Chhillar Row: Angry NCW instructs Tharoor to apologise 'properly'

New Delhi,Nov 20: National Commission of Women (NCW) has reacted to Shahshi Tharoor's apology which, it feels is not genuine. Says Rekha Sharma, NCW Chief on Shashi Tharoor's tweet on Miss World Manushi Chhillar, "I was thinking to summon him but he apologised but his apologies aren't genuine. It seems he's telling people to chill after apologising. I would suggest him he must apologise properly to the nation. He hasn't hit below the belt only the girl but also the nation because she got fame and name to the nation. Summon doesn't mean we want to go to police or book him,we just want him to realise what he said was wrong.

 Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's attempt to attack the Centre over demonetisation using the surname of new Miss World Manushi Chhillar backfired with the National Commission for Women deciding to summon him over his "derogatory" remark.

Condemning Tharoor's comment, the NCW had also demanded that he should apologise for allegedly degrading the achievement of Chhillar.

Tharoor apologised over his remark, which, he said was a "light-hearted" comment and also praised Chhillar.

However, it was not clear if he apologised after the NCW took serious view of the tweet.

"What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP should have realised that Indian cash dominates the globe: look, even our Chhillar has become Miss World!," Tharoor said on the micro-blogging site, apparently punning on the word 'chillar', which in Hindi means "loose change" 

"@NCWIndia will summon @ShashiTharoor to commission on his derogatory and degrading tweet on our pride @ManushiChhillar. She got fame and name to country by winning #MissWorld crown," the commission had said on Twitter.

Tharoor apologised, stressing that no offence was meant to the "bright young girl".

News24Bureau with Agencies