Sushma Swaraj tweets help to Russian man found begging at Kanchipuram temple

Sushma Swaraj promptly reached out to A Evangelin, a Russian tourist, by tweeting — "Evangelin - Your country Russia is our time tested friend. My officials in Chennai will provide you all help."

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 11, 2017 5:54 pm
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Sushma Swaraj, who has by now earned a strong reputation of being one of the most accessible Cabinet ministers in the government, continues to change lives with her ‘Twitter governance’. If her recent tweets are anything to go by, then it is not just Indians, but Swaraj has held out a helping hand to people reaching out for aid from Pakistan as well. Keeping up with her record, this time the Union external affairs minister has come to the help of a Russian man, who was found begging at a Kanchipuram temple in Tamil Nadu. After coming across a report in The Hindu about 24-year-old A Evangelin, Swaraj promptly reached out to him by tweeting — “Evangelin – Your country Russia is our time tested friend. My officials in Chennai will provide you all help.”

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This is Sushma Swaraj’s tweet.

According to the report, Evangelin had arrived in India on September 24. He travelled to Kanchipuram from Chennai recently and after visiting temples there, he went to an ATM near Kumarakottam temple to withdraw money. That is when he realised he had forgotten his PIN, which resulted in his PIN getting locked and he was unable to withdraw any money. A helpless Evangelin then took to asking for alms at Sri Kumarakottam temple.

He was however immediately brought to the station by Siva Kanchi police officials who offered him money to travel to Chennai after making sure all his documents are valid, according to a Deccan Chronicle report.


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  1. M
    Oct 11, 2017 at 8:32 pm
    He was lucky to have landed in South India. Imagine what his plight would have been had he landed in North India.
    1. t
      Oct 12, 2017 at 10:45 am
      U say only north indians r racist/regionalist.....people like u r everywhere
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        AS Bhaargava
        Oct 14, 2017 at 8:34 pm
        Sir, If it would be north, slomebody might have paid full amount.
      2. L
        lakshmi das
        Oct 11, 2017 at 7:50 pm
        he does not need to be a citizen from a friendly country he is a human being in a foreign land needing help. its a humane gesture . any person happens to be in need in a foreign land has to be helped we humans need to help fellow human being . we are all human but very few out of us are humane. happy to know mrs swaraj did what she has been doing
        1. S
          Saradindu Bose
          Oct 11, 2017 at 7:49 pm
          Is Susmaji involved in any Foreign ministry decision ?? or just granting visas to Pakistani patients and helping Russian tourist!!!
          1. S
            Sujatha Selvam
            Oct 11, 2017 at 8:19 pm
            Those foreign ministry works are handled by our globe-trotting Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji. Sushma Swaraj is a show piece, just to satisfy a section of BJP leaders.
            1. M
              Oct 11, 2017 at 8:35 pm
              Yes, there was no need for her to tweet a message that was intended for an individual. She could have contacted him through the police. She just wants to show off to gullible Indians, as usual.
              1. A
                AS Bhaargava
                Oct 14, 2017 at 9:18 pm
                You should mind your comment.
            2. S
              S ashok
              Oct 11, 2017 at 7:43 pm
              Honestly, this lady cabinet minister is doing a clerks job of tracking and restoring people to their respective countries or matchmaking some to appropriate service providers like healthcare, organ transplants etc. No past precedence of MEA Cabinet minister focusing all her attention on such nobel social causes
              1. D
                Oct 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm
                Still better than corrupt congressis sitting in their ivory tower looking down upon 'cattle class'. This female minister has brought MEA to the people. In this country where babudom and corridors of power in delhi are synonymous with snobbery, indifference and disdain for the masses, she has done a tremendous job of engaging with everyday citizens. I am glad that she is the first external affairs minister focusing her efforts on the people. Afterall these are the people who elected her party. You should perhaps sit somewhere and cool off. I suggest 10 Janpath, its quite cold there these days.
              2. c
                Oct 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm
                Hats off to you Mrs. Swaraj for this timely help to the Russian national and i think you are one person who can be singled out from our whole govt with a gentle heart We are very happy that we have a person like you and a able foreign minister and hope in the next elections you will be promoted to become a Prime Minister
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