Shashi Tharoor criticises PM Modi's taking army salute with lotus symbol on

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Bengaluru, Dec 10: Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter for taking the army's salute wearing a blazer bearing the symbol of his party, the BJP.

Tharoor said in a Twitter remark that he posted along with the photograph of the prime minister receiving salute with an army jawan: "A bit taken aback to see a PM taking the salute wearing a party symbol. I beg @PMOIndia not to politicise the Army."

The post, which was retweeted 240 times and favourited 146 times at the time of writing this report, also drew ire from a number of people.

Tharoor criticises PM over lotus symbol

One of the replies to Tharoor's tweet said: "By that Logic, the hand should not be used for salutes, as it also denotes a party of 44 symbol".

Another reply to the Thiruvananthapuram MP read: "And your wife died when you politicised ur personal along with ISIsation & adulteration of the same. Pathetic!"

"...your party has been at the forefront calling Modi a BJP PM and not India's PM. Just a reminder," read another.

There were also a couple of tweets supporting Tharoor's observation but they were clearly outnumbered.

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