ShashiTharoor: Senior Congress leader and MP,ShashiTharoor known for his wordplay and pun, which he indirectly addresses the intended people. He is popular for his outings with celebrities as well as his comments on various subjects. At times he has become the subject of memes, who always have a field day when Shashi slips his tongue!
His latest take on Prime Minister NarendraModi has become a trending subject across the world. Shashi took to social media and made a drastic comment on PM Modi and it turned out to be instant hit among netizens and has become a viral post with lakhs of people retweeting the tweet of the Congress leader!
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Taking to Twitter, the senior Congress leader said, “Far more dangerous than Omicron is “O Mitron”! We are measuring the consequences of the latter every day in increased polarisation, promotion of hatred & bigotry, insidious assaults on the Constitution & the weakening of our democracy. There is no “milder variant” of this virus.”His tweet came minutes after Prime Minister NarendraModi addressed the media ahead of the start of the Parliament’s Budget session.
Shashi’s comments also come in the backdrop of the recent New York Times report which claimed that India bought Pegasus spyware as part of a USD 2 billion defence deal with Israel in 2017. Earlier when asked about the issue, ShashiTharoor, who is also the chairman of the parliamentary panel on communications and information technology, had said that the government has chosen not to be responsive to the IT Committee about Pegasus, and the stand was taken by a number of BJP members – not to permit a quorum when the issue was to be discussed – has also meant that the Committee has made no headway in establishing the facts.
“The Supreme Court is pursuing the matter and I wish it well. If our government has used Pegasus in the manner alleged it would be a very grave threat to our democracy,” Shashi added.
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