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Congress presidential poll: Shashi Tharoor’s blunder in manifesto, shows distorted map of India

Edited By: Divya Thearia

30 September 2022 (New Delhi): Shashi Tharoor, the candidate for the Congress presidential nomination, revealed the party’s manifesto on Friday, which featured a distorted map of India. The Indian map that serves as the manifesto omits some of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. He showed a distorted map of India and discussed ‘organisational decentralisation.’

Tharoor previously shared a ‘distorted’ map of India on Twitter in 2019

The blunder by Tharoor, who is running for president of the country’s oldest party, does not set a good precedent. Later, Tharoor corrected the error in his election manifesto by replacing it with the correct map of India. This isn’t the first time the Lok Sabha MP has shared a distorted map of India. Tharoor previously shared a ‘distorted’ map of India on Twitter in 2019. The map shared by the Congress leader omitted the country’s northernmost territory.

Tharoor plans to revitalise the party

He shared the cover of a booklet about the Kerala Congress’s protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act in December 2019. (CAA). He later deleted the tweet and apologised for his error. Tharoor has released a manifesto outlining how, he plans to revitalise the party through decentralisation and internal reorganisation if he elected.

Manifesto explains “how we hope to rejuvenate the party: Tharoor

 “Every party requires leadership at all levels, not just at the top. The Congress must empower the party in the states by delegating real authority to PCC Presidents, decentralising authority, and truly empowering the party’s grassroots office-bearers. We must offer a credible alternative to the BJP’s centralization of authority in party and government affairs,” the Congress leader’s manifesto reads.

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