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Shashi Tharoor to be sworn in as minister

Shashi Tharoor, the former UN undersecretary general, will be sworn as a minister in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's council of ministers Thursday.

india Updated: May 27, 2009 17:18 IST
IANS

Shashi Tharoor, the former UN undersecretary general, will be sworn as a minister in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's council of ministers on Thursday.

Sources close to Tharoor said he got a call from the Prime Minister's Office asking him to be present for the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Tharoor, who contested from Thiruvananthapuram, won by a margin of nearly 100,000 votes beating Ramachandran Nair of the Communist Party of India (CPI).

First Published: May 27, 2009 17:17 IST