Shashi Tharoor has given a warning to an app that claimed that they could teach users to speak fluent English like him. Tharoor, a member of the Indian National Congress, is known for using extensive English vocabulary during his speeches and interviews.
The politician took to Twitter to clarify that he had no link with the app ‘Blackboard Radio’ and did not endorse it in any way.
“I will take legal action to stop the misuse of my name and image for commercial purposes,” warned Tharoor in the tweet.
Members of Parliament in India are legally not permitted to endorse any private companies.
Meanwhile, the Bangalore-based company removed the politician’s face from the Facebook page but users can still download the app.