New Delhi, May 29: External Affairs Minister (MEA) Sushma Swaraj tweeted an apology yesterday for saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed lakhs of Indians in Nepal on his visit to the neighbouring country recently. The MEA minister rectified her mistake and apologised after several Twitter users pointed her out that PM Modi addressed Nepalis while on his visit to Nepal’s Janakpur a while ago. Not just this, a parliamentarian from Nepal too pointed out that Swaraj had made a mistake while conveying her statements about PM Modi’s efforts to reach out to the Indians staying abroad, including in Nepal. Also Read - From Passion to Books, Beauty & Food: This is What Indian Women Are Talking About on Twitter
Swaraj tweeted,”This was a mistake on my part. I sincerely apologise for this.” She tweeted this along with her video in which she was talking about PM Modi’s work for Indians staying abroad. Also Read - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Puts His 1st Tweet on Sale, Bid Reaches Rs 2 Crore
Nepali Congress leader and Parliamentarian Gagan Thapa pointed out Sushma Swaraj’s mistake and chastised her for the comment saying it was regrettable that Swaraj described Janakpur’s people as to that of Indians.
On the fourth anniversary of Modi government on May 26, MEA Minister Sushma Swaraj said that PM Modi was taking great efforts in reaching out to Indians staying abroad as well as in Nepal. Thereafter she went on to say that during the PM’s recent visit to the neighbouring nation, the PM addressed lakhs of Indians. Swaraj had earlier said that PM Modi is the first prime minister of the country who has from America’s Madison Square to Janakpur, in Nepal addressed lakhs of Indians and reached out to them.