Cong leader and MP, TN Prathapan, wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi saying that giving a ‘good certificate’ to BJP will weaken the fight of Congress to regain India.

Cong leaders in Kerala unhappy after Tharoor backs pro-Modi remark of Jairam Ramesh
news Politics Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 09:02

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor finds himself in trouble over his comments backing another Congress leader Jairam Ramesh’s remarks in support of Narendra Modi. Congress leader and Kerala MP, TN Prathapan, has written a letter to Sonia Gandhi slamming Tharoor for his remarks.

From Kerala’s Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala to senior leader K Muraleedharan, multiple Congress leaders in the state have come out against Tharoor’s remark.

The controversy erupted with Shashi Tharoor coming out and supporting another Congress leader Jairam Ramesh over his pro-Modi remarks. Jairam Ramesh on Friday was reported to have stated that the Prime Minister should be praised for doing the right things.

According to reports, Tharoor supported Jairam Ramesh’s remark by saying that praising Narendra Modi for the right thing will add credibility to their criticism when the PM commits mistakes.

With bye-elections being declared in Pala, one of the strongholds of Congress-led UDF, Tharoor’s remark has largely irritated Congress leaders in Kerala.

TN Prathapan, in his letter to Sonia, without naming Tharoor, stated, “I really don’t get what type of narrative these leaders want to put forward while the undemocratic and autocratic regime of Modi is strengthening.”

Criticising Tharoor, he added, “The good certificates that we produced will weaken our fight to regain India.”

He also added that the Congress party doesn’t need to praise Modi to overcome certain crisis and that it will only weaken the party’s stronghold and people’s trust.

"Narendra Modi is a complete dictator and his regime is suffocating to many Indians,” Prathapan stated in the letter dated Saturday, August 24. He also added that what Modi is doing at present was just the copying of projects and plans of the earlier Congress governments.

The Congress had earlier sacked Tharoor from the position of party spokesperson in a similar situation, where he had heaped praise on the Modi government.

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