Shashi Tharoor posts distorted map of India, gets trolled

Shashi Tharoor cited IMF numbers which predicted positive growth for China. Photo: PTI

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday (December 20) posted a ‘distorted’ map of India, which portrayed the nation without its northern-most territory – Jammu and Kashmir.

Following the tweet by Tharoor, netizens heavily trolled the senior Congress leader for sharing a ‘distorted’ map of India after which the Thiruvananthapuram MP deleted his Tweet and rectified it.

Tharoor, on Friday, had tweeted about his participation in a rally at Kozhikode on Saturday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC)
“My first event tomorrow morning leading an @inckerala #IndiaAgainstCAA_NRC protest rally in Kozhikode. All welcome!” tweeted Shashi Tharoor with a distorted map of India.

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After being slammed on social media, Tharoor deleted his tweet and clarified that he had sought to depict not the territory but the people of India.

“My first event this morning: leading an @inckerala #IndiaAgainstCAA_NRC protest rally in Kozhikode. All welcome! (Replaces an earlier post which sought to depict not the territory but the people of India, in whose name we would be speaking. No wish2feed BJP trolls more fodder.),” said his subsequent Tweet.

Congress is protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 that seeks to grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.

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BJP slammed Tharoor for sharing ‘mutilated map of India’. Amit Malviya, BJP’s IT Cell head said in a tweet, “In the name of anti-CAA protest, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor posts a mutilated map of India… This can’t be an oversight. Earlier Farhan Akhtar did it and now him. Who is he trying to please? His co-conspirators in Pakistan or radical constituents back home?”

Earlier, Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar too was called up for sharing a wrong map of India.

(With input from agencies.)

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