New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor tried to take a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi but got humiliated when media outlet proved that the photo Tharoor shared was not what he had claimed.
Shashi Tharoor in a tweet had shared a picture of Nehru and his daughter Indira Gandhi being greeted by a huge crowd while riding in an open car. Tharoor claimed that the place was United States and wrote that Nehru got enthusiastic support from American public in 1954 without any PR campaign.
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. pic.twitter.com/aLovXvCyRz
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 23, 2019
Tharoor was trying to take a dig at Narendra Modi who was welcomed by a huge crowd of 50,000 and accompanied by the President of United States and also by more than 60 US lawmakers.
However, the Times of India exposed the Congress leader’s picture and found out that the picture of Nehru and Indira Gandhi was not taken in the United States but at Magnitogorsk, in former USSR in 1955.
Irked by the support that the United States gave Modi, many Congress leaders shared the tweet of Shashi Tharoor to embarrass the Prime Minister.
The totalitarian country of former USSR, which was very close to Jawaharlal Nehru, during the time would no doubt have given him an arousing welcome. But many are questioning why the Congress is trying to belittle the country’s Prime Minister in such a manner.
Furthermore, Shashi Tharoor was also trolled for misspelling the name of Indira Gandhi in his tweet, where he wrote ‘India Gandhi’ instead of ‘Indira Gandhi’. The social media had a high time trolling the Congress leader for his mistake.