Senior Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor is said to be well versed in English. His written words in English sometimes put good translators in trouble. But on Thursday, it was Ramdas Athawale, President of the Republican Party of India and Union Minister, who gave English lesson to Tharoor, who is often in the news for his rhyming speeches in Parliament.
In fact, Tharoor tweeted a photo of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in which Ramdas Athawale is also seen sitting behind him. Tharoor wrote, “Nearly two-hour rely to the Bydget debate. The stunned & incredulous expression on Minister @RamdasAthawale’s face says it all: even the Treasury benches can’t believe FinMin @nsitharaman’s claims about the economy & her Budget!”
Athawale points out spelling mistakes in Tharoor’s tweet
In response, Athawale quipped, “Dear Shashi Tharoor ji, they say one is bound to make mistakes while making unnecessary claims and statements. It’s not “Bydget” but BUDGET. Also, not rely but “reply”! Well, we understand!”
Athawale is known to crack light-hearted couplets on social and political issues in Parliament. Tharoor, on the other hand, is known for his dexterity with the English language. The former tutoring the latter on English took Twitter by storm and the conversation between the two was widely shared on the microblogging site.