Congress Sacks Shashi Tharoor

Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor is in troubles for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has been removed as Congress spokesman with immediate effect. A press release issued by the party said Tharoor had been removed on the recommendation of the AICC disciplinary committee.


"Congress President Sonia Gandhi has accepted the recommendation of the AICC disciplinary committee to remove Shashi Tharoor from the list of spokespersons of the AICC with immediate effect. The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee had submitted a complaint in this regard to the disciplinary committee," said party general secretary, organization, Janardan Dwivedi in the press release.

Tharoor accepted the party’s decision even as he said he would have welcomed the opportunity to respond to allegations leveled against him by Kerala Congress unit.