Political War Over Modi’s Claim
Responding to the Prime Minister, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor tweeted to say that “everyone knew who liberated Bangladesh”.
“International education: our PM is giving Bangladesh a taste of Indian ‘fake news’. The absurdity is that everyone knows who liberated Bangladesh,” Tharoor tweeted on 26 March.
Later, however, he apologised, saying that his reaction was based on “quick reading of headlines and tweets”.
“I don’t mind admitting when I’m wrong. Yesterday, on the basis of a quick reading of headlines &tweets, I tweeted “everyone knows who liberated Bangladesh,” implying thatad omitted to acknowledge Indira Gandhi. It turns out he did. Sorry,” said Tharoor in another tweet on 27 March.
Congress leader, Jairam Ramesh too, took a dig at Modi.
BJP leader Amit Malviya, however, dismissed the ‘allegations’ as many trended #LieLikeModi on Twitter.