‘Nobody does this intentionally’: Shashi Tharoor’s apology on the map

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who received backlash on social media for releasing his manifesto (for the competition) with a map of India which does not have parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, apologized for it and said that ‘ Nobody did that. intentionally’.

He also said that the mistakes have been rectified and he has posted the correct manifesto in English and Hindi on his official Twitter handle.

Taking to Twitter, Tharoor said, “Redo the troll storm on the manifesto map: no one does things like this intentionally. A small team of volunteers made a mistake. We corrected it immediately and made up for the error.” I apologize unconditionally. Here is the manifesto.”

There is also a typo on the last page of the document. Many on social media have called it “hugely unwise” and “shameful”. The senior Congress leader has over 8 million Twitter followers.

manifesto With the tagline ‘Think Tomorrow, Think Tharoor’ features a map with a network of dots representing the Congress presence in different parts of India. However, the map is different from the official map of India which includes parts of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh occupied by Pakistan and China. Meanwhile, on the last page, yesterday is misspelled as yesterday.

In another similar incident, he had shared some materials released by the Kerala Congress to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which also showed the wrong map of India in 2019.

Later, Tharoor deleted the tweet after leaders like BJP’s IT cell and Sambit Patra criticized it. He said that the map “shows not the region but the people of India”.

The 66-year-old filed his nomination at the office of Congress’s Central Election Authority Madhusudan Mistry on Friday, the last day of the nomination process for the top post in the Gandhi family-dominated party.

Tharoor, seen as a rebel and one of a group of 23 leaders who wrote to Sonia Gandhi in 2020 demanding massive reforms, now takes on veteran Mallikarjun Kharge, widely regarded as senior leader. Is considered backed by and is tipped to win.

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