Two days after he was removed as spokesperson of the Congress, Shashi Tharoor today received support from AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh who said Tharoor enjoys a high level of confidence Among party members.
To us, he (Shashi Tharoor) still enjoys a high level of confidence among members of the Congress party, Mr Singh said. Talking to a TV channel, Mr Tharoor said, Shashi Tharoor still is a member of the Congress. He has just been taken out from the list of Congress Spokespersons.
Mr Singh’s statement comes two days after the Congress removed Mr Tharoor from its list of spokespersons following a recommendation made by the AICC disciplinary committee.
The AICC disciplinary committee made the recommendation on the complaint of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee which had objected to Mr Tharoor’s lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’.
Backing Mr Tharoor, Mr Singh said, Mr Shashi Tharoor is an eminent personality. He is an honourable MP of the Congress as well as a well-known writer and Diplomat. Mr Singh had earlier too backed Mr Tharoor after he faced flak from Congress for accepting Mr Modi’s invite to join Swachhta Abhiyan.
I see nothing wrong in Shashi Tharoor accepting to be Brand Ambassador for Swachhta Abhiyan. It is Congress Party programme adopted by Modi, Mr Singh has earlier said on Twitter.
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