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  Newsmakers   16 Nov 2017  Shashi Tharoor gets marriage proposal at Delhi Pride Parade, his reply is perfect

Shashi Tharoor gets marriage proposal at Delhi Pride Parade, his reply is perfect

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Nov 16, 2017, 4:16 pm IST
Updated : Nov 16, 2017, 4:16 pm IST

Tharoor has supported LGBTQ rights by introducing a bill to decriminalise homosexuality and arguing in its favour.

Shashi Tharoor never fails to impress (Photo: Instagram)
 Shashi Tharoor never fails to impress (Photo: Instagram)

Known to be articulate and witty, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has been in the news on several occasions in the past few months. Be it adding new words from the English language to the vocabulary of Indians or hitting out at Britain over India’s colonial past, he has won hearts and created a buzz on social media time and again.

Shashi Tharoor’s views on LGBTQ rights were lauded when he introduced a bill to decriminalise homosexuality in parliament. As Delhi witnessed its tenth Queer Pride Parade, one of many colourful placards had something for Tharoor which caught everyone’s attention.

 

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The sign held up by a guy named Surya HK had a marriage proposal for Shashi Tharoor. Everyone wanted the MP to notice the gesture and one e-magazine managed to do so by reaching out to him via Twitter with a picture.

 

Tharoor didn’t disappoint as he responded with a witty reply to the moving message from Surya.

 

In the past Tharoor has argued in favour of LGBTQ rights by citing Shikhandi’s example from Mahabharata to show that homosexuality wasn’t new to India and hitting out at hypocrisy and bigotry around the subject.

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