Map error, typo takes shine away from Tharoor manifesto – The New Indian Express

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By Express press service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Shashi Tharoor once again stood out with ‘Think Tomorrow, Think Tharoor’, his cleverly crafted 13-page manifesto for the Congressional presidential election, though a mistake and typo tarnished it ‘glow. The booklet contained a map of India without the parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and the MP for Thiruvananthapuram apologized “unconditionally” for the blunder.

“Nobody does such things on purpose. A small team of volunteers got it wrong. We rectified it immediately and I unconditionally apologize for the error,” he tweeted. Earlier in 2019, in his tweet about attending a rally in Kozhikode against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Citizen Register, Tharoor shared a “distorted” map of India on Twitter. The country’s northernmost territory was missing from the map.

A typo, “Think Tomorror, Think Tharoor” also popped up in the manifesto. A key point he endorses is a two-year term for the President of Congress. He says the party leader should be accessible to everyone and should interact regularly with party workers.

Tharoor also calls for decentralization so that the party devolves power to state, district and bloc leaders and empowers grassroots workers. He also promised to implement the “one person, one position” ideology and uphold the principles of secularism and a “strong and confident foreign policy”.

Tharoor said the youngsters, among whom he has many fans, should be given a chance. He added that more leadership roles should be given to women. In the last three Lok Sabha elections, Tharoor’s campaign in Thiruvananthapuram has been run by his own team, with outside agencies carrying out the task in place of the local party leadership. The leadership of the Thiruvananthapuram District Congress joined only towards the end, without getting too involved.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Shashi Tharoor once again stood out with ‘Think Tomorrow, Think Tharoor’, his cleverly crafted 13-page manifesto for the Congressional presidential election, though a mistake and typo tarnished it ‘glow. The booklet contained a map of India without the parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and the MP for Thiruvananthapuram apologized “unconditionally” for the blunder. “Nobody does such things on purpose. A small team of volunteers got it wrong. We rectified it immediately and I unconditionally apologize for the error,” he tweeted. Earlier in 2019, in his tweet about attending a rally in Kozhikode against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Citizen Register, Tharoor shared a “distorted” map of India on Twitter. The country’s northernmost territory was missing from the map. A typo, “Think Tomorror, Think Tharoor” also popped up in the manifesto. A key point he endorses is a two-year term for the President of Congress. He says the party leader should be accessible to everyone and should interact regularly with party workers. Tharoor also calls for decentralization so that the party devolves power to state, district and bloc leaders and empowers grassroots workers. He also promised to implement the “one person, one position” ideology and uphold the principles of secularism and a “strong and confident foreign policy”. Tharoor said the youngsters, among whom he has many fans, should be given a chance. He added that more leadership roles should be given to women. In the last three Lok Sabha elections, Tharoor’s campaign in Thiruvananthapuram has been run by his own team, with outside agencies carrying out the task in place of the local party leadership. The leadership of the Thiruvananthapuram District Congress joined only towards the end, without getting too involved.

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