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Ramdas Athawale ‘schools’ Shashi Tharoor on typos; Twitterati give their take on latter’s goof-up

Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the Lok Sabha on Thursday during a discussion on the Budget 2022-2023.

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Shashi Tharoor apart from being the MP of Congress is well known to be a word wizard. An avid user of social media platforms, Tharoor’s posts engage a lot of netizens for being humorous and knowledgeable at the same time. However, this time, Tharoor’s blunder in one of the posts did not escape the audiences’ troll.

Sharing a photo on his Twitter on the Budget session held on Thursday, Shashi Tharoor pointed out the Union Minister, Ramdas Athawale who was present at the session. The photo shows finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman replying to a discussion on Union Budget 2022, where Athawale looked bewildered. Taking a jibe at the Union Minister, Tharoor said that even Athawale’s ‘stunned and incredulous expression’ proves that the treasury bench doubts the finance minister’s claims about the economy and her budget.

Replying to his tweet, Athawale pointed out Tharoor’s typos saying, “Dear Shashi Tharoor ji, they say one is bound to make mistakes while making unnecessary claims and statements.”

This counter-attack made by Athawale gave Twetteratis an open field to attack the word wizard in no time. One of the users said, “Sir you are a Member of Parliament. If a Member of Parliament writes wrong English so imagine how this will affect the students of India. It’s budget not bydget . @nsitharaman @RamdasAthawale  @EduMinOfIndia @dpradhanbjp @ZeeNews @sudhirchaudhary,” while another commented, “Are you smoking something these days….now you want to comment on the facial expression and make it a national issue. First learn to type a tweet with such silly mistakes ‘rely instead of reply’ and ‘Bydget instead of Budget’.”

Here are some of the reactions of the Twitteratis flooding Shashi’s Twitter wall:

The incident followed after Congress, IUML, DMK on Thursday walked out of the Lok Sabha during Nirmala Sitharaman’s speech. Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the Lok Sabha on Thursday during a discussion on the Budget 2022-2023. Sitharaman said in a reply, “In the 2008 financial crisis, India’s GDP took a hit of 2.21 lakh crores in terms of reduced gains. In the recent crisis, India’s GDP lost 9.57 lakh crore. Despite disruption to the supply chain, inflation in 2020-21 was 6.2 per cent, whereas in 2008-09, it was 9.1 per cent.”

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