India Gandhi ya Indira Gandhi? Shashi Tharoor's gaffe sets Twitter abuzz
New Delhi, Sep 24: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor posted a picture of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and Indira Gandhi waving to crowds during their visit to the Soviet Union reportedly with a false claim that it from the United States.
Tharoor's post on Gandhi's US visit in 1954 was to counter Narendra Modi's mega-event at NRG Stadium in Houston with US President Donald Trump.
"Nehru & India Gandhi in the US in 1954. Look at the hugely enthusiastic spontaneous turnout of the American public, without any special PR campaign, NRI crowd management or hyped-up media publicity," Tharoor wrote.
After Tharoor misspelt 'Indira' as 'India,' several twitter users pointed it out the gaffe and 'India Gandhi' soon became a trending hashtag on the platform. Some were even quick in pointing that picture was not from USA 1954 but Moscow 1956.
That is Moscow. Same Moscow which sent millions of rubles to Mrs. Indira Gandhi and her cabinet ministers.— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) September 24, 2019
Same Moscow which paid and controlled CWC to impose emergency.
Same Moscow which Mrs. Gandhi almost sold India to.
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Pic 1:-☺️— Sujay Raj (@Sujay__Raj) September 23, 2019
▪️The Pic is not from US, it's from Moscow
▪️The Pic is not of 1954, it's of 1956.
▪️She's not India Gandhi, She's Indira Gandhi
Pic 2:- 😁
▪️According to Shashi Tharoor Sir Nehru & India Gandhi in the US in 1954.
Do Some basic fact check before Spreading ♥️ pic.twitter.com/cA5LXtOQTT
Indira becomes India and— Gita S. Kapoor 🇮🇳 (@GitaSKapoor) September 24, 2019
Russia becomes US for him during after hours. 😁 pic.twitter.com/XLjXuHz3z2
👉The pic is not from US, it's from Moscow (then USSR, now Russia)— Pratik Shinde patil (@pratik_shinde17) September 23, 2019
👉The pic is not of 1954, it's of 1956
👉She's not India Gandhi, she's Indira Gandhi
Do some basic fact checks before spreading Fake News, Mr Farrago @ShashiTharoor 🤣😭😂 pic.twitter.com/YAGJ1xovJa
@ShashiTharoor Nehru was a part of USSR president Nikita khurushchev rally in 1956 Moscow who was newly elected in Russia this huge turnout for him not Nehru.— Sandeep Rajliwal (@Srajliwalbjp) September 24, 2019
Indira Gandhi not India Gandhi also accompanied him
Don't misguide people of India.#TuesdayMotivation #TuesdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/d0i8Vwf4G9
And you wanted to be Secretary General of UN! In that concentration camp called USSR they forced people to keep India on their side! No wonder Nehru and Indira followed USSR! People of India are not Morons to believe you like INC leaders ! @Aabhas24 @prafullaketkar @ShefVaidya https://t.co/GX1HdKFpdV— Manjunath (@Manjnath1960) September 24, 2019