Thiruvananthapuram, August 28
The antipathy in the direction of Shashi Tharoor within the Congress’ Kerala unit is just not new and dates again to 2009 when he was all of the sudden chosen to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Thiruvananthapuram. But lately, the tirade towards the diplomat-turned-politician has sharply elevated.
This comes within the wake of his help to handing over of Thiruvananthapuram airport to the Adani Group whilst his get together has vehemently opposed the choice. The opposition to him has additionally intensified as he was one of many 23 signatories to a letter calling for reforms within the Congress.
The newest to slam Tharoor was fellow MP Kodikunnil Suresh, who on Friday termed him “a guest artiste”.
“Tharoor is not a politician. He is yet to understand on how to carry on party and parliamentary politics by being within the framework of Congress guidelines. He is one who often jumps the gun. Tharoor came into the Congress as a guest artiste and continues to be the same,” Suresh instructed the media mere.
Yet one other MP Ok Muraleedharan made a veiled assault on him. “Tharoor is a global personality, while I am a simple person and hence I am not commenting on him,” was Muraleedharan’s jibe.
State Congress president Muallapally Ramachandran has repeatedly expressed his displeasure in the best way Tharoor conducts himself and has mentioned he has to specific himself within the get together boards solely. He additionally famous that since Covid broke out, Tharoor has been primarily based in Delhi.
On Friday, Ramachandran instructed the media that so far as he’s involved, the Tharoor challenge is a closed chapter for him.
“As a disciplined party worker, I will not make any statement,” he mentioned, including that he doesn’t want to complicate any challenge as it will have an effect on the get together.
But batting for Tharoor was senior Congress legislator PT Thomas who mentioned simply because he wrote a letter, it shouldn’t be taken towards him, and referred to as him a “jewel”.
“The stand of the Congress get together in Kerala on points can be mentioned by the state president. Tharoor is a jewel for the Congress get together,” he mentioned.
Tharoor is now in his third time period because the member from the celebrated Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat.
Way again in 2009, when a dozen leaders from the state capital in Delhi making an attempt to get the get together nomination, Tharoor who was in no way within the reckoning, shocked all by being made the candidate. A senior Congress chief had then mentioned: “We were all waiting for a few days to meet the high command and suddenly came this man (Tharoor), who flew down from the US, met the high command and got the seat.” IANS