Sushma Swaraj retweets Congress poll on her ‘biggest failure’ as foreign minister
A poll started by the Congress on Twitter apparently to embarrass External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the killing of 39 Indians in Iraq backfired as a majority of netizens supported the minister.
Turning the tables, Swaraj retweeted the question posted by the opposition party.
The Congress had on its Twitter handle started a poll asking users, ‘Do you think the death of 39 Indians in Iraq is Sushma Swaraj’s biggest failure as Foreign Minister? #IndiaSpeaks’
If the opposition party thought that the poll would put the minister in a tight spot over the emotive issue, the poll did not pan out on the expected lines.
The Congress Twitter handle showed that over 76 per cent of a total of 33,879 voters answered in negative and only 24 per cent agreed with the contention.
Last Thursday, the Congress announced that they would move a Privilege Motion against Swaraj for misleading the families of Indians killed in Iraq by the Islamic State.
On March 20, Sushma Swaraj informed Rajya Sabha members that 39 Indians who went missing in Mosul in 2014, had been killed by the terror group IS.
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Swaraj said Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs General V.K. Singh would go to Mosul to bring the mortal remains of the deceased back.
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The victims, most of whom hailed from Punjab, were working on projects near Mosul when they were kidnapped.