New Delhi, Jan 10: Minister of state for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor on Sunday, Jan 10, said he was misquoted on the comments he made about Jawaharlal Nehru.
Addressing a press conference here, Tharoor said, "I was misquoted by the media. In fact, a newspaper has quoted Lord Parikh and attributed that to me… This is unprofessionalism and irresponsible reporting. I expect a correction from the media."
On Saturday, Jan 9, Tharoor reportedly criticized Nehruvian foreign policy as a 'moralistic running commentary'.
Tharoor had made the statement during a seminar organised by the Indian Council of World Affairs in New Delhi.
Tharoor also waved two newspapers in particular and read out some highlighted portions there in, which he said were not his words.
When asked about Congress party reaction to his statement yesterday, Tharoor said, "I have spoken to the spokesperson. At least one of them is a very good friend of mine. What he told me that he had not gone through the video of the seminar. He was hounded by the media and he was just reacting to the reporter's comment."