Sushma Swaraj debuts on twitter

In March, BJP's M. Venkaiah Naidu had taunted Tharoor, then minister of state for external affairs, for certain “indiscreet” remarks made through his twitter account.
“What is this twitting? Too much twitting will lead to quitting," Naidu said.

Nearly eight months later, Sushma Swaraj opened her twitter account with the following words: “Friends, this is Sushma Swaraj, MP and leader of opposition. We hope to keep in touch on twitter.”

Her twitter account, 'SushmaSwarajBJP', attracted over 220 followers in just 24 hours. Two hours after her initial tweet, she recorded: “I did record my dissent on CVC's appointment in my own hand saying "I disagree". She made this remark in the context of the Supreme Court's observation Monday asking how Central Vigilance Commissioner P.J. Thomas can continue in office when a chargesheet was pending against him.

On Friday, she had only two tweets, one on the anniversary of 26/11 terror attack and another on safety of women in Delhi. “Mumbai ke shahidon ko shat shat Pranam. (My tributes to the martyrs of Mumbai,” she said at 9.27 a.m.

Later, she tweeted at “Bihar is safe and Delhi is unsafe for women”. A larger number of women had voted in the Bihar assembly elections. The same day, the gangrape of a woman call centre employee came to light in Delhi. While Shashi Tharoor has the largest number of 895,175 followers, the closest BJP leader with a large following is Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi (63,228).

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