SilverLine rail project: Asked Tharoor to explain in person, says K Sudhakaran

K Sudhakaran-Shashi Tharoor interacting with Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram: KPCC chief K Sudhakaran while addressing media here today took a dig at MP Shashi Tharoor over his stance on the SilverLine project and remarks praising Kerala CM’s push for the state’s investment-friendly stature. Sudhakaran remarked that though Tharoor is a person with global exposure, Congress cannot entertain to saw off the branch one is sitting on.

“Congress has individuals with different viewpoints. That is natural. Otherwise, there would be no democracy in the party. However, ultimately, those who are inside the party are obliged to show obedience to the party. Tharoor has been asked to explain his position. We have also demanded to meet in person. We hope he will come,” he said.

According to Sudhakaran, Tharoor has a global exposure that is wider than the circle of Congress. Tharoor expressing or saying his viewpoints are not problematic, Sudhakaran said. However, he made it clear that they request Tharoor to stick with party policy and its stand.

Sudhakaran maintained that he will only make further comments on the matter after assessing Tharoor’s response. He pointed out that both the party and UDF in Kerala took a stand on the SilverLine project after studying it. He also put forward a scenario that if Tharoor comes up with something substantial to counter the party’s decision, then they would rectify the mistake.

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