Shashi Tharoor tweets in support of Chidambaram with yet another big word
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Shashi Tharoor tweets in support of Chidambaram with yet another big word



Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has come in support of his party colleague P Chidambaram. In a tweet posted late Wednesday evening, Tharoor hailed Chidambaram for 'standing up to persecution' and 'character assassination'. And true to his style, he took the opportunity to treat his followers on social media to yet another tongue twister of a word.
 
His tweet, in this instance, referred to a quote by Mr Chidambaram to a newspaper daily last year: "To a person running scared, every shadow will be a demon."

"Well said @PChidambaram_IN!" Shashi Tharoor said in his tweet. "It is a tribute to your strength of character that you are standing up to persecution and character assassination with courage and confidence. I believe justice will prevail in the end. Till then, we will have to allow some malicious minds their schadenfreude." 


The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines schadenfreude, a word of German origin, as "enjoyment derived from the troubles of others".

The former finance minister was arrested Wednesay late evening by the CBI after a drama that lasted for hours. 

The Congress leader came under the scanner after probe agencies accused his son, Karti Chidambaram, of receiving kickbacks in exchange for facilitating an infusion of foreign funds amounting to Rs. 305 crore into INX Media in 2007. Mr Chidambaram was the Finance Minister in the UPA government at the time.

Congress leaders rallied in support of their leader. "Modi's Govt is using the ED, CBI & sections of a spineless media to character assassinate Chidambaram. I strongly condemn this disgraceful misuse of power," Rahul Gandhi said.

"He unhesitatingly speaks truth to power and exposes the failures of this government, but the truth is inconvenient to cowards so he is being shamefully hunted down. We stand by him and will continue to fight for the truth no matter what the consequences are," said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.  
 

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