INTERNECINE AND DISPUTATIOUS
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor recently endorsed party leader Jairam Ramesh’s statement that demonising PM Modi would not help the Congress regain its credibility. However, Tharoor’s stand attracted the ire of his party colleagues in Kerala. Kerala’s leader of the opposition Ramesh Chennithala and state PCC chief Mullappally Ramachandran said there was no need to show the PM in a positive light. Lok Sabha MP K. Muraleedharan went so far as to ask Tharoor to join the BJP. Tharoor has said he doesn’t want their unsolicited advice. If this turns into a war of words, Tharoor will likely have the upper hand.