NCW to summon Tharoor for his tweet on Miss World 2017

ANI | Updated: Nov 19, 2017 19:38 IST

New Delhi [India], November 19 (ANI): The National Commission of Women (NCW) on Sunday said it would summon Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for his 'derogatory and degrading' tweet on newly-crowned Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar.

A series of tweets by NCW read, "NCW condemn the tweet of @INCIndia leader @ShashiTharoor. He degraded the achievement of daughter of #haryana and #India who got glory to the country. Will he call his own daughter chillar? He must apologize immediately. NCWIndia will summon Shashi Tharoor to commission on his derogatory and degrading tweet on our pride Manushi Chhillar. She got fame and name to country by winning Miss World crown."

Tharoor's witty tweet on the newly crowned Miss World 2017 backfired on him, when the twitterati slammed him for comparing Manushi's surname to 'loose change'.

Tharoor had tweeted, "What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP should have realised that Indian cash dominates the globe: look, even our Chhillar has become Miss World!"

But prior to this announcement by NCW, Tharoor had already taken to Twitter to issue a clarification on his tweet by saying that "no offence was meant" to her and asked people to 'chill'.

Tharoor's tweet read: "Guess the pun IS the lowest form of humour, & the bilingual pun lower still! Apologies to the many who seem to have been righteously offended by a light-hearted tweet today. Certainly no offence was meant to a bright young girl whose answer i've separately praised. Please: Chill!."

Tharoor had earlier praised Chillar for her "terrific answer" on the final round of Miss World.

"What a terrific answer by this bright young woman -- a real credit to Indian values! #missworldmanushi," he tweeted. (ANI)