In Kerala Congress Powerplay, Shashi Tharoor Claims A “First”

Thiruvananthapuram:

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday hit again at these claiming he was not supporting the UDF agitation towards the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation Mayor over her alleged letter asking for a “priority list” of CPI(M) cadres to be appointed in momentary posts within the civic physique, saying they have been most likely “not paying attention” to his stand on the difficulty.

The Thiruvananthapuram MP additionally stated that “disgust” is what he feels when he sees the conduct of the Mayor and the motion taken by the police towards the Congress protestors.

Speaking to reporters outdoors the Corporation, the place the Congress-led UDF has been agitating for the final 19 days, Tharoor stated possibly these claiming he was not supportive of the protest have been most likely unaware of or “not paying attention” to the information studies about him searching for Mayor Arya Rajendran’s resignation on November 7.

“I was the first to seek her resignation. They may not be paying attention or following the news. My seeking her resignation on November 7 was widely reported. So the party should understand my stand on it. Also, it was not a baseless comment by me.

“I took a stand after understanding the difficulty and giving it appreciable thought, like I do on all points. I used to be not getting time amidst my duties and obligations to come back right here, however on the first alternative I acquired I got here and declared my assist for the protest,” he said.

Leader of Opposition in the Assembly VD Satheesan had recently indicated that the Thiruvananthapuram MP did not take part in any of the ongoing agitations by the party workers in the state capital, which was Tharoor’s constituency.

In his speech indicating support for the protest, Tharoor said, “Disgust is what I really feel, is the phrase that involves my thoughts, once I see the conduct of the Mayor and the police.” He also questioned how mayor Arya Rajendran, the state government and the police would protect people’s rights if this was their conduct.

Tharoor further said Rajendran is holding a Constitutional position and therefore, it should not matter to her which party she belongs to or on which party ticket she won.

“She is everybody’s mayor, like I’m everybody’s MP. But what we see within the letter is that after coming into a Constitutional workplace, she is functioning as a celebration consultant.

“It is not only an injustice, it is also a violation of the oath of office taken by her. It is also betrayal, a cheating, of the citizens, especially the youth, of Kerala. We cannot allow it, we cannot accept it and it is unforgivable,” he stated, lashing out at Rajendran who has been denying that she wrote any such letter.

Tharoor additionally criticised the police motion within the matter, saying that 4 scholar members of the Kerala Students Union (KSU), the celebration’s scholar wing, and 14 Youth Congress staff have been in jail for the previous 18 days for protesting towards the Mayor.

Besides that, Mahila Congress chief and MP Jeby Mather needed to be hospitalized, allegedly because of police assault, for 5 days and two Youth Congress leaders have been nonetheless in hospital, he stated.

“So how is this corporation Mayor, the state government and the police going to protect our rights?” he requested. PTI HMP SS SS

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