Senior Congress chief Shashi Tharoor on Sunday took a swipe at JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar over his newest volte-face after he walked out of the Mahagathbandhan authorities in Bihar, dubbing him as a “snollygoster” or a shrewd and unprincipled politician.
He shared his social media submit from 2017 when Mr Kumar had damaged away from the Mahagathbandhan or the grand alliance in Bihar with the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress and returned to the BJP regardless of being foes for a very long time.
“Phrase of the day! Definition of *snollygoster* US dialect: a shrewd, unprincipled politician. First Recognized Use: 1845. Most up-to-date use: 26/7/17,” Mr Tharoor had tweeted in 2017.
<Sigh!> Did not realise it could be the Phrase of One other Day too ! #Snollygosterhttps://t.co/W6KKVrGb5i
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) January 28, 2024
Tagging that submit, the previous Union minister stated Sunday in a submit of X, ” Did not realise it could be the Phrase of One other Day too!#snollygoster.”
The prolific creator and man of many letters, identified for throwing in obscure English phrases into social media lexicon, has used snollygoster earlier as nicely.
In 2017, he had tweeted the phrase in an obvious reference to Kumar switching sides to the BJP. He did so once more in 2019 when BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as chief minister of Maharashtra with Nationalist Congress Occasion’s Ajit Pawar seemingly switching over to assist a BJP-led authorities.
In November 2022, Mr Tharoor had taken a swipe at party-hopping politicians in India by posting a video of a chameleon altering shades because it climbs a colour-banded pole and threw within the not often used phrase snollygoster.
His sharp-witted jibe had then come within the backdrop of a number of politicians switching sides forward of the Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat meeting polls.
The Congress on Sunday in contrast Bihar Kumar to a “chameleon”, and stated the individuals of the state won’t ever forgive him for his “betrayal”.
The celebration was reacting to Kumar’s determination to resign as Bihar chief minister and leaving the Mahagathbandhan alliance within the state and in addition dealing a physique blow to the opposition bloc INDIA.
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