30 September, New Delhi Shashi Tharoor’s election manifesto has a map of India but leaves off parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, causing controversy on Friday.
According to the news agency ANI, he released a corrected version. Social media users, particularly on Twitter, where he has more than 8 million followers, called attention to the inaccurate map. Many called it “a terrible error,” and “disgusting behavior,” while others charged him with inciting strife.
Shashi Tharoor, a former union minister, was involved in a map-in-a-booklet incident for the second time in three years. He disseminated advertising materials from a Kerala Congress demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in December 2019 that had a comparable issue. After the BJP’s IT Cell and officials like Sambit Patra attacked him, he deleted that tweet.
In relation to the most recent controversy, he utilized a map with a network of dots to represent Congress units spread over India in his manifesto booklet, which bore the slogan “Think Tomorrow, Think Tharoor.” It was different from the official map of India, which shows Pakistan and China-occupied territory in Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh.
In the polls for the Congress, Shashi Tharoor is the major rival of Mallikarjun Kharge, the party’s Rajya Sabha leader, who is currently in the lead due to what appears to be support from the Gandhis.