Remarks praising PM: Benny Behanan slams Tharoor
Thiruvananthapuram: After opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala and Mullappally Ramachandran, UDF convenor and MP Benny Behanan has also raised sharp criticism against MP Shashi Tharoor for his comments that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be praised for doing the right things. Condemning Tharoor’s remark Benny Behanan stated that Congress can not accept Sangh Parivar’s agenda and Congress leaders should not get irritated for opposing Modi.
“Congress leaders are not bound to glorify Narendra Modi. Congress will not accept the policies of Modi as part of RSS agenda. Hence, Congress will criticise Modi inside and outside the Parliament. It is not for the first time that Congress is opposing Modi, Congress activists will not accept glorifying Modi,” said Benny Behanan.
MP K Muraleedharan also criticised Tharoor for favouring Modi. He stated that he will recommend Congress leadership to take action against Tharoor and added that those who praise Modi are free to join BJP.
Tharoor and his colleague Abishek Singhvi had last week supported party leader Jairam Ramesh who had said that not recognising Modi's work and "demonising" him all the time was not going to help.
Tharoor on his part, on Sunday, defended the remarks made by him, Singhvi and Jairam Ramesh.
"What Jairam Ramesh and Singhvi have said is not wrong. If Modi has done something good, we should acknowledge it. Otherwise we will lose credibility among the people. If there is need, we should severely criticise him," he told a Malayalam TV channel.
(with added inputs from PTI)