Former UN Under Secretary General turned politician and author Dr. Shashi Tharoor’s official Twitter account is extremely entertaining. He is a. From politics to personal ideas, he tweets about a wide range of topics in the most eloquent manner possible. What draws people’s attention, though, is his unique use of uncommon phrases, scathing remarks, clever puns and tons of sarcasm.
On Monday, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor appeared to take a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and PM Modi by equating the Omicron coronavirus strain with ‘O Mitron,’ a word frequently used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at rallies and events. Tharoor remarked on Twitter that ‘O Mitron’ is significantly more dangerous than Omicron, and that there is “no milder variant of this virus.”
Tharoor has been criticising the administration for its polarisation policies quite frequently. On January 29, the Thiruvananthapuram MP uploaded a video of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and accused him of polarisation, stating the Uttar Pradesh chief minister had no idea how much damage he had done to the country.
This new comment of his came on the same day that Parliament’s Budget session began on Monday, in the midst of an intense campaign for Assembly elections in five states.
Tharoor’s statement also comes around the time when President Ram Nath Kovind was outlining the accomplishments of the central administration during the joint session of parliament. The administration, according to the President, is guided by Dr. BR Ambedkar’s beliefs, as he said that “democracy is not just a form of the government, democracy’s base is a sense of respect for people.”