Digvijay Singh supports Shashi: Is Congress a divided camp over Tharoor?

Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor
New Delhi, Oct 9: Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor who is facing flak from Congress leadership for accepting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invite to join Swachhta Abhiyan has got support from senior party leader Digvijay Singh.

Coming out in defence of Tharoor on Thursday, Digvijay said the Kerala MP has done nothing wrong.

"I see nothing wrong in Shashi Tharoor accepting to be Brand Ambassador for Swachhta Abhiyan. It is Congress Party programme adopted by Modi," Singh said on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the Congress said that the leader is speaking his views and not the party's. Party spokesperson Anand Sharma retorted, "Digvijay speaks for himself. Tharoor speaks for himself."

The remarks by the Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, who has often taken positions which have ruffled feathers in the party, have come at a time when the Kerala Congress unit has decided to seek suitable action from the high command against Tharoor.

Tharoor was one of the nine Indians who were tagged by Modi when he launched the Swacch Bharat mission on Gandhi Jayanti day. Later, Tharoor hailed Modi for undertaking the cleaning campaign.

Tharoor, who was a top official with the United Nations before he took the plunge into politics, is an All India Congress Committee member and one of the official spokespersons of the party.

OneIndia News

(With agency inputs)

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