Apart from being a politician, Shashi Tharoor is also famous for his impeccable English that leaves his fans on Twitter awe-struck. His choice of words never fails to catch attention and often sends social media into a tizzy. But the Congress candidate has made some silly typos in the affidavits submitted along with his nomination papers.
Tharoor submitted three sets of nominations, each supported by an affidavit, to the returning officer. A candidate can submit up to a maximum of four nominations, though the EC would accept only one. The first sentence of an affidavit says his candidature was for election to the “House of Pepole!” More interestingly, the candidate’s name has been wrongly spelt as “Shahi Tharoor.”
In another affidavit, his party is “Indian Nationa Congress.” His highest educational qualification, as shown in one affidavit, is “PhD Law and Diplomacy” from the “Flecher School of Law and Diplomacy” while the actual name of the US-based graduate school is “The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.” Vazhuthacaud, the place where he resides in the city, has been written three different ways–“Vazhuthacadu”, “Vazhthacadu” and “Vazuthacadu.” GJ Condor Marigold, his apartment, is written as “Mary Gold” in some places.
Thiruvananthapuram has become “Thiruvanthpuram” in one affidavit. Tharoor’s office later confirmed that the affidavit was prepared by a team of professionals comprising chartered accountants and legal experts. “The team was assigned by the party and the candidate just put his signature on all pages,” a personal staffer said.