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'I DON'T fear anyone': Shashi Tharoor on his meeting with IUML leaders in Kerala | India News

‘I DON’T worry anybody’: Shashi Tharoor on his assembly with IUML leaders in Kerala | Information

Malappuram: Unfazed over the inner rumblings within the Congress’ Kerala unit on his Malabar tour and swelling help for him, Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday stated neither he was afraid of anybody nor ought to anybody worry him, as he continued his tour of the area and in addition met senior leaders of his party-led UDF ally IUML right here. In response to a question by the media as to who was afraid of his tour, Tharoor stated, “I don’t worry anybody and there’s no want for anybody to be afraid of me.” He additionally stated he was not taken with creating any group inside the state Congress.

The Thiruvananthapuram MP’s remarks assume significance amidst hypothesis {that a} part of the Congress management in Kerala seems to be apprehensive over the rising help he was having fun with and the emergence of a ‘Tharoor group’ inside the get together within the state, the place it misplaced energy to rival CPI(M) in 2016.

Tharoor, nonetheless, downplayed his assembly with the IUML leaders on the residence of Sadiq Ali Shihab Thangal at Panakkad by saying it was only a courtesy name on the best way to an occasion within the district.

Different senior Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leaders current there additionally termed his go to as nothing uncommon and stated all of them go and meet Thangal at any time when they cross by way of the world.

Tharoor, accompanied by his staunch supporter and MP M Okay Raghavan, additionally stated he has no intention or curiosity in creating a gaggle.

“Some are saying it’s (his tour) divisive ways or groupism. We don’t intend to create any group nor are we taken with it. Congress is already filled with ‘A’ and ‘I’ teams and there’s no want so as to add any extra alphabets like ‘O’ and ‘V’.” The “A” and “I” teams in Congress get together in Kerala have been energetic for the reason that days of late Okay Karunakaran and AK Antony, each former Chief Ministers.

“If there must be an alphabet, it must be ‘U’ for a united Congress which is what all of us want. There may be nothing uncommon about this go to. I overlook the necessity to make an enormous deal out of two UDF MPs assembly an ally’s leaders,” Tharoor stated.

He stated at a time when divisive politics was energetic within the nation, there was a necessity for politics which might carry collectively everybody and it was praiseworthy that IUML not too long ago held programmes to advertise brotherhood in Chennai, Bengaluru and Mumbai.

After assembly Tharoor, Thangal stated his household has had shut relations with the MP ever since he got here to Kerala. “He’s invited to all vital occasions, events. Due to this fact, when he was right here, he got here to satisfy us,” Thangal stated.

On being requested if he needs Tharoor to be energetic in Kerala politics, he stated, “he (Tharoor) is already energetic. He’s an MP from Kerala. He received twice from right here. He isn’t confined to Thiruvananthapuram. He is an efficient campaigner.”

Tharoor’s Malabar tour seems to have rattled a big part in Congress in Kerala with a number of of them sensing an “agenda” behind his transfer. Tharoor’s opponents within the get together really feel that by way of his programmes he was making an attempt to place himself as an excellent chief ministerial candidate of the Congress-led UDF for the 2026 Meeting polls to finish the rule of the CPI(M)-led LDF within the state.

Congress MP Okay Muraleedharan, former president of the KPCC and son of legendary Congress chief Karunakaran, additionally indicated as a lot when he on Monday stated the restriction on Congress members collaborating in an occasion to which Tharoor was invited might have been imposed by some who need to be the get together’s CM candidate in Kerala and should have been feeling threatened by Tharoor’s actions within the state.

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