Shashi Tharoor removed as Congress spokesperson
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The News Minute | October 13, 2014 | 2.24 pm IST The Congress has removed Shashi Tharoor from his post as AICC spokesperson, with immediate effect. In a press statement signed by Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi, the party said on Monday that party president Sonia Gandhi had accepted the recommendation of the AICC disciplinary committee to remove Shashi Tharoor from the list of spokespersons of the AICC with immediate effect.Â The KPCC had submitted a complaint in this regard as Tharoor had praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi several times in the past, had written editorials in his favour, and had also praised the Swachh Bharat campaign. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy however, said that the Congress was trying to distance itself from Tharoor before the inquiry into Sunanda Pushkarâ€™s death embarrassed the party.