Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor has been in the eye of a storm following his tweet: “praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi whenever he says or does the right thing” and refusing to budge from that position ever since. Tharoor has come in for scathing criticism from Congress leaders from Kerala for his position, with K Muraleedharan even suggesting that Tharoor quit the party and join the BJP. The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Mullappally Ramachandran dubbed Tharoor an “opportunist” and sought the latter’s explanation in a sharply-worded letter.
The Kochi Post has accessed Tharoor’s reply to the KPCC Chief where he goes on to argue how he has been consistent in his stand on the matter and how he has been working hard and taking on the government in the Lok Sabha and outside—more than any of his critics. On Mullappally’s point about raising the matter at a party forum, Tharoor argues how he was merely reacting to comments on social media and that he has always been a loyal Congressman. Read here the full text of Tharoor’s letter to the KPCC Chief:
Respected KPCC President, dear Mullappally-ji: