Advani backs Tharoor's candidacy for UN top job
Advani also wished him success in the race for the Secretary General's post.india Updated: Jun 20, 2006 21:15 IST
Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha LK Advani on Tuesady congratulated United Nations Under Secretary General for Communications Shashi Tharoor on his nomination as India's candidate for the top UN job and said his election to the post would be an honour for the country.
"It would be a matter of honour for India if an Indian were elected to the highest office in the United Nations," the senior BJP leader told Tharoor who met him at his residence in New Delhi.
Advani also wished him success in the race for the Secretary General's post.
Tharoor, who met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday, also had a meeting with Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Jaswant Singh on Tuesday.