Shashi Tharoor Vs Varun Gandhi Over Indian Flag Amid US Capitol Chaos

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Shashi Tharoor Vs Varun Gandhi Over Indian Flag Amid US Capitol Chaos

Vincent Xavier, who swayed the Indian flag at Capitol Hill, is a Shashi Tharoor backer.

New Delhi:

The Indian flag fluttering in a sea of banners in the course of the US Capitol siege on Thursday sparked a lot debate – and a few amusement – on social media. Reactions ranged from anger and dismay to plain curiosity concerning the flag-waver.

A pointy trade between Congress chief Shashi Tharoor and BJP MP Varun Gandhi drew quite a lot of consideration.

It began off with Varun Gandhi’s Twitter put up by which he, like many others, requested why the Tricolour was even current at Capitol Hill at that second.

Quoting Mr Gandhi’s tweet, the Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram stated, “…there are some Indians with the identical mentality because the Trumpist mob.”

Inside an hour, Mr Gandhi replied saying, “Today, it is change into too straightforward to deride Indians for utilizing our flag to showcase our pleasure in our nation. On the identical time, it is also too straightforward to make use of the flag for nefarious functions. Sadly, most liberals have flagrantly ignored warnings of its misuse in anti-national protests (eg in JNU) in India as effectively. It’s a image of pleasure for us, and we venerate it with out due regard to any ‘mentality’.”

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Quickly, the one that had apparently waved the Indian flag at Capitol Hill posted a tweet himself and addressed it to each Mr Tharoor and Mr Gandhi. Within the pinned tweet, Vincent Xavier, who had posted Fb photographs and movies of him as a part of the mob that swarmed the US Capitol, wrote: “American patriots – Vietnamese, Indian, Korean & Iranian origins, & from so many different nations & races, who imagine large voter fraud has occurred joined rally yesterday in solidarity with Trump. Peaceable protestors who have been exercising our rights!”

This morning, a brand new twist emerged as some claimed on social media that Mr Xavier, a local of Kerala, is a supporter of Shashi Tharoor and likewise had met with him lately in Washington DC.

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Mr Gandhi then used these posts and photographs to query Mr Tharoor.

Over to Mr Tharoor.

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