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Saturday, 29 August 2020

Letter to Sonia Gandhi: Kerala Congress chief steps in after state legislator attacks Shashi Tharoor

Kerala Congress chief Mullapally Radhakrishnan on Friday stepped in to stop an attack on party colleague Shashi Tharoor over the “dissent letter” written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, the Hindustan Times reported. Tharoor was one of the 23 signatories to the letter. The letter had called for radical changes within the party, pointing to its dismal electoral performances and shrinking voter base.

The controversy began when Kerala Congress leader Kodikunnil Suresh called Tharoor a “guest artist and immature politician”. Radhakrishnan, who had himself criticised Tharoor over the letter, then stepped in to stop the infighting. He asked all leaders to treat the matter as closed and not air opinions freely.

“Tharoor is not a politician,” Suresh said. “For the party, he’s only a guest artist. He is immature and yet to learn to work well within the party framework. It is not right for him to take different positions thinking that he is a global citizen.” Senior leader K Muralidharan also lashed out at Tharoor, saying that the letter created much confusion and led to opponents targeting the Congress.

Many other Kerala Congress leaders also backed Tharoor.

“Tharoor’s contributions are immense and he is an inspiration for youngsters,” legislator KS Sabrinathan said. “No doubt, he is a global citizen. His...

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