The Thiruvananthapuram member of parliament from the Congress party was one among the 23 senior leaders of the party who wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi demanding strong leadership and organizational revolution in the party.
Back in his home state Kerala, several leaders from the Congress party have come out and taken a jibe at Shashi Tharoor by calling him a “guest artist”. The working president of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee, Kodikkunnil Suresh on Friday said that everybody should abide by the party’s guidelines and work accordingly. He said,
“Shashi Tharoor is certainly not a politician. He came to the Congress party as a guest artist. He is still continuing in the party as a guest artist.”
Suresh further said that Tharoor may be a global citizen but warned him of assuming that he can take any action or say anything according to his own will. He asked him to follow the party policies and programs.
More Opposition To Tharoor
The statement came after Shashi Tharoor broke his silence on the Congress Working Committee fiasco. Taking to Twitter, Tharoor wrote,
“I’ve been silent for 4 days on recent events in @INCIndia because once the Congress President says the issue is behind us, it is the duty of all of us to work together constructively in the interests of the party. I urge all my colleagues to uphold this principle & end the debate.”
On Thursday, former KPCC President K Muraleedharan called Tharoor as a ‘global citizen’. Leaders in the state congress unit in Kerala have been reportedly miffed with Tharoor after the latter openly supported the center’s decision to lease the Thiruvananthapuram airport to Adani Enterprises for 50 years. The state leaders are opposed to this move. Tharoor had said,
“The people want the airport. It’s some politicians who are opposed to it.”
Source: Deccan Chronicle