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The News Minute | October 7, 2014 | 09:50 am IST A day after Congress leaders from Kerala warned Shashi Tharoor to stop adulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi , Congress-owned newspaper Veekshanam has come out with a scathing editorial on the issue. Though the article does not directly mention Tharoor, it says that some foreign experts have become indecisive in their opinion on Modi after his US visit and cleanliness drive that began on October 2. With the editorial titled ‘‘Even a golden tree that rests on a roof…” ,the article is full of euphemisms and says that the only thing worse than defecating in one’s own cage is winking at one's secret lover lying on one’s own bed. The editorial clearly tells the leader that he can leave the party if he wishes to, and says that it is better to leave the house with one's secret lover, in this case referring to Modi, than use a post given by the Congress party to liaison with the lover through the kitchen window. “It is evident that those who are wearing a secular mask on TV channels are penning love songs for Modi on twitter and writing odes to Modi on editorial pages”, says Veekshanam. The editorial goes on to give advice to the Congress party saying that it should not let the golden tree to rest on its roof, it should either cut if off or or tie it up. It accused leaders of being those who will not stick to the party even if they go through one defeat.  Veekshananm adds that this leader’s sustenance is from the Congress but the loyalty is with the BJP. The editorial also says… on Oct 2 when Modi also asked Tendulkar and Chopra to take the broom, his intention was not to clean India but cleanse the filth off his past."Even actor Kamal Hassan had the sensibility to call the drive a PR exercise, but what surprised us was that a person who was to act as a Congress spokesperson sang praises for Modi."and that took us by surprise.
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