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‘O Mitron’ more dangerous than Omicron: Shashi Tharoor

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday seemed to make a jibe at PM Narendra Modi’s popular phrase ‘Mitron’ that he uses in his speeches to address the nation. He said that ‘O Mitron’ is far more dangerous than Omicron.

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“Far more dangerous than #Omicron is ‘O Mitron’! We are measuring the consequences of the latter every day in increased polarisation, promotion of hatred & bigotry, insidious assaults on the Constitution & the weakening of our democracy. There is no “milder variant” of this virus,” he tweeted.

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Earlier on Saturday, Tharor had shared a video of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and said the latter had no idea how much damage he had caused to the country. “This country has been turned into a graveyard,” Tharoor had said.

The Congress party has been on the offensive over the Pegasus issue, accusing the central government of snooping on citizens using military-grade spyware. The Pegasus row, which is being monitored by a Supreme Court-appointed panel, has gained momentum after a New York Times report claimed that the Indian and Israeli governments “had agreed on the sale of a package of sophisticated weapons and intelligence gear worth roughly $2 billion — with Pegasus and a missile system as the centerpieces”.

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Tharoor’s tweet came when President Ram Nath Kovind was listing the achievements of the central government during the joint sitting of parliament. The President said that the government considers the ideals of Dr BR Ambedkar as its guiding principle, adding that “democracy is not just a form of the government, democracy’s base is a sense of respect for people.”

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