An early version of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s manifesto for the upcoming elections to the party president showed a distorted map of India, with parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh removed from it.
His office later corrected the omission, and a new version now includes an official map of India. Tharoor apologized “unconditionally” for the error and said, “No one intentionally does such things.”
Re the troll storm on a manifesto map: No one does such things on purpose. A small team of volunteers made a mistake. We rectified it immediately &I apologise unconditionally for the error. Here’s the manifesto:
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 30, 2022
Tharoor’s manifesto contains ‘ten principles’ to ‘revive’ the Congress. These include decentralisation, ‘reimagining’ the role of the AICC, broadening participation, ‘reviving’ election management and a greater focus on youth. On page four of the manifesto, under decentralisation, a distorted version of the map of India was printed.
The Thiruvananthapuram MP filed his nomination papers for the presidential candidature on Friday morning. Others in the race include veteran leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and K N Tripathi. At present, 80-year-old Kharge is being seen as a strong contender to win the election.