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Shashi Tharoor’s Congress president poll manifesto carries distorted India map

Shashi Tharoor's office later corrected the omission, and a fresh version now includes the official map of India.

shashi tharoorShashi Tharoor files his nomination papers as Congress party president. (Express photo by Anil Sharma(

An initial version of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s manifesto for the upcoming elections for party president showed a distorted map of India, with parts of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh omitted from it.

His office later corrected the omission, and a fresh version now includes the official map of India. Tharoor apologised “unconditionally” for the error and said, “No one does such things on purpose.”

Tharoor’s manifesto includes ‘ten tenets’ to ‘revitalise’ Congress. These include decentralisation, ‘reimagining’ the role of AICC, broadening participation, ‘reinvigorating’ election management, and increased focus on youth. On page four of the manifesto, under decentralisation, a distorted version of India’s map was printed.

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The Thiruvananthapuram MP filed his nomination papers for presidential candidature on Friday morning. Others in the race include veteran leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and K N Tripathi. Currently, Kharge, 80, is being seen as the favourite to win the election.

First published on: 30-09-2022 at 05:45:41 pm
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