Shashi Tharoor and saga of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar; these tweets will prove he is a word wizard

Reported By : News Nation Bureau| Updated On : 20 Nov , 2017 , 10:06 PM
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New Delhi:

Shashi Tharoor, the Congress Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram had on Sunday posted a tweet which purportedly targeted demonetization mentioning the newly-crowned Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar's surname.

Following the backlash from several quarters, he tweeted, “What a terrific answer by this bright young woman -- a real credit to Indian values!” as a supposed damage control. 

Addressing Manushi he tweeted, “You're a class act, @ManushiChhillar! Beautiful, smart & uncommonly gracious too. Still, if any offense was caused to any member of your family, sincere apologies. Like every Indian, I'm proud of you.”

In a tweet supposedly directed at his hecklers, he further added, “Guess the pun IS the lowest form of humour, & the bilingual pun lower still! Apologies to the many who seem to have been righteously offended by a light-hearted tweet today. Certainly, no offence was meant to a bright young girl whose answer I've separately praised. Please: Chill!”  

Followed by:

Guess the people offended by one tweet never saw the other. Just reminding.... https://t.co/K4m05QkWMI

“From the Bhumi Sukta (Hymn to the Earth), Atharva Veda XII.1.58:

The words that I speak are sweet as honey!

My glances meet with fair glances in return;

Vehement am I, swift and impetuous!

Those who gnash their teeth I utterly vanquish!

To recall, back in May Tharoor had slammed a TV channel and its anchor who reportedly slandered his late wife Sunanda Pushkar in his own unique style and verbosity. 

The man who could have been the UN Secretary-General drafted a tweet that had the best of learned maddened.

He tweeted, “Exasperating farrago of distortions, misrepresentations and outright lies being broadcast by an unprincipled showman masquerading as a journalist.”

This is the tweet that started the Word War!

"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!," Tharoor tweeted.

First Published : Monday, November 20, 2017 06:31 PM
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