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.”
Evangelin – Your country Russia is our time tested friend. My officials in Chennai will provide you all help. https://t.co/6bPv7MFomI
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) October 10, 2017
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.