New Delhi : Known for his extensive use of vocabulary, Congress leader and Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor made a major mistake on social networking site Twitter after he wrote Indira Gandhi as India Gandhi along with wrong information to his followers.
The political leader, whose mistake on social media rarely goes unnoticed as his vocab power is known far and wide among all, had to face trolls from netizens. Shashi Tharoor made the mistake on social media site – Twitter soon inviting a barrage of trolls. In the tweet, Tharoor posted a picture of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi at a public rally.
He captioned the photo, “Nehru & India Gandhi in the US in 1954. Look at the hugely enthusiastic spontaneous turnout of the American public, without any special PR campaign, NRI crowd management or hyped up media publicity.
Only, the picture of the Nehru and Gandhi was from Moscow 1956, not the US, and obviously, Indira Gandhi’s name is not spelled India. The huge blunder on Tharoor’s part was noticed by journalist R Jagannathan. He replied to Tharoor’s tweet saying, “That is Moscow 1956. Totally arranged adulation.”
After his mistake was pointed out by netizens, Tharoor took to his Twitter to respond to the blinder that he made. He said, “I am told this picture (forwarded to me) probably is from a visit to the USSR and not the US. Even if so, it still doesn’t alter the message: the fact is that former PMs also enjoyed popularity abroad. When @nadrendramodi is honoured, @PMOIndia is honoured; respect is for India.”