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Shashi Tharoor’s Onam Tweet Starts Meme Fest; Politician Joins The Fun


New Delhi: With over 8 million followers, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is quite a favourite of the netizens. The best part is that he takes jokes on him sportingly and often joins the fun himself.

The Thiruvananthapuram MP shared his Onam celebration pictures on Twitter, which have become the latest meme trend on social media. Netizens decided to creatively crop MP’s photos into different scenarios. Sure enough, Tharoor joined in on the fun, retweeting his favourites.

Among the many pictures shared by the politician was that of Tharoor, clad in a yellow kurta and white ‘mundu’, breaking a coconut at a temple in Kerala. “Offered a ‘Niramala’ at the Elevanchery Bhagavathy Kshetram a few minutes from my ancestral home (where I also smashed a ritual coconut and prayed to the Naga gods worshipped by all Nairs). Onam blessings to all especially those suffering in these troubled times,” tweeted Tharoor while sharing the pictures.

Within no time, the 65-year-old politician’s were cropped in some hilarious scenarios — fielding in a cricket ground, performing Bharatnatyam or pouring tea.

Amused by the memes, the senior politician reshared some. “There are many of these memes going around using the pic of me ritually smashing a coconut. I don’t know who dreams them up by they are often very funny. This one is one of my favourites.”