29/12/2009

Tharoor’s tweet attracts controversy

Shashi Tharoor campaigning in ThiruvananthapuramImage via Wikipedia
Shashi Tharoor finds himself once again defending his use of Twitter, a microblogging site, to criticise his government's move to tighten rules for long-term tourist visas.

Shashi Tharoor questioned the logic behind the tougher rules, saying the "Issue is not security vs tourism, but whether visa restrictions protect our security. 26/11 killers had no visas."

This however, has not gone down well with the Foreign Minister S.M Krishna. Krishna in fact chided Tharoor for discussing such sensitive foreign policy issues on the Internet.

Shashi Tharoor in turn defended himself by saying that he was attempting to draw attention to debate on security.

The former UN undersecretary general is yet to learn that the Indian politician despises transparency and debate on national issues. 
 
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