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Shashi Tharoor’s Punny Tweet On Manushi Chhillar Backfires

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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is known for his witty nature. However, sometimes wit can come at a cost. This happened on Sunday when Tharoor tweeted a witty tweet playing with words on the newly crowned Miss World Manushi Chhillar’s surname, comparing it to the Hindi word for loose change. He tried to criticise the BJP Government for demonetization by tweeting ‘What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP should have realised that Indian cash dominates the globe: look, even our Chhillar has become Miss World!’ This tweet by Shashi Tharoor got him in trouble with the National Commission for Women and his words have been criticised by the general public as well.

The National Commission for Women has accused Shashi Tharoor of demeaning the achievement of Manushi Chhillar and has demanded that the Congress leader apologise. In another tweet, the Commission said that they will summon Tharoor for his derogatory and degrading tweet on Manushi Chhillar.

Veteran actor Anupam Kher asked Tharoor how could he have fallen so low to demean a national pride. Another Twitter user asked why Shashi Tharoor was demonetizing his own value with such words. A Twitter user tried to educate Shashi Tharoor on the community that Manushi Chhillar belongs to, the Jats. He asked Tharoor to refrain from making fun of the warrior community.

In an attempt to control the damage caused by his tweet, Tharoor tweeted about Manushi’s answer in the final round applauding her answer and saying that it was a real credit to Indian values. When asked about the profession that should get the highest pay, Manushi Chhillar had responded with an answer saying that it was the profession of being a mother that deserves the highest respect, salary and love.

Within a few hours of his first tweet, Tharoor took to Twitter again to clarify that he did not mean any offence by his first tweet and asked people to chill.

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