Tharoor’s remarks put party in embarrassing situation: Gehlot

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bikaner
  • Updated: Oct 16, 2014 20:45 IST

Senior Congress leader and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot has criticised his party colleague Shashi Tharoor for making “non-serious” statements which have “often put the party in crisis”.

Gehlot, who was in Bikaner on Wednesday evening, said he had earlier criticised Tharoor for his ‘cattle class’ remarks.

The Congress on Monday removed Tharoor as a spokesperson for his “repeated praise” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Gehlot said the Kerala Congress was against the former Union minister because of the non-serious nature of his statements that have embarrassed the party.

He also came down heavily on chief minister Vasundhara Raje for “deteriorating law and order” situation in the state. The CM, he said, was oblivious of all this and was going from one district to another under its 'sarkar aapke dwar' programme.

Gehlot also alleged that the BJP government was closing welfare schemes started by his government.

He also attacked Prime Minister Modi for tension on the border. He said everything will be fine soon but PM has not shown a clear stand on the issue.

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