New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor came out in support of his party colleague and former Union minister P Chidambaram, who was arrested by the CBI on Wednesday in connection with INX media case.
Taking to Twitter, Tharoor extended his support to Chidambaram claiming that "justice will prevail in the end". He also hailed Chidambaram for 'standing up to persecution' and 'character assassination'.
Once again, in his tweet, he used the situation to introduce another complex word 'Schadenfreude' for his followers on social media.
Schadenfreude, a word of German origin, means 'pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune', according to the Oxford dictionary.
Taking to Twitter, Tharoor said: "Well said @PChidambaram_IN! 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."
Well said @PChidambaram_IN ! It is a tribute to your strength of character that you are standing up to persecution &character assassination w/ courage & confidence. I believe justice will prevail in the end. Till then we will have to allow some malicious minds their schadenfreude https://t.co/OoERqVVKTQ— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 21, 2019
Here is what netizens replied:
They enjoy it— Simmi Ahuja (@SimmiAhuja_) August 21, 2019
they love doing it sir
and hopefully soon we will get rid from thr epicaricacy @ShashiTharoor
So it means both words I have learnt today have same meaning.
Epicaricacy and schadenfreude
Atleast your's is easy to learn.
Tharoor sir is cruel
Spelling hi yaad nahi ho rhi— Navjeet Narwal 💯 (@NavjeetNarwal) August 21, 2019
Usko already itna tension hai aur tu itne complicated words likh kar aur tension de raha hai usko. 😂😂😂— Akshay | ಅಕ್ಷಯ | अक्षय (@AkshayKatariyaa) August 21, 2019
You can join him soon ... saath baithkar schadenfreude schadenfreude khelte raho— VivekDhonde (@vivekdhonde) August 21, 2019