Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor invited a troll for himself on Twitter after he failed to recognise National Award-winner lyricist and comedian Varun Grover. Tharoor posted a clipping of Grover reciting a poetry condemning the Citizenship Amendment with a caption and wrote: "I don't know who this brilliant poet is, but 'hum kagaz nahin dikhayenge' is destined to be one of the most powerful anthems of the #CAA_NRC Protests (sic)!"
Grover had on Saturday shared the poetry 'We won't show our papers' on his Twitter. He had written: "Inspired by the spirit of every protester and Indian-lover. With hat-tips to Rahat Indori saab and the Bangla slogans (There is no copyright on these words -- feel free to use them, adapt, sing, modify, create)." The 55-second clip of Varun Grover got 617.3K views, 23.9K retweets and 50.6K likes.
Many Twitter users criticised Shashi Tharoor over his tweet.
He is Varun Grover, script writter of Sacred Games, Lyricist and Satirist— Sam (@Andh_Bhakts) December 21, 2019
His name is Varun Grover and he's a well known writer, lyricist and stand up comedian who has written films like Masaan & Sacred Games and is also a part of a trio known as Aisi Taisi Democracy that puts out political comedy and songs of protest.— Aditya (@Adi_Mukerjee) December 21, 2019
Please do check out his work. :)
It’s very unfortunate of you to not know who Varun Grover is— Sushmit Sarkar (@sushmitsarkar) December 21, 2019
@varungrover has played better opposition. To Govt than Congress in last few years !! More power to you Varun !!— Amit Dandhare (@ubiamyth) December 21, 2019