:47 pm
        Sushma has done correct thing to reject the medical treatement to pak woman. Pak sponsored terrorists target our yatris to amarnath. Let there be no visa to any one from terror state pak to india on medical or any other visa. Donot bend rules indians first . If pak people can get china support they can go to china and get their treatement there. Why india. There is a proverbial saying in tamil "do not give molk to a snake. It will one day kill you". Pak is a venamous state, we should be doubly cautious with any pakistani, be a civilian or army person or terrorist from pak. Better to nutralise any pakistani otherwise it will be a suicide for us. Remember kandahar episode, we released terrorists and today they are attacking us.
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