New Delhi : A ‘war’ has broken out on Twitter between Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor and Republican Party of India President and Union Minister Ramdas Athawale. It started with a tweet by Tharoor in which he was misspelled two words. Athawale caught this mistake of his and took a jibe at Tharoor and retweeted his mistakes on Twitter. Now Shashi Tharoor has hit back on this and linked it to JNU. The first tweet was done by Shashi Tharoor, in which he shared a photo of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. In this picture, Ramdas Athawale is also seen sitting behind Sitharaman. Tharoor wrote, ‘The budget debate lasted for about two hours. The surprised expressions on the face of Minister Ramdas Athawale are telling everything. Even the people sitting in the front row are not believing the claims of the Finance Minister regarding the economy and the budget.
Athawale caught Tharoor’s mistakesAthawale answered his taunt in his own style. Athawale wrote, ‘Dear Shashi Tharoor ji, it is said that mistakes are bound to happen while giving unnecessary statements. Here ‘Bydget’ will not be BUDGET, and rely will be ‘reply’! But we can understand!’ Shashi Tharoor is known for his excellent English. Often he surprises everyone by using new and big words of English. But Athawale put his ‘class’ on Twitter.
Shashi Tharoor gave ‘JNU’ angle to the matterIn response, Shashi Tharoor accepted his mistakes. He attributed this to careless typing. In his tweet, Tharoor wrote, ‘Careless typing is a bigger sin than bad English! But since you are teaching, there is someone in JNU who can take advantage of your tuition. Shashi Tharoor was referring to Shantisree Dhulipudi Pandit, the new Vice Chancellor of JNU, who faced criticism for grammatical mistakes in the press release.
[Attribution to NBT]