A string of bizarre tweets were sent out from minister of state for human resource development Shashi Tharoor’s Twitter handle on Wednesday evening, creating an instant buzz on social media websites.
Shashi. I'm not crying any more. I'm not falling to pieces. I'm more lucid than ever. How little I knew you became visible to me.@mehrtarar— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) January 15, 2014
You unfollowed me. You don't RT me and you don't answer me on twitter. I can live with your favourites. I have your personal validation— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) January 15, 2014
have your personal validation of my words, I don't need any public one. For that I will wait until we are together publically really mehr— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) January 15, 2014
Sorry folks, my @Twitter account has been hacked & will be temporarily deactivated. Bear with me while we solve this.— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) January 15, 2014
The hacked tweets, with wacky mention of a romantic connect between Pakistan columnist Mehr Tarar and Tharoor, were followed by a tweet from the minister’s wife Sunanda Pushkar’s account, which also seemed to have been hacked.
I am sending @mehrtars bbbm msgs to the works to see what a horrible woman she is and how she iis stalking my husband— SunandaPTharoor (@sptvrock) January 15, 2014
A surprised Tarar also tweeted as she sought to clarify the incident from her standpoint. The minister later told his followers that his microblogging account had been
Okay. What's going on? Who's tweeting to me? I had an 'affair' with Shashi Tharoor and he's tweeting to me??? How does that work?— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) January 15, 2014
I know Shashi T& respect him greatly. Hv tweeted/written abt it openly.Feel awful abt wht's being tweeted. Maybe @TwitterIndia shld check?— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) January 15, 2014
Enough already.I've always praised Shashi Tharoor OPENLY on twitter.Wrote an oped on him.Reviewed his bk.FTed twts.Only b/c NOTHING to hide— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) January 15, 2014