Shashi Tharoor mocks ‘Miss World’ Manushi Chhillar

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor used newly selected Miss World 2017, Manushi Chillar to take a dig at the Modi government over demonetization issue and on doing so he invited trouble for himself. Tharoor mocked the Modi govt using Manushi’s name which intern insulted the new Miss World who brought pride to the country.

Yesterday, Shashi Tharoor had tweeted, "What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP should have realised that Indian cash dominates the globe: look, even our Chhillar has become Miss World!"

Social media users highly miffed with Shashi Tharoor for making such derogatory remark against Manushi. When things went out of control, Shashsi Tharoor again tweeted and apologized for his remark and asked the users to be chill.

He tweeted# Guess the pun IS the lowest form of humour, & the bilingual pun lower still! Apologies to the many who seem to have been righteously offended by a light-hearted tweet today. Certainly no offence was meant to a bright young girl whose answer i've separately praised. Please: Chill!

He further praised the beauty# You're a class act, @ManushiChhillar! Beautiful, smart & uncommonly gracious too. Still, if any offence was caused to any member of your family, sincere apologies. Like every Indian, I'm proud of you. …

Today, Manushi Chhillar responded to Shashi Tharoor's jibe and proved she's really a ‘chhillar’. In a tweet, Manushi Chhillar said, "A girl who has just won the World isn't going to be upset over a tongue-in-cheek remark. 'Chillar' talk is just small change - let's not forget the 'chill' within Chhillar."

Manushi in her tweet tagged the Times Group MD Vineet Jain who said people need to learn to be more tolerant towards light-hearted humour.

Vineet Jain# I saw @ShashiTharoor tweet regarding @ManushiChhillar . I wasn’t offended even though she is a times girl. We need to learn to be more TOLERANT towards light hearted HUMOUR. #MissWorld2017#MissIndia

National commission for women condemned Tharoor’s tweet# “He degraded the achievement of daughter of #haryana and #India who got glory to the country. Will he call his own daughter chillar? He must apologize immediately,” the NCW tweeted.

Television heartthrob Karan Patel lashes out at Tharoor for his cheap tweet. He wrote, "Sashi Tharoor Apne Pichvade Pe Laat  Khaayega Zaroor ".