‘Those Who Praise PM Modi Should Join BJP’: Kerala Congress Demands Explanation From Shashi Tharoor For Pro-Modi Comment

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Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) will ask its leader and MP from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor to clarify his comments praising PM Modi after several workers complained against him, Times of India has reported.

"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,” Tharoor had said on Sunday (25 August) backing similar comments from other Congress leaders.

"It is time we recognise Modi's work and what he did between 2014 and 2019 due to which he was voted back to power by over "30 per cent of the electorate," Jairam Ramesh had said earlier.

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However, Tharoor’s statement hasn’t been received well by his partymen in Kerala who have approached the KPCC chief Mullappally Ramachandran with written complaints. Ramachandran has said that the KPCC will produce a report on the matter to the AICC that will take the final call on the matter.

Another party MP from K Murleedharan said that Tharoor should join the BJP along with others who wanted to praise PM Modi.

"The Congress leadership should find out what is going on in the minds of those Congress leaders who become uncomfortable when Modi is criticised," said Benny Behannan, Congress MP from Chalakudy.

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