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Wednesday, 08 July 2020 4.37 PM IST

'Was Nehru a Muslim?': Tharoor trolled on social media for Twitter gaffe

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor faced backlash on social media for his description of a photograph in which he poses with two children dressed as India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and social reformer Ayyankali.

While tweeting the photo, the Thiruvananthapuram MP seems to have misunderstood took the boy dressed as Nehru to a member of Muslim community. Tharoor tweet was: “Two Thiruvananthapuram kids dressed up as embodiments of Hindu-Muslim unity!”

Twitterati were quick to point out the mistake, questioning Tharoor how Nehru became a Muslim.

This is not the first time Tharoor committed a gaffe on social media. Tharoor had earlier tweeted a photograph of former PM Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi waving to crowds from their motorcade, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Texas, captioning it as a picked clicked in the US. But actually it was a pic from 1955 visit of Nehru and Indira to the Soviet Union.

There was another incident when he shared a map of India that didn't show PoK (Pak Occupid Kashmir) as Indian territory.

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