Shashi Tharoor reacts on Modi praising issue; claims to be strong critic of Modi
New Delhi: Responding to the controversy over a remark praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that his statement was misinterpreted and that he is a strong critic of Modi. Tharoor took to Twitter to respond to the issue after Congress MLAs in Kerala harshly criticised his statement. KPCC had sought an explanation from Tharoor regarding the statement.
“I've been a strong critic of the Modi government, and I hope a constructive one. My staunch defence of inclusive values and constitutional principles has won me three elections. I urge my fellow Congressmen to respect my approach even when they don't agree with it,” Shashi Tharoor tweeted.
Earlier, Tharoor had supported the opinion of veteran Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Jairam Ramesh that demonising Modi all the time is wrong. Following this, Congress leaders of Kerala had given a complaint to party chief Sonia Gandhi alleging that Tharoor praised Modi.