Using the surname of new Miss World Manushi Chhillar, leader of Congress party Shashi Tharoor attempted to attack the Centre on Demonetization, and by doing this, he invited for himself a robust criticism from the chief ministers of Haryana Government.
Kavita Jain, Minister of Haryana Women and Child Development, stated, “Mr. Shashi Tharoor indulged in reckless and callous wordplay on new Miss World Manushi Chhillar.”
Kavita Jain asked Mr. Shashi Tharoor to ask for an apology for giving such statement about the new Miss World. She said, “The new Miss World Manushi Chhillar, a Haryana born girl, is not just a pride for the state but is the pride for the entire nation.”
“By questioning the self-respect of our daughters, Mr. Tharoor has just exposed his small and spoiled thinking he has towards the daughters of our nation. He has not only questioned the pride of our nation but also the brave community of ‘Chillars’,” Ms. Kavita Jain said.
“It is a very sad to see a leader of Congress party saying such things, when their own party is led by a woman. A leader whose own party’s leader is a woman does not respects a women then this is actually a matter of deep shame. It is because of such thinking that the Congress is losing their base in the country,” Ms Kavita further added.
Shashi Tharoor was also criticized by Capt. Abhimanyu, the Finance Minister of Haryana. “Mr. Shashi Tharoor must apologize for his comments and such shameless comment must be withdrawn at once”. Abhimanyu also said in his tweet “Shashi Tharoor can go so low, can’t believe it.”
Later, Mr. Shashi Tharoor apologized for his remarks on the new Miss World Manushi Chhillar saying what he said was just a “light hearted” comment, and then praised Manushi.
On a micro blogging website, Shashi Tharoor said, “The globe is dominated by the Indian cash, just look even our Chhillar has become Miss World; what a mistake was it to demonetize our currency by BJP.” Mr. Shashi Tharoor emphasized on the word “Chillar” in Hindi its meaning is “loose change”.