Shashi Tharoor Does ‘Damage Control’, Posts Pics With Only Male MPs After Recent Backlash

Yesterday, Shashi Tharoor faced significant backlash online after he posted a picture alongside a couple of female MPs including Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan and called the parliament an “attractive place of work”. People called his post “sexist” and slammed him for reducing female members of the parliament to mere “decorative items”.

However, in what is being called ‘damage control’, Shashi Tharoor took to social media today to post pictures alongside only male members of the parliament, reports The Indian Express.

“More comradeship in Parliament as MPs assemble this morning, but no one expects these to go viral…Though I am an equal-opportunity offender!” he tweeted.

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Many people online called it a “cover-up” and pointed out how the politician used the term “attractive” while addressing the women and “comradeship” while addressing men. Here’s how some reacted to his tweet:


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