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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s selfie with women MPs spark row

11:55 PM Nov 29, 2021 | FPJ Bureau

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday posted a selfie with six women MPs on Twitter with the caption: ‘Who says the Lok Sabha isn’t an attractive place to work?’, triggering a controversy, with National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma tweeting: “You are demeaning their contribution in parliament and politics by making them an object of attraction. Stop objectifying women in parliament.”

Tharoor, meanwhile, defended his selfie and posted: “The whole selfie thing was done (at the women MPs’ initiative) in great good humour & it was they who asked me to tweet it in the same spirit. I am sorry some people are offended but I was happy to be roped in to this show of workplace camaraderie.”

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