Till date, the only person to laugh on in the Congress party was son Rahul Gandhi, but it seems the super intellectual, vocabulary man, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor has joined in the race. Tharoor is known for his tweets about matters of national and international concern. It is on Tuesday that he shared a fake newspaper cutout showing how 'funny' he can be at times!
The Thiruvananthapuram MP tweeted what appeared to be a newspaper clipping of a matrimonial advertisement, dated June 4, 2021. The purported ad has since been fact-checked by several publications and has been found to be fake. In this, a self-employed Roman Catholic woman sought an alliance with a man of her faith, but there was an added condition.
The text of the photo says the woman had already received both doses of Covishield vaccine and was looking for a potential groom, who was also vaccinated like her. "Vaccinated bride seeks vaccinated groom! No doubt the preferred marriage gift will be a booster shot!? Is this going to be our New Normal", Tharoor captioned the picture without mentioning the newspaper or the daily.
This tweet has done anything but shown how lame can Congress people act when it comes to even cracking the jokes. Using fake images, criticising some serious issues like vaccination seems a big joke for them. And then they are of course free to pin point the BJP led government for shortages of vaccines, the supplementary arrangements for shots and more. It's high time for Congress to grow up!
According to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday, India reported less than one lakh new coronavirus infections after a gap of 63 days, while the daily positivity rate dropped to 4.62 per cent. On Monday, a single day rise of 86,498 cases was registered, the lowest in 66 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,89,96,473. The death count climbed to 3,51,309 with 2,123 daily deaths, the lowest in around 47 days, the data updated at 8 am showed.