MA Baby | Photo: Mathrubhumi archives
Thiruvananthapuram: Following the defeat of MP Shashi Tharoor in the Congress president election, CPM politburo member MA Baby has covertly invited the former to CPM.
In a Facebook post, the former minister asked if Tharoor would continue in Congress after the “humiliating defeat” or whether he would “embrace the right and effective politics that challenges the Sangh Parivar.”
After congratulating Tharoor for bagging ten percent of the vote, Baby said the poll was not free and fair as promised by the party leadership. Mallikarjun Kharge did not win because he was more popular than Tharoor. He won because he was the candidate of “Sonia family,” Baby said.
“No one who stood up to the Nehru family could continue in the party. Everyone knows Tharoor is not a favourite of Rahul Gandhi. What will Tharoor do now? Will he continue in the party by bearing the humiliation? If he calls it quits, will it be just to cover up the despair (of losing the poll)? Will Tharoor embrace the effective politics that challenges the Sangh Parivar?" asked Baby.
As the votes in the Congress president poll counted on Wednesday, Kharge recorded a massive victory against Tharoor. The Thiruvananthapuram MP was quick to congratulate Kharge. He also said that he was not a candidate of dissent, but a candidate for change. Kharge's victory is victory of Congress, Tharoor said.
Tharoor earlier has said that BJP, Congress and CPM had approached him when he left the UN.